Alternative asset manager ICG announced today the appointment of Elsa Palanza as Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainability & ESG. Palanza will join the Investment Office at ICG in September and will be responsible for firmwide ESG strategy and Responsible Investing.

Benoit Durteste, CEO & CIO, commented:

“I am delighted that Elsa is joining ICG. Her senior and global experiences will help accelerate ICG’s ambition in expanding our ESG leadership across all our asset classes. Our longstanding commitment to sustainable investment practices is already fully embedded in the culture of the firm, adding value to businesses, clients and shareholders, and Elsa will play an important role in further driving our ESG roadmap in the years to come.”

Palanza joins the company from Barclays, where she served as Global Head of Sustainability & ESG since 2018. Prior to Barclays, Palanza worked for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, as well as for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), most recently as Director of Commitments.

Palanza, said:

 “I am excited to join ICG and continue to advance the firm’s leading position on Sustainability and ESG within the alternative asset management sector. I look forward to working collaboratively with investment teams, stakeholders and the broader industry to deliver on our ambitious goals for the next decade and beyond.”