Nathalie Wallace was named global head of sustainable investing at Natixis Investment Managers, according to a news release Monday.
She starts Sept. 1 and will replace Harald Walkate, who has left the firm and is an ESG adviser to Dutch Founders Fund.
Ms. Wallace will be responsible for driving ESG commitments for the firm's distribution network, affiliate managers and through industrywide initiatives, Natixis IM said in the release. The firm, with €1.15 trillion ($1.37 billion) under management as of June 30, said that its target is to have 50% of assets under management in the sustainable or impact investing category by 2024.
Ms. Wallace joins from affiliate Mirova U.S., where she was head of ESG strategy and development. She will be based in Boston and report to Joseph Pinto, Natixis Investment Managers head of distribution for Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific.
"Having most recently worked at Mirova, our dedicated sustainable investment affiliate, we believe Nathalie's deep knowledge and long industry experience, will help clients align their ESG beliefs with their investment goals and accelerate the transition to a more sustainable global economy," Natixis Investment Managers CEO Tim Ryan said in the release.
Her replacement at Mirova has not been decided, spokeswoman Billie Clarricoats said in an email.