Fidelity boosts sustainability team with key hires

Fidelity International has announced the expansion of its sustainability team with the appointment of two senior hires in Europe.

Phil Cliff has been appointed as director, sustainable investing, with a focus on climate integration.

Aaron Hay joins as director, sustainable Investing, with a focus on ESG integration, within the firm’s private credit strategies. Both will be based in London.

In his new role, Phil Cliff will work to enhance Fidelity’s climate strategy and transition plan, with the aim of halving emissions across its investment portfolios by 2030 and reaching net zero by 2050.

Phil Cliff was previously head of climate at M&G Investments. He brings over 20 years of investment experience to the role, having previously worked at Threadneedle Asset Management and Skandia Life.

Aaron Hay will lead the development and execution of the sustainable investing strategy for Fidelity’s private credit capabilities.

His responsibilities will also include leading the stewardship and engagement activities for Fidelity’s private credit holdings.

Aaron Hay joins from Federated Hermes Limited, where he was responsible for investee stewardship, sustainable and impact investment strategy and implementation. He has also held roles with Accenture Strategy, Forum for the Future and is a trustee of EIRIS Foundation.

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