$45 billion AUM private markets investment management firm Adams Street Partners announced the appointment of Yohan Hill as Director of ESG and Responsible Investing.

In his new role, Hill will be responsible for developing strategies and solutions that bring further transparency to ESG risks and opportunities within Adams Street’s portfolios and investments, helping both the firm’s fund managers and portfolio company management to integrate ESG factors into their business activities.

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Miguel Gonzalo, Partner and Head of Investment Strategy & Risk Management, Adams Street, said:

“Responsible investing and the application of ESG analysis to investments has become an imperative for many private markets investors. Adding Yohan’s experience and leadership to the Investment Strategy and Risk Management Team will accelerate the expansion of Adams Street’s approach to ESG.”

Hill joins Adams Street from S&P Global ESG data and risk analysis company Trucost, where he served as Manager, ESG Innovation and Analytics, providing data leveraged analytics and insights on ESG performance to several businesses and investors. Prior to joining Trucost, Hill held senior sustainability-focused roles in advisory and consulting firms, including Frontier Global Partners and DNV.

Hill said:

“There are tremendous opportunities to develop innovative ESG solutions and analytics for our clients. Adams Street’s breadth of relationships, proprietary data, and robust risk management framework have established a strong platform from which the firm intends to create a leading-edge ESG program.”