Index and analytics provider Qontigo announced today that it has hired sustainable investing veteran Rodolphe Bocquet, appointing him to the newly created position of Global Head of ESG.

Bocquet most recently served as an independent sustainability consultant, working with a range of clients, including the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2014, he served as CEO and Co-founder of Beyond Ratings, an independent company that provides unique analysis, tools and data for sovereign risk assessment. Beyond Ratings was acquired by the London Stock Exchange Group in May 2019. He began his career in trading and risk management at Société Générale, but shifted his focus in 2001 to energy, climate and sustainability, holding positions with Carbone 4, AFTER, Agence Française de Développement, Conseil Régional d’Aquitaine, ADEME (Environment and Energy Management Agency), Eco-Carbone and other organizations.

In his new role, Bocquet will lead Qontigo’s expansion of indexing and analytics in the ESG space.

Holger Wohlenberg, Chief Business Officer of Qontigo, said:

“Rodolphe is both a visionary and a practical innovator in ESG, with a range and depth of experience that adds enormous credibility and traction to our ambitious ESG expansion plans.”