People - AUGUST 18, 2021

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Cohen & Steers names new senior vice president and head of ESG

by Kali Persall

Cohen & Steers has appointed Khalid Husain to the newly created role of senior vice president and head of ESG.

Husain will oversee the firm’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) framework and integration process, serving as chair of the Cohen & Steers ESG steering committee. He also will be in charge of enhancing the investment teams’ existing ESG process, supporting strategy development and helping to guide the firm’s commitment to responsible corporate practices.

Husain brings more than 22 years of ESG and sustainable investment experience to Cohen & Steers. He joins the firm from Moody’s Investors Service, where he led the firm’s strategies for integrating ESG data and metrics into credit analysis and research. Prior to that, he was senior director of ESG at TIAA and its asset management unit, Nuveen; an environmental project manager at ICF International; and a climate and energy officer at the United Nations.

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