International saving and investment business M&G announced the appointment of Kathy Ryan as chief sustainability officer, effective Nov. 13.

Ryan will report to Chief Financial Officer Kathryn McLeland and lead M&G’s group sustainability strategy, embedding sustainability across the business.

She joins M&G from Irish Life Investment Management, where she was head of responsible investment. Ryan founded an environmental, social, and governance investment research and analytics firm, Global Green Investments, which advised clients such as the World Bank, the European Commission, and the U.K. government.