Reporting and disclosure-focused software and service provider Greenstone announced the appointment of ESG investing veterans Michael Kelly and Jamie Rantanen as Managing Partners. The new senior hires will join Greenstone’s newly established North America office in New York.

Kelly worked at private markets asset manager Hamilton Lane for 24 years, most recently as Managing Director, responsible for venture capital and growth equity fund investing globally.

Kelly, said:

“I am excited to have joined the Greenstone team to help lead the growth of our business in North America. Greenstone has built up credibility and knowledge in the sustainability and ESG software market over 15 years in the EMEEA region and I am looking forward to further propelling the success in the North America market.”

Rantenan most recently served as Senior Vice President – Institutional and Private Client ESG Advisor at Bank of America, where he worked with clients to understand their financial needs and objectives and to educate and advise on ESG and impact investments. Before joining BofA, Rantenan served as Head of ESG and Sustainable Investments, Americas for asset manager DWS, and as a steering committee member for the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).

Rantenan, said:

“Throughout my career I have worked closely with clients to understand their needs, objectives and risks, as well as to develop and implement their ESG and investment strategies. Today, the requirement for sustainability and ESG software solutions for both companies and investors in North America has never been stronger. I am delighted to join Greenstone at such an exciting stage of growth and look forward to working with Mike and the team to develop the North America business further”.