With thanks to Miriam Heale, Allen & York www.allen-york.com
APPOINTMENT OF THE MONTH
Global sustainability research and analysis company Sustainalytics has opened an office in Sydney, Australia. It will be headed by Catalina Secreteanu, who has relocated from the firm’s London office. Secreteanu’s career in sustainability started after she graduated from Nottingham University's Sustainability MSc programme in 2009. “Since then, I have taken up a number of roles within the responsible investment space that have enabled me to see the industry evolve,” she explains.
After graduating she joined the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association, where she worked with a wide range of investors with an ESG focus, before joining Sustainalytics in 2012, as the company was just setting up its London presence. “It was a very exciting and busy time that enabled me to work with investors that were at different stages in their responsible investment journey,” she says. Secreteanu was drawn to the sector by a desire to make an impact through her work, “whether supporting the development of new investment products that integrate sustainability, such as green and social bonds, or by helping investors monitor and engage with the companies they invest in, based on...