Global active asset manager Ninety One announced today the appointment of Daisy Streatfeild as Sustainability Director. In her new role, Streatfeild will have responsibility for implementing the firm’s net zero commitments across the company and in its investment portfolios. Ninety One announced last year that it had joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, a global coalition of asset managers committed to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner.

Additionally, Streatfield will work with Ninety One’s investment teams on the development of sustainable products, and with the firm’s clients to inform them of Ninety One’s sustainable investing approach and to help them develop their own approach.

Streatfeild joins Ninety One from the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC), where she served as Investor Practices Programme Director, helping to establish the Paris Aligned Investment Initiative. Before joining IIGCC, she served as an Advisor in the climate change and sustainable development division at the Inter-American Development Bank Group, and held various climate and finance focused roles including at the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and at Infrastructure UK.

Nazmeera Moola, Chief Sustainability Officer, Ninety One, said:

“As a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, Ninety One is committed to ensuring that our portfolios achieve net zero emissions by 2050. Given our emerging markets heritage, we also understand the importance of setting net zero targets that do not depend on exclusion and divestment and can be assessed in the real economy – otherwise net zero will remain a pipe dream, as opposed to the reality we seek. Daisy’s deep level of experience in working within the sustainable finance sector, coupled with her passion for transforming the investment industry for the better, positions her as an ideal member of our team.”