BNP Paribas Asset Management names Jane Ambachtsheer Global Head Of Sustainability


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BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has just announced the appointment of Jane Ambachtsheer as Global Head of Sustainability. She will report to Frédéric Janbon, CEO and Head of Investments at BNPP AM. She will join on 27 August and will be based in Paris.

In her new role, Jane Ambachtsheer will be responsible for BNPP AM’s overarching approach to sustainability. Together with Helena Viñes-Fiestas, BNPP AM’s Deputy Head of Sustainability, she will lead on sustainability-related research, Environmental Social & Governance (‘ESG’) integration, engagement, advocacy and governance. Jane will also manage BNPP AM’s overall corporate social responsibility (‘CSR’).

Frederic Janbon, CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management, commented:

We are very proud to welcome Jane Ambachtsheer to BNP Paribas Asset Management. As a seasoned professional who is recognised globally as a leading influencer in responsible investment, Jane adds outstanding expertise to a central pillar of BNPP AM’s strategy. While we continue to strengthen our commitment to long-term investing, as well as acting as a responsible firm, having Jane on board will definitely accelerate the path to achieving our goals as a leading player in sustainable finance.

Jane Ambachtsheer was previously Partner and Chair of Responsible Investment at Mercer, where she oversaw the strategy for the Responsible Investment team and advised investors around the world. Ambachtsheer has spent over 20 years in the investment industry, with a focus on responsible investment since 2003, after joining Mercer as an investment analyst in 2000.

Jane Ambachtsheer was consultant to the United Nations through the development of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), which are now supported by more than 1,800 signatories representing USD 70 trillion of assets. She is involved in a large number of industry initiatives, including as a Trustee of the Carbon Disclosure Project, a member of the Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, and a member of the PRI Academic Working Group. Jane Ambachtsheer is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and a Research Affiliate at the University Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment.

Jane Ambachtsheer holds a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Economics and English Literature with honours from York University.

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