Carl Short has been appointed director of engagement at Hermes EOS in London and started work in March.
Hermes explained the role is new because it formalises an informal function that EOS, the stewardship arm of the asset manager, has had over the last couple of years.
Hermes EOS helps clients improve their consideration of environmental, social and ethical (ESG) factors when investing.
In the new role Short (pictured above) will report to Hermes EOS co-head Dr Hans-Christoph Hirt and be responsible for managing the implementation of the team's global engagement and voting services programme.
Prior to joining Hermes EOS, he worked for a number of banks and other research providers, including Standard & Poor's Equity Research, Société Générale, Nomura and Kleinwort Benson.
In 2015, the engagement team engaged with 466 companies on 1,150 ESG strategy and risk issues and objectives.
Hirt said: "Since its launch in 2004, Hermes EOS has grown exponentially as have our engagements with corporate boards and public policy makers ranging from North America, to developed Asia, Europe as well as global emerging markets. We are pleased to welcome Carl into this new role."
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