Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis IM) has appointed Harald Walkate as head of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and ESG.
In this newly created role, Walkatewill be responsible for driving Natixis Investment Managers' CSR globally and its ESG commitments across its distribution network, its affiliate managers and as part of industry-wide initiatives. He will be based in Paris.
Prior to this, Walkate worked at Aegon Asset Management (AAM), the Netherlands, where he was a senior vice-president and global head of responsible investment where he focused on ESG integration, engagement and impact investment across both Aegon Group and AAM.
Since 2018, Walkate has also worked as an advisor to the Impact Management Project (IMP) on secondment from Aegon. He will continue this advisory role when he moves to Natixis Investment Managers.