S&P’s Trucost adds trio to ESG business development team

S&P Global’s ESG data arm Trucost has made three new hires

S&P Global’s ESG data arm Trucost has expanded its team with the three new hires.

Michael Salvatico (pictured) has joined as head of ESG business development for the APAC region, based in Sydney, after leaving his post as executive director at MSCI. His career experience involves working in portfolio analytics, quantitative investment analysis and ESG research.

Meanwhile, Katie Gandy and Vivian Wendan have both moved into the positions of senior ESG business development managers – Gandy for financial institutions in the US, and Wendan for the ASEAN region.

Gandy will be based in New York and has previously worked in sustainable investing strategies and fixed income portfolio management at Bank of America and Merrill Lynch, as well as previously working at S&P.

Wendan’s career history includes stints at KPMG and Global Initiatives NGO and has experience in in sustainability strategy, ESG reporting, materiality assessment, and climate change services. She is based in Singapore.

Lauren Smart, managing director, global head of ESG commercial at S&P Global Market Intelligence, commented: “We are really excited to welcome our new additions, Michael, Katie and Vivian to our team. They bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field of ESG and will make valuable contributions in helping to provide our customers with climate analytics and strategic ESG insights.”

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Natalie Kenway

Natalie is global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist for 16 years. She won Editor of the Year at the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2021, and was Winner...