Invesco has appointed Molly Betournay as director of ESG research.
Betournay (pictured) joins from Vermont-based advisory firm Clean Yield Asset Management, where she was director of social research and advocacy.
In this role, she led the firm’s ESG research and analysis of public equities, oversaw its proxy voting programme, and designed and implemented long-term shareholder engagement strategies across a range of ESG issues.
Betournay has 19 years of industry experience, with her earlier roles including director of ESG and impact investing at Pathstone, head of US research at Vigeo EIRIS and lead sustainability analyst at Impax Asset Management, formerly Pax World Funds.
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Betournay will lead a team of seven analysts in supporting Invesco’s investment teams. She will report to Glen Yelton, global head of ESG at Invesco.
Yelton commnted: “As ESG considerations have become increasingly important to many of our clients, it is important that we have the best resources to support our investment teams and distribution partners.
“Ms Betournay arrives with an impressive track record and the expertise required to help us meet those client needs and makes an excellent addition to our team.”
This article first appeared on ESG Clarity’s sister site Portfolio Adviser