Maria Nazarova-Doyle joined IFM Investors as head of sustainable investment, leading the firm's global sustainable investment team.
The role is new and based in London. Ms. Nazarova-Doyle started on Monday, a spokeswoman confirmed.
Ms. Nazarova-Doyle focuses on the implementation and measurement of the money manager's sustainability initiatives. She reports to Luba Nikulina, chief strategy officer.
"Maria joins IFM at a crucial moment in our industry's adoption of more sustainable investing processes, as clients continue to turn their attention towards both the opportunities and challenges of issues like climate change and energy security," Ms. Nikulina said in a news release. "Maria's in-depth experience and technical knowledge of investment stewardship helps strengthen our broader sustainable investment team and will support our clients in achieving their investment objectives."
IFM Investors is owned by a group of Australian superannuation funds and has £117 billion ($148.5 billion) in assets under management across infrastructure, debt, equities and private equity.
Ms. Nazarova-Doyle is a board member for the U.K. Sustainable Investment and Finance Association and its policy committee, as well as being a member of other industry groups.
She was head of responsible investments and stewardship at Scottish Widows. A replacement has not yet been appointed.