MEAG, the asset manager of Munich Re and ERGO, announced today the appointment of Janina Lichnofsky to the newly created position of Head of ESG. In her new role, Lichnofsky will be responsible for leading MEAG’s ESG efforts in all of the asset manager’s areas of business.

Lichnofsky joined MEAG last year as a Senior Specialist Sustainability, with responsibility for MEAG’s ESG strategy, including coordination of ESG integration across asset classes. Prior to joining MEAG, she worked for several years at Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), where she held a variety of ESG and sustainable finance-related roles, most recently as Head of ISS ESG Client Success, Germanic Markets ESG, leading a team of ESG experts responsible for key account management in the German Markets and providing advisory services on the company’s ESG product suite.

Lichnofsky will report to Dr. Michael Bös, Chief Investment Officer Alternative Assets. Bös said:

“I’m very happy that Janina Lichnofsky and her team are assuming responsibility for ESG; a topic that is of great importance to us and our clients. She brings a lot of know-how and experience with her to the position, and as an ESG specialist who is well-known even outside the industry, she is a big asset for us. She will continue to expand our ESG activities so that we can further improve our sustainability performance for our clients and meet our social responsibilities as an asset manager. I really look forward to working with her.”