In brief: EV promotes ESG lead to partner

Karem Kobayashi will continue to lead EV’s responsible investment mandate.

Energy technology investor EV Private Equity has promoted Karem Kobayashi to partner and head of responsible investment. She will be based in the firm’s Norwegian office.

Kobayashi was previously director of responsible investment for four years. Following her promotion, Kobayashi will “maintain and intensify her focus on EV’s responsible investment mandate, evolving and strengthening the company’s approach to sustainability”, the firm said in a statement.

EV, which started as Energy Ventures in 2002, is committed to driving decarbonisation within the oil and gas sector by investing in technologies that contribute to emissions reduction. The firm is linking impact to carried interest for its sixth fund.