Lindsey Apple was named proxy voting and engagement lead at Mirova U.S., the responsible investing subsidiary of Natixis Investment Managers, spokeswoman Kelly Cameron confirmed in an email.
The position is new. Ms. Apple will work with portfolio managers and senior management on voting and engagement decisions in the U.S. and Europe, the company said in a news release. She will also lead the firm's voting policy and carry out its voting process while speaking with regulators, investors and clients.
She will be based in Boston and report to Mathilde Dufour, head of global sustainability research for listed assets, and Amber Baker, deputy CEO.
Ms. Apple was corporate governance and proxy voting manager at MFS Investment Management. Her responsibilities have been assumed by other members of the proxy voting team on an interim basis while the firm evaluates the role, said Dan Flaherty, a spokesman for MFS.
Mirova managed $24 billion in assets as of Dec. 31.