SWIP appoints first head of sustainability
29th October 2010
Scottish Widows Investment Partnership (SWIP) has hired a head of Sustainability, underlining the growing importance being placed on green opportunities by the investment management sector.
has appointed Craig Mackenzie
, former director of the Centre for Business and Climate Change at University of Edinburgh Business School, as its first every head of Sustainability
. Before joining the University of Edinburgh, Mackenzie spent 10 years working in the investment
management arena and set up and managed governance and sustainable research functions at Insight and Friends Ivory and Sime.
Mackenzie, who is the chair of the FTSE4Good Criteria Committee, will be responsible for the strategy and performance of SWIP’s sustainability practices. He will report to Andrew November, SWIP’s director of Equities.
"I am excited to be taking on this new role at SWIP and working across the company to develop its sustainable practices from an investment perspective and also the internal programmes," said Mackenzie.
Andrew November, director of Equities at SWIP, added: "Craig’s impressive credentials both in academia and investment management will help SWIP develop and drive forward its sustainability strategy to meet our ambitions of being a leader in the market in these practices."
SWIP manages £450 million of socially responsible funds.
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