Global investment manager IFM Investors announced today the appointment of Maria Nazarova-Doyle as Head of Sustainable Investment.
Nazarova-Doyle joins IFM from investment, pension and insurance firm Scottish Widows, where she most recently served as Head of Responsible Investments and Stewardship. Prior to joining Scottish Widows, she served as Head of DC Investment Consulting at JLT Employee Benefits, and as Principal and Market Engagement Leader, DC & Individual Wealth at Mercer, following Mercer’s acquisition of JLT in 2019. She has also served as a board member of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association (UKSIF) and its policy committee.
Luba Nikulina, IFM Investors’ Chief Strategy Officer, said:
“Maria joins IFM at a crucial moment in our industry’s adoption of more sustainable investing processes, as clients continue to turn their attention towards both the opportunities and challenges of issues like climate change and energy security. “
In her new role, based in London, Nazarova-Doyle will lead IFM’s Global Sustainable Investment team, with a focus on implementing and measuring sustainability initiatives across the business’ global portfolio. The team works closely across IFM’s asset classes of infrastructure, debt, listed equities and private equity.
“There is real opportunity for global investment managers to deliver returns for clients, while also embedding sustainable investment practices into their decision making.”
“Positive change is urgently required in the real economy and IFM Investors’ position as one of the leading private market investors is an unrivalled platform to help create a more sustainable future.”