Abrdn has appointed Sylvain Augoyard as Asia-Pacific sustainable investment manager.
His role will involve building out the company’s sustainable investment capabilities across the region, including the APAC Sustainability Institute, a unit launched in July to help develop the environmental, social and governance (ESG) investing ecosystem in Asia-Pacific.
Abrdn is the new name for Standard Life Aberdeen, a US$600 billion asset management firm that rebranded last year.
Augoyard will be based in Singapore. He joins a team led by APAC ESG investment director Danielle Welsh-Rose.
Augoyard moves on from World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), where he held the position of vice president in the Asia sustainable finance team. At WWF, he helped develop the Sustainable Financial Regulations and Central Bank Activities tracker (SUSREG), a tool which assesses how well the region’s finance regulators and banks are integrating ESG factors into their practices.
Prior to WWF, Augoyard was based in Paris. He spent almost 10 years working for French multinational bank BNP Paribas, where he set up the bank’s environment and social risk management and advisory framework.
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