Aviva Investors names climate policy head

Nick Molho joins the firm in June in newly created role

Aviva Investors has appointed Nick Molho as head of climate policy.

In the newly created role, Molho will help steer the firm’s macro stewardship programme, with an emphasis on promoting the net-zero transition at a sectoral level, as well as helping to identify and advocate for specific government policies that would drive a ‘just transition’.

This starts with hard-to-abate sectors such as energy, heavy industry, aviation and shipping, the firm said.

He will begin his new role in June and report to Steve Waygood (pictured), chief responsible investment officer.

Molho joins from the Aldersgate Group, where he led the strategic direction, work programme and policy advocacy for eight years, covering climate and environmental policy, as well as green finance.

Waygood said: “Nick is a hugely respected figure on a broad range of sustainability issues, and I have long admired his work at the Aldersgate Group and before. He brings an unrivalled amount of expertise in this field.

“His experience of engaging with companies, financial institutions, regulators, governments and policymakers will be invaluable. I am greatly looking forward to working more closely with him and continuing to advance our macro stewardship programme, which has considerable potential to help power the transition towards a sustainable future.”

Molho added: “I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to build on Aviva Investors’ achievements to date and supporting its ongoing work in calling for a timely and successful transition to net-zero emissions.”

This article first appeared on ESG Clarity’s sister title Portfolio Adviser.