Daniel Wild to be appointed Chief Sustainability Officer
Bank J. Safra Sarasin is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr Daniel Wild to further strengthen its position as pioneer in sustainable investing.
Daniel Wild will join Bank J. Safra Sarasin and take on the role of Chief Sustainability Officer as a Managing Director on 1 March 2022. Wild joins from Credit Suisse, where he was the Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Strategy. From 2006 to 2019, he held various senior roles within RobecoSAM AG, including as co-CEO of the sustainable investment firm. Daniel Wild graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, ETHZ in 1997 with a PhD in Environmental Engineering and a postdoc from Stanford University.
Based in Zurich, Daniel Wild will assume leadership across the Bank on all sustainability and ESG strategies. He will be responsible for enhancing the Bank’s sustainability offering and advisory solutions to clients. With his extensive experience as a recognised expert, Daniel Wild will take strategic responsibility to promote and develop the Bank’s well-established role in sustainable asset management. Daniel Wild replaces Dr Jan Amrit Poser who will pursue a new opportunity outside of the private banking industry.
With more than 30 years of track record as a pioneer and thought leader in the field of sustainable investments, Bank J. Safra Sarasin is looking forward to continuing its sustainability agenda and contributing positively to a sustainable future. As part of its commitments, including its 2020 Climate Pledge, J. Safra Sarasin Sustainable Asset Management has adhered to integrating sustainability aspects into all strategies managed in-house and pledged to develop investment strategies to tackle climate change and to support actions to mitigate climate change by 2035.
Daniel Belfer, CEO and Member of the Group Executive Board:
“As a Bank, we are proud of our commitment to sustainability and our achievements over the last three decades. Daniel Wild will reinforce our thought leadership in sustainable investing and further strengthen our sustainability capabilities. With the onset of the pandemic, sustainability issues have come to the forefront of everyone’s agenda and we are well positioned for the future.”
Oliver Cartade, Head of Asset Management & Institutional Clients and Member of the Group Executive Board:
“I am delighted to welcome Daniel to the J. Safra Sarasin team. His depth of expertise on ESG policy and his extensive industry experience will further enhance the Group’s leadership position in sustainability and allow us to take another step towards meeting our Net Zero ambitions. This appointment underscores our commitment to the topic, and reflects the continued, growing importance of sustainability and ESG integration for our clients. I would also like to thank Jan Poser for his work and leadership and wish him all the best in his future endeavours.”