HSBC AM shakes up responsible investment team and launches sustainability office

Expects to make new responsible investment hires

Anna Fedorova
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Erin Leonard, global head of sustainability at HSBC AM
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Erin Leonard, global head of sustainability at HSBC AM

HSBC Asset Management is reorganising its responsible investment team, with Stuart Kirk taking over the role of head of responsible investment as Melissa McDonald leaves the firm, while Erin Leonard is set to lead its newly created sustainability office.

Leonard has spent over a decade at HSBC, most recently as interim global head of institutional business, while also leading the firm's responsible investment initiative. In her new role as global head of sustainability, she will continue to be based in London and report to HSBC AM's CEO Nicolas Moreau. The new sustainability office will be responsible for the delivery of HSBC AM's sustainability strategy and the business-wide transition to sustainable investing, including topics such as diversity, equity and inclusion. Moreau said: "The creation of our Sustainability Office reflect...

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