Charles Emond, Jean Raby to co-chair Investor Leadership Network’s CEO council

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charles-emundThe Investor Leadership Network is appointing Charles Emond, president and chief executive officer of the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, and Jean Raby, CEO of Natixis Investment Managers, as co-chairs of its CEO council.

Raby and Emond are succeeding the founding co-chairs of the council, Ron Mock, former CEO of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, and Michael Sabia, former president and CEO of the Caisse.

Meanwhile, Amy Hepburn is becoming the CEO of the ILN secretariat, in a newly created role. Hepburn will be leading the organization’s efforts to facilitate collaboration among leading global investors on key issues related to sustainability and long-term growth, as well as growing its membership.

“The ILN is uniquely positioned to drive positive change at a defining moment through tangible initiatives,” said Emond, in a press release. “I’m proud to continue in the path forged by Ron and Michael, with this group of leading CEOs who want to take an active role in addressing some of the most important issues we face today. Amy’s expertise will be invaluable in moving things forward in this unprecedented context.”

Currently, in addition to the Caisse, Natixis and Ontario Teachers’, the ILN’s membership includes the Alberta Investment Management Corp., Allianz Investment Management, APG Asset Management, Ardian, the California Public Employees’ Retirement System, the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Generali, the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, the OPSEU Pension Trust, Stichting Pensioenfonds Zorg en Welzijn (also known as PGGM) and the the Public Sector Pension Investment Board.

“Global asset owners and asset managers are well-positioned to influence the global business agenda, so I’m proud to join with these like-minded CEOs who are committed to driving positive economic and societal change,” said Raby. “The ILN CEO council is committed to maintaining the momentum generated by Ron’s and Michael’s leadership and adding an experienced leader like Amy will enable us to accelerate our targeted but ambitious agenda.”

This article originally appeared on CIR’s companion site, Benefitscanada.com. Read the full story here.

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