ROCKVILLE, Md. (December 6, 2021) – ISS Corporate Solutions, Inc. (ICS), a leading provider of compensation, governance, and sustainability tools and advisory services to help companies improve shareholder value and reduce risk, today augmented its Americas Sustainability Advisory Team with new appointments.
Based in ICS’ Rockville, Md., headquarters, Kosmas Papadopoulos has been appointed as Head of Americas Sustainability Advisory and will assume responsibility for ICS’ Sustainability Consulting strategy and evolution of services and customer success. Papadopoulos most recently served as Vice President, Senior Impact Management Analyst at Calvert Research and Management, and prior to that was Senior Director, Corporate Governance & Activism, at Washington-based FTI Consulting. Earlier in his career, Papadopoulos served over a 12 year period in various senior thought-leadership and research roles at Institutional Shareholder Services, including within its ESG Analytics and Custom Research units. Papadopoulos is a CFA Charterholder, holds the SASB FSA Credential, and holds an MA with Honors in International Business Diplomacy from Georgetown University. He has authored over forty published articles and serves as Adjunct Professor at Loyola University’s Sellinger School of Business and Management. Papadopoulos will report to Marija Kramer, Head of ICS.
Reporting to Papadopoulos and based in ICS’ Toronto office, Michelle Albanese has been appointed as a Senior Sustainability Advisor. Prior to joining ICS, Albanese served in various senior sustainability roles over eight years for TD Bank Group, most recently as Head of Responsible Sourcing and Supplier Diversity. Albanese holds an MSc in Health and Environmental Sciences from the University of Waterloo, the SASB FSA Credential and the UNEP FI Certification for Climate Change and TCFD.
“With the significant expansion of ICS’ Sustainability Advisory capabilities, I am pleased to welcome new hires of such high caliber with demonstrated track-records of sustainability expertise and strategy to augment our team,” said ICS Head Marija Kramer. “As an industry leader with deep experience meeting the needs of global corporations, we are well positioned to address the growing demand for holistic solutions incorporating sustainability offerings.”
Papadopoulos, Head of Americas Sustainability Advisory, said: “I am very excited to join ICS’ dynamic Sustainability Advisory team in furtherance of ICS’ mission to deliver best-in-class data, tools, and advisory services. I look forward to working with ICS’ clients to address the full spectrum of their sustainability needs and to evolve our solutions set building upon ICS’ rapidly growing capabilities,” he added.
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Companies turn to ISS Corporate Solutions, Inc. (“ICS”) for expertise in designing and managing corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability programs that align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of a diverse shareholder base by delivering best-in-class data, tools, and advisory services. Our global client base extends to companies located across North America, Europe, and Asia. ICS is a wholly owned subsidiary of Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (“ISS”) and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland. ISS’ Global Research Department, which is separate from ICS, will not give preferential treatment to, and is under no obligation to support, any proxy proposal of a company (whether or not that company has purchased products or services from ICS). Similarly, ISS’ responsible investment research and analytics teams will not provide preferential treatment to, and is under no obligation to provide a favorable rating, assessment and/or any other favorable result to any corporate issuer (whether or not that corporate issuer has purchased products or services from ICS). No statement from an employee of ICS should be construed as a guarantee that ISS will (a) recommend that is clients vote in favor of any particular proxy proposal nor (b) provide a favorable rating or other assessment of any corporate issuer. For more information, please visit www.isscorporatesolutions.com.
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