(London) – Aviva Investors, the global asset management business of Aviva plc, announces it has appointed Nick Molho as Head of Climate Policy, a newly-created role.
Reporting to Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors, Nick will help develop and deliver Aviva Investors’ macro stewardship programme, with an emphasis on promoting the net zero transition at a sectoral level, as well as helping to identify and advocate for specific government policies that would drive a just transition, starting with hard-to-abate sectors such as energy, heavy industry, aviation and shipping. He will formally begin his new role in June.
Aviva Investors’ macro stewardship programme focuses on engagement with governments, policymakers and other key stakeholders to correct market failures on sustainability issues. It complements the asset manager’s corporate governance activities which relate to engagement at a corporate level and influencing the companies and physical assets the business invests in.
Nick joins from his previous role as Executive Director at the Aldersgate Group, a cross-economy membership organisation focused on accelerating the UK’s transition towards a competitive, resource efficient and net zero emissions economy. At the Aldersgate Group, Nick led the overall strategic direction, work programme and policy advocacy activities of the Group for the last eight years, covering all key areas of climate and environmental policy, as well as green finance.
Steve Waygood, Chief Responsible Investment Officer at Aviva Investors, said:
“Nick is a hugely respected figure on a broad range of sustainability issues, and I have long admired his work at the Aldersgate Group and before. He brings an unrivalled amount of expertise in this field. His experience of engaging with companies, financial institutions, regulators, governments and policymakers will be invaluable. I am greatly looking forward to working more closely with him and continuing to advance our macro stewardship programme, which has considerable potential to help power the transition towards a sustainable future.”
Nick Molho, Head of Climate Policy at Aviva Investors, said:
“Aviva Investors is an organisation I hold in high regard, and one which has been taking material action to shape the transition towards a sustainable future from within the private sector by actively engaging with real economy businesses and financial institutions, as well as with global governments, regulators and standard setters. Such activity is critical in ensuring capital flows into the right activities in the global economy and leads to meaningful change. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to build on Aviva Investors’ achievements to date and supporting its ongoing work in calling for a timely and successful transition to net zero emissions.”