Kuh named Morningstar Indexes’ first head of ESG strategy

The former head of ESG indexes at MSCI will help drive sustainable investment initiatives

Morningstar Indexes has named Thomas Kuh as its global head of ESG strategy, reporting to Rolf Agather, the group’s global head of research and product.

Kuh “will help further accelerate sustainable investment initiatives” for the global index provider, Morningstar said in a release.

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With more than 30 years of experience in indexing and sustainable investing, Kuh most recently was president of Benchmark ESG Consulting, and head of index at Truvalue Labs.

Earlier he served as managing director of indexes at KLD Research & Analytics, as head of indexes at RiskMetrics Group prior to its acquisition by MSCI, and then as executive director of ESG indexes at MSCI, where he led and grew the ESG index business.

Kuh also serves as an advisory board member at the Journal of Impact & ESG Investing.