ICG, the global alternative asset manager, today announced the appointment of Elsa Palanza as Managing Director and Global Head of Sustainability & ESG. Having worked across FTSE 100 listed, Fortune companies and not-for-profit sectors for the past twenty years, Elsa has extensive experience in launching and driving ambitious and diverse ESG initiatives.
Elsa joins ICG from Barclays, where she was Global Head of Sustainability & ESG for four years. Prior to that, Elsa worked for the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, giving her a unique and global perspective on best practices in sustainability and cross-sector partnerships.
Elsa will join the Investment Office at ICG in September, based in London, and will be responsible for firmwide ESG strategy as well as Responsible Investing.
Benoit Durteste, CEO & CIO, commented “I am delighted that Elsa is joining ICG. Her senior and global experiences will help accelerate ICG’s ambition in expanding our ESG leadership across all our asset classes. Our longstanding commitment to sustainable investment practices is already fully embedded in the culture of the firm, adding value to businesses, clients and shareholders, and Elsa will play an important role in further driving our ESG roadmap in the years to come.”
Elsa Palanza, Global Head of Sustainability & ESG, added: “I am excited to join ICG and continue to advance the firm’s leading position on Sustainability and ESG within the alternative asset management sector. I look forward to working collaboratively with investment teams, stakeholders and the broader industry to deliver on our ambitious goals for the next decade and beyond.”
ICG provides flexible capital solutions to help companies develop and grow. They are a leading global alternative asset manager with over 30 years’ history, managing $71bn of assets and investing across the capital structure. They operate across four asset classes: Structured and Private Equity, Private Debt, Real Assets, and Credit.
They develop long-term relationships with our business partners to deliver value for shareholders, clients and employees, and use our position of influence to benefit the environment and society. We are committed to being a net zero asset manager across our operations and relevant investments by 2040.