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MSCI finds an ESG head, AIG creates sustainability officer role, and more.

MSCI Appoints Chitra Hepburn as Head of APAC ESG Client Coverage

MSCI has appointed Chitra Hepburn as head of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) client coverage for Asia Pacific (APAC).

Hepburn is based in Shanghai and reports directly to Jack Lin, head of APAC client coverage at MSCI. She will be responsible for driving the growth of MSCI ESG Research in the APAC market, as well as leveraging its ratings, research, and data across MSCI, such as ESG indexes and ESG analytics.

Hepburn most recently was a managing director at ESG Global, where she was responsible for working with issuers to create and implement their ESG metrics in preparation for investor roadshows. Prior to this, she was greater China head of sustainability, corporate communications, and CSR for Bayer, across the three divisions of pharmaceuticals, crop science, and consumer care.

AIG Appoints Jennifer Waldner as First Chief Sustainability Officer

American International Group has created a position of chief sustainability officer to lead the development and implementation of a company-wide sustainability strategy and appointed Jennifer Waldner to fill the role, effective immediately. Waldner will report to Thomas B. Leonardi, AIG’s executive vice president and vice chair, AIG Life Holdings, Inc. 

Waldner has accountability for implementing AIG’s sustainability strategy and developing a corresponding reporting structure. She will lead a cross-functional team to drive global sustainability initiatives while influencing and mobilizing the execution of AIG’s sustainability strategy across the organization.

Scott Boyd joins Principal as Head of Sales in Retirement and Income Solutions

Principal Financial Group announced that Scott Boyd has joined the company as head of sales for workplace savings and retirement solutions in the retirement and income solutions division, effective August 12, 2019.

In his new role, Boyd assumes responsibility for leading the US sales force to serve all customer segments and product solutions. He will report to Jerry Patterson, senior vice president, retirement and income solutions.

Most recently, Boyd served as senior vice president for full-service teams at Prudential, focusing on offerings in the corporate, governmental, tax-exempt, and Taft Hartley markets. Boyd was also responsible for managing the business development and intermediary relations team, maintaining and expanding relationships with key distribution channels nationally.

Prior to joining Prudential, Boyd worked as a strategy consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Boston. 

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