January 2020: Edward Mason

Edward MasonEdward Mason is Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England, whose £8.3bn endowment supports the ministry of the Church of England. Edward is responsible for the implementation of the Commissioners’ ethical and responsible investment commitments. He took up his position in 2014 having previously served for five years as Secretary of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group, which advises the Commissioners and the other national investing bodies of the Church on ethical investment.

Edward sits on the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance (UKSIF) Policy Committee, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Policy Group, the advisory committee for the UN Principles for Responsible Investment hedge funds work stream and the Oxford University Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee.

Prior to working at the Church of England, Edward served for 15 years as a British diplomat, leaving in 2005 to help establish the diplomatic advisory group Independent Diplomat. He holds a degree in History from Oxford University.

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