The Global Research team is broadening its expertise with the creation of a Sustainable Development Research unit, tasked with producing research on specific themes and integrating the ESG approach into each of the major research notes published on companies covered by the research office.

Françoise Etienne has been appointed to head this team. Prior to this move, Françoise Etienne was Head of Corporate Research within CIC Market Solutions' primary market teams. She had previously been Deputy Head of Equity Research, after working for a number of years as a financial analyst in different sectors (Food & Beverage, Wines & Spirits, Cosmetics, Luxury goods, and Media).

The Sustainable Development Research team will ramp up steadily to offer CIC Market Solutions' clients advice on sustainable development and help respond to new regulatory requirements, with a specific focus on environmental issues.