HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) has appointed Fatima Hadj as Climate Investment Strategist, and Laëtitia Tankwe as Head of Sustainability Implementation & Assurance.
In this newly created role, Fatima will lead HSBC AM’s climate change strategy, ensuring climate considerations are embedded across its investment platform. She will work with clients to help shape their climate strategies and investment teams to help identify climate-related risks and opportunities in portfolios.
Fatima joins HSBC AM with over 20 years’ experience in scaling businesses across financial services and in supporting businesses to consider ESG factors from a risk and impact perspective.
Fatima has held a number of senior roles in the banking and asset management industry, including Tikehau Capital, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s. She has been the Chair of the Principles for Responsible (PRI) ’s committee for ESG integration in securitised products since its creation, and is a member of the steering committee of the new collaboration between the Principles for Responsible Investment and the UN Environment Programme Finance Initiative on bank loans and related products. She is also a lecturer at Bocconi University on ESG integration in finance.
Fatima will be based in London and report into Stuart Kirk, Global Head of Research & Responsible Investments.
Stuart commented: “Fatima’s role is an important next step as we focus on climate change mitigation in investments. Her 360-degree view of the market and her previous experience will be instrumental in enabling us to be a leader in this area.”
In the newly created role of Head of Sustainability Implementation & Assurance, Laëtitia will focus on creating and delivering market-leading assurance frameworks for HSBC AM’s sustainability commitments to customers and industry partners. She will also coordinate some of our external industry activities.
Before joining HSBC AM, Laëtitia was the Responsible Investment advisor to the President of the French public sector pension scheme, Caisse des dépôts Group, where she contributed to the definition and implementation of its responsible investment roadmap. Prior to this she held advisory, consultant and analyst roles at Banque Populaire Méditerranée, BPCE, Secafi, Batirente and BNP Paribas. Laetitia’s industry leadership in sustainability also includes board-level roles on the UN PRI and FrenchSIF, as well as membership in the Climate Action 100+ Steering Committee.
Laëtitia will be based in Paris and reports into Erin Leonard, Head of Sustainability.
Erin noted: “We are embedding the highest standards for sustainable investing across our value chain. I am delighted that Laetitia will help drive the development of our sustainable investment activities and to ensure that we deliver on our net-zero commitments, and curbing climate change. Her extensive experience with industry partners will also ensure that we have a leading role in driving the transition.”
HSBC AM’s ambition is to be a leader in responsible investment and drive the transition to a more sustainable economy for the long-term benefits of its clients and society. This will be achieved by integrating ESG analysis as part of its investment process, engagement with companies to improve market transparency and sustainability disclosures, and engaging with policymakers and industry leaders to support the transition to a low-carbon economy.
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