Investment services provider Partners Capital announced today the appointment of Michael Viehs as Global Head of Sustainable Investing. Viehs joins the firm from Federated Hermes, where he served as Head of ESG Integration.

In his new role, Viehs will be responsible for engaging with asset managers on ESG integration, working with clients to develop their sustainable investing policies, and further developing the company’s ESG reporting capabilities.

Arjun Raghavan, Chief Executive Officer of Partners Capital, said:

“Partners Capital was founded on the principles of integrity, independence and responsible investing. Working with our clients and asset managers to implement best practice sustainable investment approaches can create real impact on our society and environment. Michael brings a unique perspective to this area given the combination of his academic background and ESG integration experience with asset managers.”

Viehs spent 7 years at Federated Hermes, most recently leading the integration of ESG and stewardship considerations in the firm’s offerings. He has also served as a Researcher at Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, University of Oxford, and is currently a part-time Lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria, where he lectures classes on Sustainable Finance and Responsible Investment.

Viehs, said:

“I am very excited to be joining Partners Capital. Over the last few years, it became apparent that sustainable investing is more than just a trend – it is here to stay. I am looking forward to working with our clients and asset managers to establish more authentic and meaningful sustainable investing approaches.”