Global investment manager Schroders announced today the appointment of Marina Severinovsky as Head of Sustainability, North America. In her new role, Severinovsky be responsible for leading the sustainability efforts and ESG integration for the firm’s investments in North America.

Severinovsky takes over the role from Sarah Bratton Hughes, who has recently been named Head of ESG and Sustainable Investing at American Century Investments.

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Severinovsky has been with Schroders since 2010, most recently serving as the Investment Director for the Quantitative Equity Products (QEP) team, and has also held roles in relationship management, investment strategy and alternatives at the firm. She will report to Andy Howard, Global Head of Sustainable Investment and to Tiffani Potesta, Chief Strategy Officer, North America.

Howard said:

“At Schroders we are committed to integrating ESG factors into investment decisions and active ownership across the strategies we manage, so Marina’s deep knowledge within the firm across all asset classes makes her well-positioned to guide our sustainability strategy in North America.

“Our research and experience tell us that investors in North America increasingly recognize the importance of sustainability issues to their investments and their stakeholders. Marina’s appointment will allow us to continue strengthening ESG integration and innovation in order to meet investor needs.”