Global investment organization EQT announced today two senior hires for its sustainability team, including Tinna Nielsen as Equitable Transformation Lead for Social and Human Sustainability and Angela Jhanji in EQT Private Capital as Managing Director for Sustainability Integration.
In her new role, Nielsen will oversee Human Rights, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and accelerate initiatives across EQT’s network of advisors and portfolio companies. Nielsen’s career has focused on helping companies drive social impact and sustainable change. Previously, Nielsen has served at the Danish Institute for Human Rights, and the United Nations, as well as a consultant across different industries. She is also part of the World Economic Forum Expert Network, a group of specialists working to solve global issues.
At EQT, Jhanji will collaborate with investment employees to drive integration across the investment lifecycle including advising on investment opportunities, due diligence, and accelerating sustainability transformation across EQT Private Capital’s portfolio companies.
Jhanji joins EQT from Grant Thornton, where she served as ESG Director and contributed to launching and leading the company’s U.S advisory services in ESG and Sustainability. Prior to that, she spent 9 years at Accenture, serving as Senior Manager, Strategy and Sustainability.
Jhanji will report to Sophie Walker, Head of Sustainability for Private Capital, and Nielsen will report to Bahare Haghshenas, Global Head of Sustainable Transformation.
“We are thrilled to welcome Tinna and Angela to EQT’s global sustainability team as we double down on our industry-leading commitment to sustainability. These latest hires underscore our focus on diversity, equity and inclusion, and human rights, as well as our ambition to drive sustainability value creation across our investments. Tinna and Angela’s expertise will be instrumental in the next phase of EQT’s journey.”