People Moves: UBS appoints two officials to shore up its ESG unit
Press Release - Josiane Fanguinovény and Viv Sedov are joining UBS as Executive Directors in our ESG Advisory team EMEA, based in London. Sustainability is at the core of our purpose, and we continue to strengthen our ESG Advisory proposition for clients.
Josiane joins us from Sustainalytics, a global leader in ESG research, where she has worked since 2019 as a senior member of the company's ESG Stewardship Services. At Sustainalytics, ESG Stewardship Services provides a framework, support, and direction for investors to integrate ESG into every stage of the investment lifecycle, including engagement. Josiane has built the expertise to identify target investee companies for engagement based on several factors including environmental, social and governance issues. She led the dialogue with senior executives and directors of engagement companies globally, integrating strategy, corporate finance, equity market dynamics, investor engagement and ESG.
Viv joins us from EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young's global strategy consulting arm, where he has worked since 2015. While at EY-Parthenon, he was focused on integrating ESG into M&A due diligence processes, working with leading private equity firms and corporates. Viv has a long career in professional services that allows him to bring together strategy, corporate finance, transaction services and ESG. He has also built advanced data analytics capabilities and solutions that he has integrated into his approach to due diligence.
Josiane will promote the integration of ESG into our dialogue with publicly listed corporates worldwide, with an eye for any disconnect between a company's valuation potential and its market positioning. She will also contribute to UBS's differentiated positioning ahead of IPOs and spin-offs by helping soon-to-be-public companies achieve an optimal ESG profile.
Viv will promote the integration of ESG into the assessment of the quality of assets, thereby contributing to UBS' positioning ahead of IPOs, spin-offs, private placements or asset disposals and acquisitions in EMEA and beyond. He will also directly contribute to the integration of ESG into the valuation of businesses, building on existing group initiatives within UBS.