As we head toward a new year, the Social Investment Forum (SIF) has anounced the election three new members and the re-election of two others to its board of directors.
The quintet of SIF board members are: Jan Bryan, an investment advisor with First Affirmative Financial Network; Cliff Rosenthal, president and CEO of the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions; Leslie Lowe, director of the Energy & Environment Program at the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility; Ingrid Dyott, managing director of Neuberger Berman's SRI team; and Paul Hilton, director of advanced equities research at Calvert. Lowe and Dyott are the two returning members of the SIF board.
In a statement announcing the new board SIF Board Chair Cheryl Smith said: "The five recently elected SIF board members represent a remarkably wide range of sectors and professional expertise which will be well utilized in their work to advance the field of socially responsible and sustainable investing. SIF also wants to thank and celebrate the service of board members Reggie Stanley, senior vice president at Calvert, Kathy Leonard, vice-president Investments at UBS Financial Services and Kathy Stearns, an investment advisor with First Affirmative Financial Network, who are stepping off the board at the end of this year."
"The Social Investment Forum is very fortunate to have three new and two returning board members to work with us in the expanding the numbers of individual professionals and institutions engaged in SRI" said SIF Chief Executive Officer Lisa Woll in the same release. "Interest in socially responsible investing continues to grow, especially since the global financial crisis has brought many core SRI issues--like transparency and good governance--to the forefront of the policy debate."