FSI hires head of sustainable investing institute

First Sentier Investors has appointed Velina Karadzhova to head the First Sentier MUFG Sustainable Investment Institute.

Karadzhova will be responsible for developing the institute’s research programme which will include macro-level research on sustainable investment topics, market trends and industry practices. She was previously an ESG analyst and utilities sector lead at MSCI. The institute was launched in May 2021 to publish proprietary, high-quality research on emerging sustainable investment topics that have yet to see significant industry focus.

Will Oulton, Global Head of Responsible Investment at First Sentier Investors and Chair of the institute, said: “Velina‘s considerable experience in the fields of ESG-related research will be invaluable in this new role to lead and further develop the institute’s sustainable investment research programme. The reports will promote critical, urgent and under-reported sustainability issues, while outlining actions the industry and broader society can take to help address these problems.”