US SIF Announces Election of Four Board Members
The newly elected board members join a board that plays a critical role in serving US SIF members and helping define and advance the growing field of sustainable and responsible investing.WASHINGTON, D.C., January 8, 2018 – US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment is pleased to announce the election of four board members to its board of directors. Directors also serve on the US SIF Foundation Board.
US SIF and the US SIF Foundation advance sustainable investing through research, training, education, convenings, networking, policy and media outreach. The US SIF Foundation's biennial Report on US Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends, which will be released in late 2018, is the most comprehensive assessment of the field of sustainable and impact investing in the United States. US SIF also produces a highly regarded conference each year. Investing for a Sustainable World will be held in Washington, D.C. May 30 – June 1.
The new board members are:
- Steve Freedman, Head of Sustainable Investment Solutions, Wealth Management Americas, UBS Financial Services
- Michael Kramer, Managing Partner, Natural Investments
- Diederik Timmer, Executive Vice President of Institutional Relations, Sustainalytics
In addition, Andrew Behar, CEO, As You Sow, was elected to the board for a second term.
US SIF Board Chair Craig Metrick said “We welcome Steve, Michael and Diederik to the board and are pleased Andy will serve a second term. They are a talented group of individuals who bring tremendous insight as practitioners and leaders.”
"Our newly elected board members bring a wealth of experience and expertise to the table," said US SIF CEO Lisa Woll. "They join a board that plays a critical role in serving our members and helping define and advance the growing field of sustainable and responsible investing."
Departing from the board after completing their terms were Darragh Gallant, Managing Director, US and Director of Institutional Relations, North America for Sustainalytics; Mark Regier, Vice President of Stewardship Investing, Praxis Mutual Funds and Everence Financial and Nancy Reyes Mullins, Founder, RI Strategy Consulting. Gallant and Regier also were members of the Executive Committee. A full list of the US SIF board of directors can be found at www.ussif.org/board.
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, research firms, financial planners and advisors, broker-dealers, community investing organizations, nonprofit associations, and pension funds, foundations and other asset owners.
US SIF is supported in its work by the US SIF Foundation, a 501(C)(3) organization that undertakes educational, research and programmatic activities to advance the mission of US SIF, including offering trainings on the Fundamentals of Sustainable and Impact Investment. Learn more at www.ussif.org.