Global private markets investor Pantheon Group announced today the appointment of Eimear Palmer as Partner and to the newly created role of Global Head of ESG.

In her new position, within Pantheon’s investment function, Palmer will be responsible for overseeing the and further developing the firm’s ESG strategy and initiatives, and will lead Pantheon’s ESG Committee, coordinating the firm’s broader ESG approach internally, across its investment approach, and in client, industry and community engagements.

Pantheon Investment Partner Alex Scott said:

“Pantheon has long been an innovator in responsible investment practices and, with Eimear’s leadership as Global Head of ESG, we look forward to enhancing the capabilities we offer our clients and our role in the development of best practices across our industry.”

Palmer joins Pantheon from global alternative asset manager ICG, where she has been serving as Managing Director and Head of Responsible Investing. Prior to ICG, she worked at the Carlyle Group, where she implemented an enhanced ESG framework for Carlyle Europe Partners. Palmer is also a founder of the UK network of climate-focused private equity consortium initiative Climat International.

Paul Ward, Managing Partner at Pantheon, said:

“We recognize the importance of strong ESG practices to delivering on the long-term objectives of our investors. I look forward to welcoming Eimear to Pantheon, where her formidable experience will help us build on our track record of ESG leadership and support the continued evolution of our policies, practices and range of industry partnerships.”