HSBC Asset Management (HSBC AM) announced today two senior appointments to newly created roles on its sustainable investing team, including Fatima Hadj as Climate Investment Strategist, and Laëtitia Tankwe as Head of Sustainability Implementation & Assurance.

Hadj has served as Chair of the Principles for Responsible (PRI)’s committee for ESG integration in securitized products since its creation and has held a number of senior roles in the banking and asset management industry at firms including Tikehau Capital, Standard & Poor’s, and Moody’s. In her new role, Hadj will lead HSBC AM’s climate change strategy, ensuring climate considerations are embedded across its investment platform, working with the company’s clients and investment teams.

Hadj will report to Stuart Kirk, Global Head of Research & Responsible Investments.

Kirk said:

“Fatima’s role is an important next step as we focus on climate change mitigation in investments. Her 360-degree view of the market and her previous experience will be instrumental in enabling us to be a leader in this area.”

Tankwe will be responsible for delivering assurance frameworks for HSBC AM’s sustainability commitments to customers and partners, and she will also coordinate some of the company’s external industry activities. Prior to joining the company, she was the Responsible Investment Advisor to the President of French pension scheme, Caisse des dépôts Group, where she helped define and implement its responsible investment roadmap. She has also held roles at Banque Populaire Méditerranée, BPCE, Secafi, Batirente and BNP Paribas, as well as board-level positions on the UN PRI and FrenchSIF, and the Climate Action 100+ Steering Committee.

Tankwe will report to Erin Leonard, Head of Sustainability.

Leonard said:

“We are embedding the highest standards for sustainable investing across our value chain. I am delighted that Laetitia will help drive the development of our sustainable investment activities and to ensure that we deliver on our net-zero commitments, and curbing climate change.  Her extensive experience with industry partners will also ensure that we have a leading role in driving the transition.”