US SIF Announces Election of Five Board Members
WASHINGTON, D.C., Apr. 7, 2020 – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment today announced the election of five board directors. Directors also serve on the US SIF Foundation Board. US SIF's 14-member board of directors provides strategic guidance to advance sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes.
The new board members are:
- Iyassu Essayas, Director of ESG Research, Parnassus Investments
- Kristin Fafard, Chief Investment Strategist, Community Capital Management
- Amberjae Freeman, Chief Operating Officer, Etho Capital
- Steve Falci, Chief Investment Officer, Impax Asset Management (elected for a second term)
- Jonas Kron, Senior Vice President, Trillium Asset Management (elected for a second term)
In addition, Diederik Timmer, Executive Vice President of Institutional Relations at Sustainalytics, is the new Board Chair.
“We are so fortunate to have dedicated professionals willing to serve on the US SIF Board,” said Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF. “I am grateful to Diederik for agreeing to serve as board chair and am thrilled to welcome Iyassu, Kristin and Amberjae to the board and to have Steve and Jonas serve another term.
“I am also deeply appreciative of the efforts of our outgoing board members. We are grateful for their dedication and service. Craig Metrick (Board Chair), Alyssa Greenspan (Treasurer) and Jackie VanderBrug have each added so much value to US SIF.”
About US SIF
US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is the leading voice advancing sustainable, responsible and impact investing across all asset classes. Its mission is to rapidly shift investment practices toward sustainability, focusing on long-term investment and the generation of positive social and environmental impacts. US SIF members include investment management and advisory firms, mutual fund companies, asset owners, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations and nonprofit associations.
US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational and research activities to advance the mission of US SIF. The US SIF Foundation offers training on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment and in partnership with the College for Financial Planning, offers the only sustainable investment designation in the United States, the Chartered SRI Counselor™ (CSRIC™). A graduate-level program for advanced financial planners, CSRIC™ provides a blend of foundational knowledge and scenario learning to work with sustainable and impact investments for a variety of clients.
Learn more at ussif.org.