US SIF Appoints Managing Partner of New Amsterdam Partners to Board of Directors


WASHINGTON--US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment (US SIF), the national nonprofit membership association for the sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) industry, today announced that Michelle Clayman, managing partner and chief investment officer of New Amsterdam Partners, is the newest member of the US SIF board of directors.

Clayman will fill the board chair vacated by Cliff Rosenthal, CEO of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions.

US SIF Board Chair Michael Lent said: "We are very pleased that Michelle Clayman, founder of New Amsterdam Partners, has agreed to serve. Her broad experience, commitment to the sustainable investing field, and creative ideas for advancing our work make her an outstanding addition to US SIF's board."  

Clayman serves on the board of directors of the Society of Quantitative Analysts and the Institute for Quantitative Research in Finance and also is active on the Asset Manager Code of Conduct Committee of the CFA Institute. She holds a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. A frequent commentator in financial media, Clayman has published articles in the Financial Analysts Journal, the Finance Professionals' Post and the Journal of Investing.  She is a co-editor of “Corporate Finance: A Practical Approach”. 

New Amsterdam Partners has been managing SRI/ESG assets since 1997 and has been a US SIF member since 2007.   


US SIF:  The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment ( is the US membership association for professionals, firms, institutions and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing. US SIF and its members advance investment practices that consider environmental, social and corporate governance criteria to generate long-term competitive financial returns and positive societal impact. US SIF's members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, banks, credit unions, community development organizations, non-profit associations, and pension funds, foundations and other asset owners.