By Claire Manuel, with thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York Recruitment

Appointment of the month

Low carbon entrepreneur Jane Burston, a regular contributor to Ethical Corporation, will be leading the National Physical Laboratory’s work in climate science and low carbon technology. NPL, the UK’s National Measurement Institute, has appointed environment expert Burston to establish a new centre for carbon measurement, which will provide the necessary measurement infrastructure to support government, business and academia in emissions’ reduction, climate science and low carbon technology.

Burston joins NPL from Carbon Retirement, a social enterprise she co-founded in 2008 that takes an innovative approach to carbon offsetting. Prior to establishing Carbon Retirement, Burston worked as a consultant in the environmental sector, including on climate change policy for Transport for London and the Mayor of London’s office, and as an external consultant to a range of FTSE 100 businesses, public sector organisations and SMEs.

Magdalena Kettis has been appointed sustainability manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises in Sweden and Norway. Kettis was most recently head of social and environmental issues at Norges Bank Investment Management.

The board of the Asian Development Bank has approved the appointment of Bindu N Lohani as vice-president (knowledge management and sustainable development). Lohani, who has held the position of vice-president (finance and administration) since April 2007,...

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