Pemberton hires sustainability head from Goldman Sachs

Niamh Whooley has contributed to several PRI initiatives

Alternative credit manager Pemberton has hired a head of sustainable investing from Goldman Sachs to expand the firm’s sustainability strategy.

Niamh Whooley joins as managing director and head of sustainable investing, and will be responsible for developing Pemberton’s sustainable investments and coordinating with clients and stakeholders.

She joins from Goldman Sachs Asset Management where she was global head of fixed income ESG research. Prior to that Whooley held roles at Pimco, Société Générale CIB and Fidelity International.

Throughout her 15 years in sustainable investing, Whooley has contributed to numerous industry initiatives aimed at promoting global standards in sustainable investing, including as a consortium member of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment’s (PRI) Inevitable Policy Response, and serving on the PRI’s Sustainable Development Goal’s advisory committee and the Bondholder Engagement Working Group. 

Symon Drake-Brockman, managing partner at Pemberton, said: “As ESG and sustainable investing in private credit markets continues to evolve, Niamh’s extensive experience in this field will be invaluable and help us further shape and implement best practice across the spectrum of ESG factors.”

Whooley added: “Pemberton stood out to me as forward thinking around sustainable investment in the private credit space. I look forward to leading Pemberton’s growth and innovation in sustainability across teams and strategies, ensuring we stay at the forefront of sustainable debt investing and facilitating progress within the industry.”