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Global investment manager Invesco has appointed Molly Betournay as director of ESG research.
Betournay (pictured) was formerly at Clean Yield Asset Management, a Vermont-based investment advisory firm, where she served as director of social research and advocacy. In that 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, the firm said in a statement.
Betournay’s 19 years of experience also include 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).
In her new position, Betournay will lead a team of seven ESG research analysts to support Invesco’s investment teams. She will report to Glen Yelton, global head of ESG at Invesco.
“As environmental, social and governance (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,” Yelton said.