HSBC AM appoints head of sustainability

HSBC Asset Management has appointed Erin Leonard as Global Head of Sustainability for its newly created Sustainability Office.

She will report directly to CEO, Nicolas Moreau, as a member of his Management Committee. HSBC AM says the Sustainability Office will be responsible for the delivery of HSBC Asset Management’s sustainability strategy and the business-wide transition to sustainable investing. Stuart Kirk has also been appointed as Head of Responsible Investment.

Nicolas Moreau, CEO HSBC Asset Management, commented:
“Sustainable investing has become one of the driving forces in our industry. The challenges of delivering on the Paris Agreement and meeting the diverse and fast-changing needs of our clients are immense, but they also offer enormous opportunities for growth.