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Ninety One makes new sustainability director hire

Climate_changeNinety One has appointed Daisy Streatfeild as sustainability director, who joins from the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC).

Streatfeild will be responsible for the implementation of company and portfolio net zero policies at Ninety One. She will also contribute to the development of sustainable products with the support of the investment team, and will work with clients to inform them of the firm’s sustainable investing practices and help develop their investment approach.

Chief sustainability officer at Ninety One, Nazmeera Moola, said: “As a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, Ninety One is committed to ensuring that our portfolios achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Given our emerging markets heritage, we also understand the importance of setting net zero targets that do not depend on exclusion and divestment and can be assessed in the real economy - otherwise net zero will remain a pipe dream, as opposed to the reality we seek. 

“Daisy’s deep level of experience in working within the sustainable finance sector, coupled with her passion for transforming the investment industry for the better, positions her as an ideal member of our team.”

At the IIGCC, Streatfeild was programme director, working on the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative and oversaw more than 140 IIGCC members sign up to commit to net-zero portfolio emissions. Prior to this, she worked at the Inter-American Development Bank Group as a sustainable infrastructure advisor.

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