IEMA is establishing a new steering group - specifically for members - that will focus on sustainable finance issues.

Sustainability is an increasingly salient issue for the banking sector and more widely other institutional investors such as pension funds and insurance companies. As consumers and businesses scrutinise more and more the sustainability credentials of the investment organisations that they work with, it is important that these organisations effectively understand the environmental policy and regulatory landscape. Equally, it is necessary that environmental and sustainability professionals understand the intersection between what they do and the investment community.

This new steering group will enable the flow of information and knowledge sharing between investment and sustainability professionals in a way that helps address some of the most significant policy challenges concerning the natural environment and social inclusion to be addressed.

The group will be developed by reconstituting the existing Global Environment and Social Assessment (GESA) steering group, with the international impact assessment (IA) element of GESA moving back into IEMA’s IA steering group.

To apply

Initially, there will be a maximum of 10 member positions on the sustainable finance steering group.

To express your interest in joining the group please respond in no more than 500 words to [email protected] with answers to the below questions. Please also state as part of your application whether you would like to be considered as chairperson of the group.

  • What role do you believe IEMA’s sustainable finance steering group should play and what areas should it focus on?
  • What experience of sustainable finance policy and practice issues do you have?
  • What other relevant skills and knowledge do you have?

The terms of reference for the sustainable finance steering group can be found here.

Expressions of interest must be received by 24th February in order to be considered.

Diversity in establishing the sustainable finance steering group

The aim is to establish a diverse membership for the sustainable finance steering group, both demographically and in terms of technical and soft skills. In selecting members IEMA’s Policy and Practice Committee will pay particular attention to ensuring that it has a diverse makeup.

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Ben Goodwin

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, IEMA, IEMA

Ben is Director of Policy and Public Affairs at IEMA. In this capacity he looks after the delivery of IEMAs core policy, practice and public affairs activities across a range of environmental and sustainability issues. Prior to joining the organisation Ben worked in several similar policy roles at organisations including the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Renewable Energy Association.


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