Alya Z Kayal named ESG head at Affirmative Investment Management, Ian Learmonth new CEO at Clean Energy Finance Corporation

APPOINTMENT OF THE MONTH

Alya Z Kayal has joined dedicated green and impact bond fund management company Affirmative Investment Management (AIM) as director of ESG strategy and policy. She was previously director of policy and programs at US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment.

Kayal’s career has focused on using investments to advance responsible business practices globally. “My work on child labour in US imports, managing sustainability research at Calvert Investments for 17 years, and advancing public policy in the US have helped shape my career path,” she explains. “Having lived in developing countries and travelled extensively, I understand the tremendous impact of business on people and our planet. I know that investments can – and have – a positive difference in the world. Sustainable investment is a vehicle for positive change – it’s quite simply a smarter way to invest.”

In her new role, Kayal will be helping to build AIM’s outreach, advising on ESG policies and emerging issues, and strengthening AIM’s integration of ESG and sustainability factors into its investment decision-making process.

Says Kayal: “It is a privilege to join a fixed income investment manager whose core DNA is about promoting global best practices and where all of the investments focus...

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