Artemis has appointed Standard Life Aberdeen's former head of corporate stewardship to co-head its own stewardship department.
Antonia Stirling spent eight years at Standard Life Aberdeen having previously worked at Deloitte.
The firm said the appointment will not be followed by any immediate sustainable product launches, but such offerings may be introduced in due course.
Artemis’s senior partner, Mark Murray, said: 'Very rightly, stewardship in general, and ESG issues in particular, are increasingly important aspects of investment management.
'I am delighted that we have been able to attract someone of Antonia’s calibre to strengthen and develop Artemis’ overarching strategy on stewardship; work with our investment teams to help embed ESG considerations in their investment processes; and improve the communication of our stewardship activities to our clients.'
Stirling added: 'Artemis is committed to fulfilling its responsibilities as an investor, as an employer and towards wider society.'