$271 Billion Aviva Investors Hires Aldersgate Climate & Green Finance Expert Nick Molho as Head of Climate Policy to Deliver Stewardship Program & Transition to Net Zero
15th March 2023 | Hong Kong
Aviva Investors with $271 billion AUM (Assets under Management) has hired Aldersgate climate & green finance expert Nick Molho as Aviva Investors Head of Climate Policy to deliver stewardship programme and transition to Net Zero (Role to start in June 2023). Aviva Investors: “Aviva Investors’ macro stewardship programme focuses on engagement with governments, policymakers and other key stakeholders to correct market failures on sustainability issues. It complements the asset manager’s corporate governance activities which relate to engagement at a corporate level and influencing the companies and physical assets the business invests in.” Nick Molho joins from Aldersgate Group (Executive Director), a cross-economy membership organisation focused on accelerating the UK’s transition towards a competitive, resource efficient and net zero emissions economy. Nick Molho will report to Steve Waygood, who is Aviva Investors Chief Responsible Investment Officer. Steve Waygood, Aviva Investors Chief Responsible Investment Officer: “Nick is a hugely respected figure on a broad range of sustainability issues, and I have long admired his work at the Aldersgate Group and before. He brings an unrivalled amount of expertise in this field. His experience of engaging with companies, financial institutions, regulators, governments and policymakers will be invaluable. I am greatly looking forward to working more closely with him and continuing to advance our macro stewardship programme, which has considerable potential to help power the transition towards a sustainable future.”
“ $271 Billion Aviva Investors Hires Aldersgate Climate & Green Finance Expert Nick Molho as Head of Climate Policy to Deliver Stewardship Program & Transition to Net Zero “
Aviva Investors Hires Aldersgate Climate & Green Finance Expert Nick Molho as Head of Climate Policy
Nick Molho, Aviva Investors Head of Climate Policy: “Aviva Investors is an organisation I hold in high regard, and one which has been taking material action to shape the transition towards a sustainable future from within the private sector by actively engaging with real economy businesses and financial institutions, as well as with global governments, regulators and standard setters. Such activity is critical in ensuring capital flows into the right activities in the global economy and leads to meaningful change. I look forward to using my knowledge and experience to build on Aviva Investors’ achievements to date and supporting its ongoing work in calling for a timely and successful transition to net zero emissions.”
Nick Molho, Aviva Investors Head of Climate Policy
Nick Molho joins from Aldersgate Group (Executive Director), a cross-economy membership organisation focused on accelerating the UK’s transition towards a competitive, resource efficient and net zero emissions economy. At the Aldersgate Group, Nick led the overall strategic direction, work programme and policy advocacy activities of the Group for the last eight years, covering all key areas of climate and environmental policy, as well as green finance.
Aviva Investors is the global asset management business of Aviva plc. The business delivers investment management solutions, services and client-driven performance to clients worldwide. Aviva Investors operates in 14 countries in Asia Pacific, Europe, North America and the United Kingdom with £223 billion in assets under management as at 31 December 2022.
Aviva is one of the UK’s leading Insurance, Wealth & Retirement businesses operating in the UK, Ireland and Canada. We also have international investments in India, China and Singapore. We help our 18.7 million customers make the most out of life, plan for the future, and have the confidence that if things go wrong we’ll be there to put it right. We have been taking care of people for more than 325 years, in line with our purpose of being ‘with you today, for a better tomorrow’. In 2022, we paid £23.2 billion in claims and benefits to our customers. Aviva is a market leader in sustainability. In 2021, we announced our plan to become Net Zero by 2040, the first major insurance company in the world to do so. This plan means Net Zero carbon emissions from our investments by 2040; setting out a clear pathway to get there with a cut of 25% in the carbon intensity of our investments by 2025 and of 60% by 2030; and Net Zero carbon emissions from our own operations and supply chain by 2030. As at 31 December 2022, total Group assets under management at Aviva Group were £352 billion and our estimated Solvency II shareholder surplus is £8.7 billion. Our shares are listed on the London Stock Exchange and we are a member of the FTSE 100 index.