Global active asset manager Ninety One announced today the appointment of Nazmeera Moola to the newly created role of Chief Sustainability Officer, with responsibility for overseeing the firm’s company-wide sustainability initiatives, including investment integration and policy engagement.

Moola joined Ninety One, formerly Investec Asset Management, in 2013, and has been serving for the past three years as the Head of South African Investments. Prior to joining the firm, she worked at Macquarie First South, where she was Head of Macroeconomic Strategy.

Hendrik du Toit, Founder and Chief Executive, Ninety One, said:

“We are committed to the goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and believe that the best way to achieve this is through a fair and inclusive transition. We cannot pretend that decarbonising portfolios is the same as decarbonising the world and want to ensure that no one is left behind, including emerging markets. Finance has a vital role to play in transitioning the real economy to net zero, and the time to act is now.

“Nazmeera has been at the forefront of our firm’s initiatives in this area. In her new role, she will oversee Ninety One’s investment integration, the development of our transition frameworks, commercial opportunities, and policy engagement. Nazmeera’s depth of expertise and experience give her the ideal attributes for this key role.”