Federated Hermes hires sustainability director

Federated Hermes has appointed Olivia Lankester as responsible investing & sustainability director.

Lankester will work within the global emerging markets equities team and report to Kunjal Gala, Lead Portfolio Manager. She was previously senior director of social impact & responsibility at the Lego Group.

Gary Greenberg, Head of Global Emerging Markets, says: “We have always been active owners of the stocks we invest in, with ESG integration and engagement forming a key part of our investment process. Olivia’s role is vital in deepening our ESG awareness and knowledge of issues across our GEMs portfolio. The whole team is looking forward to working with Olivia to encourage our companies along a sustainable trajectory.”