Aviva Investors appoints liquid markets ESG head

Louise Piffaut was previously head of ESG integration for equities at the firm

Aviva Investors has completed its ESG senior management team with the appointment of Louise Piffaut as head of ESG, liquid markets.

Previously head of ESG integration for equities, Piffaut will now oversee the firm’s approach to stewardship, including its voting and engagement activities, as well as continuing to look at ESG integration.

“We’re really pleased to have Louise step into this new role,” said global head of ESG Mirza Baig.

“Working closely alongside the wider responsible investment function, the ESG team connects our portfolio level ESG activities with our macro stewardship programmes, ensuring a holistic and integrated approach to supporting the transition to a more sustainable future.”

Alongside Baig and Piffaut in Aviva Investors’ ESG senior management team is head of sustainable outcomes Sam Tripuraneni; head of responsible investment, real assets, Ed Dixon; ESG strategy director Jess Foulds; and sustainability ambition director Candice Thorpe.