Global investment organization EQT announced today two senior sustainability hires, appointing Bahare Haghshenas as Global Head of Sustainable Transformation and Sophie Walker as Head of Sustainability for the EQT Private Capital business line, both newly created roles for the company.

In her new role, Haghsehenas will be responsible for the company’s integration of sustainability efforts. Prior to joining EQT, she held various positions at professional services company Deloitte, including Senior Manager at Deloitte Denmark. Most recently, she served as Deloitte Partner and Executive Director of Acacia at Deloitte’s Sustainable Innovation hub.

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Walker will collaborate with investment advisory teams and portfolio companies across the business sector on sustainable values development within Private Capital. In the past 15 years, she held various positions related to sustainability at real estate company JLL, most recently serving Head of Sustainability at the JLL UK Board.

Christian Sinding, CEO at EQT said:

“I am happy to welcome both Bahare and Sophie to EQT. We have come a long way on our journey but now we are sharpening both our sustainability approach and skills, this is one of the key components in which EQT creates value for investors and for society. EQT has always had a purpose-driven approach to investments, but we aim to play a far more active role in driving impactful transformation within both businesses and industries at large. It is quite simple, a fully integrated mindset on sustainability will lead to stronger and more resilient performance.”