BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) has appointed Chris Ouellette as head of Corporate & Social Responsibility (CSR) within its Sustainability Centre.
Based in Paris and to be reporting to global head of Sustainability Jane Ambachtsheer, Ouellette joins the Group from Manulife Financial Corporation, where he was head of Global Corporate Citizenship, responsible for the company's global sustainability strategy, environmental risk management, sustainability reporting and communications, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to this he held various sustainability roles at Royal Bank of Canada,where he was part of the team responsible for integrating sustainability across its business units.
The appointment of a dedicated head of CSR will enable BNPP AM to accelerate its transition towards becoming a fully sustainable asset manager, in line with its Global Sustainability Strategy, released last month.
Jane Ambachtsheer, global head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, comments: "Chris Ouellette has extensive experience in developing and implementing CSR and sustainability policies within global financial organisations. This will be key as we embed sustainability into the heart of our strategy, our culture and global operations, aligning with the wider BNP Paribas Group. I welcome him to BNPP AM and look forward to further deepening our commitment to sustainability with his help."