Arabesque Partners, an Anglo-German asset management firm, has named Georg Kell as new vice chairman, subject to FCA approval.
Kell will also join Arabesque’s Board together with chairman Robert Eccles.
Prior to joining Arabesquem, Kell served as founding executive director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 8,000 corporate signatories from more than 160 countries.
At United Nations Global Compact, Kell established the Global Compact as the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.
He also managed the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives on investment, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and on education, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), together with the Sustainable Stock Exchanges (SSE) initiative.
Additionally, Kell will continue to remain with the UN Global Compact in a senior advisory role. He also worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa and Asia and began his career as a research fellow in engineering at Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology and Innovation in Berlin.
Kell said: "After spending most of my professional career building an ESG framework for companies, joining Arabesque seems the logical next step to help integrate this framework into portfolio management for the benefit of investors, corporations and all stakeholders alike."
Founder and CEO of Arabesque Partners Omar Selim, said: "Our objective is to make sustainable investing attractive and available to mainstream investors."