Exclusive: Stafford Capital Partners hires sustainability head from APG AM

Marta Jankovic was also a director in BlackRock’s investment stewardship team

Private markets investment group Stafford Capital Partners has appointed a head of sustainability.

Marta Jankovic joins from APG Asset Management, where she was responsible for the delivery of client responsible investment policy objectives and advised APG’s private markets teams on implementing the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. She was also a director in BlackRock’s investment stewardship team, where she was responsible for providing leadership on ESG research and insights, as well as voting and engaging with public companies in the EMEA region.  

In her new role, Jankovic will work with Stafford’s investment committees, focusing on shaping the firm’s sustainable investing strategy, and fostering engagement with clients, policy and industry stakeholders.

She will report to Stafford CEO Angus Whiteley and be based in the firm’s Rotterdam office.

“Marta’s experience, attitude and knowledge of the evolving policy environment when it comes to EU and global standards make her a wonderful addition to our experienced team,” Whiteley said.

“She is well placed to help guide our investment strategies and deliver on our clients’ responsible investment objectives. Marta’s experience will really consolidate the work we undertake in this space.”

Jankovic added: “This is a highly valued opportunity for me to work closely with an investment manager who has embedded responsible investing from the ground-up and therefore has deep experience and appreciation of the importance of delivering sustainability strategies, both within its own business and for its clients.”