US SIF Names Jane Bulnes-Fowles Chief Operating Officer
The Chief Operating Officer is a member of the senior management team, manages all operations staff, leads ongoing oversight and reporting against US SIF's strategic plan, and plays a key role in the day to day management of the organization.WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 2020 –US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment announced today that Jane Bulnes-Fowles has joined its staff as Chief Operating Officer.
US SIF is the leading voice advancing sustainable and impact investing across all asset classes. The Chief Operating Officer is a member of the senior management team, manages all operations staff, leads ongoing oversight and reporting against US SIF's strategic plan, and plays a key role in the day to day management of the organization.
“In the midst of new challenges posed by COVID-19, we are particularly thrilled to welcome Jane to the US SIF team,” said Lisa Woll, CEO of US SIF and the US SIF Foundation. “She brings a passion for operational excellence. Her years as Operations Manager for Veris Wealth Partners, a long-time US SIF member, provides her with a keen understanding of sustainable and impact investing.”
Prior to Veris Wealth Partners, Jane was Director of Learning Materials at Lean Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit organization that helps organizations learn and implement operational and management techniques to improve value and reduce waste. She has also worked with the Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship accelerator dedicated to solving the world's pressing social issues by fostering the next generation of scalable start-ups for social good. Jane received a B.A. from Reed College and M.B.A. from Boston University, with a focus on public and nonprofit management and social entrepreneurship. She has advised socially-responsible startups and volunteered with arts organizations and animal rescues.
About US SIF and the US SIF Foundation
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 will publish the 2020 Report on US Sustainable and Impact Investing Trends in November. The Foundation also 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.