JTC has appointed David Vieira as Group Head of Sustainability Services as part of the firm’s strategy to expand a business line that supports the sustainability needs of corporate, fund and private clients.
The role will see David (pictured) lead the evolution and delivery of JTC’s broad range of sustainability services for clients, with a particular focus on the UK, Europe and US markets. Assuming a dual role, he will also continue in his position as Chief Communications Officer with responsibility for the JTC brand as well as external and internal communications and investor relations.
JTC Sustainability Services straddles the firm’s Institutional Client Services (ICS) and Private Client Services (PCS) divisions, complementing its existing proposition for funds, corporate, private clients and families and with the capacity to be tailored according to their bespoke needs.
In particular, the sustainability services business line, delivered by a multijurisdictional team, supports clients by helping them to navigate the increasingly complex global regulatory environment and the rapidly evolving disclosure landscape pertaining to sustainable finance, impact and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) investing, climate-related risk and carbon footprint reporting.
With more than two decades of experience in marketing, communications and business development, David joined JTC in 2013 and has held a number of senior roles within the Group.
Commenting on his new role, David said: “Having helped shape and deliver JTC’s own sustainability framework as a FTSE 250 business in recent years, I’m delighted to take on this additional role, helping to drive a fast-growing, exciting service line for the Group.
“With shared ownership having been at the heart of its proposition for over 25 years, JTC has a proven commitment to sustainable business practices, as well as a track record of growth and service excellence. We are now seeing more and more clients wanting to ensure they are compliant with complex and shifting global regulatory frameworks, and to be proactive in making their activities more sustainable. The team and I are looking forward to helping clients around the world succeed on their own sustainability journeys.”
The business line complements JTC’s appointment of Wendy Holley as its first Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) in 2022 with a remit to bring together JTC’s own obligations as a responsible business and to develop its sustainability framework.
Wendy, also JTC’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), added: “As a well-established member of the leadership team, David is a natural fit for this role, which will enable him to combine his proven commercial business development and marketing skills with his knowledge and passion for sustainability, developed through the work he has helped deliver for JTC PLC. He is ideally positioned to understand the challenges and requirements of our clients from their perspective as we look to draw on our own experience as a global business and support others with their ambitions.”