Global asset manager Aviva Investors announced the appointment of Sam Tripuraneni as its new Head of Sustainable Outcomes. Tripuraneni joins the firm from BlackRock, where he most recently served as a Director for the Sustainable Investing team.

In his new role, Tripuraneni will oversee Aviva Investors Stewardship and Sustainable Outcomes franchises, leading on the enhancement of the philosophy and processes, data and quantitative research models and delivery of sustainable impact for the firm’s climate transition, social transition and natural capital transition suite of products. He will also be responsible for overseeing ESG thematic research, and its integration across liquid asset classes, and will participate in the development of new sustainability and impact strategies.

Tripuraneni said:

“The world is experiencing multiple social and environmental crises, such as catastrophic levels of biodiversity loss, increasing social inequality and temperature rise that threaten to fundamentally destabilise our economies and societies. I am genuinely excited about how my role at Aviva Investors can contribute towards the investment industry’s response to tackling this triple sustainability challenge.”

Tripuraneni will manage a team of eight sustainability specialists, and report to Mirza Baig, Global Head of ESG Investments at Aviva Investments.

Baig said:

“I am pleased to welcome Sam to Aviva Investors in this strategic role for the business. His experience and expertise stood out through the recruitment process, and I am confident he will help build on our solutions to meet the financial, social and environmental objectives that matter increasingly to our clients and wider society.”