BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) announces the appointment of Alex Bernhardt as Global Head of Sustainability Research within its Sustainability Centre. In his new role, Bernhardt will be responsible for BNPP AM’s Sustainability research agenda and ESG scoring platform, and manage its team of ESG analysts, as well as working with the Quantitative Research Group, which plays an increasingly important role in developing and delivering the firm’s sustainability research agenda.

Prior to joining BNPP AM, Bernhardt worked at Marsh McLennan, most recently serving as Director of Innovations, with responsibilities including helping clients to address systemic issues encompassing climate resilience, the catastrophe protection gap, diversity and sustainable infrastructure financing. He also served for several years as Head of Responsible Investments, US, for Marsh McLennan business Mercer, helping institutional investors to manage sustainability challenges in their portfolios, particularly related to climate change.

Jane Ambachtsheer, Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, said:

“Alex will play an important role in driving our research agenda, thought leadership and thematic fund development.  His extensive experience in sustainable investment and climate risk management will bring new insights to support our investment teams in generating long term sustainable returns for our clients.”