Aviva Investors has hired Sam Tripuraneni from BlackRock as head of sustainable outcomes.
He would oversee the firm's climate, social and natural capital transition suite of strategies and would also be responsible for overseeing thematic research into environmental, social and governance (ESG).
Tripuraneni would play a key role in the development of sustainability and impact strategies by the firm.
He would report to Mirza Baig, global head of ESG investments, and manage eight sustainability specialists.
Prior to joining Aviva, he was director in the sustainable investing team at BlackRock.
Baig said: “I am pleased to welcome Sam to Aviva Investors in this strategic role for the business. His experience and expertise stood out through the recruitment process and I am confident he will help build on our solutions to meet the financial, social and environmental objectives that matter increasingly to our clients and wider society.”
Tripuraneni said: “The world is experiencing multiple social and environmental crises, such as catastrophic levels of biodiversity loss, increasing social inequality and temperature rise that threaten to fundamentally destabilise our economies and societies. I am genuinely excited about how my role at Aviva Investors can contribute towards the investment industry’s response to tackling this triple sustainability challenge.”