The UK’s Church Commissioners have appointed Laura Moss-Bromage to the new role of planet lead to boost the responsible investment team’s work on climate change and biodiversity.

Moss-Bromage joins Church Commissioners from EY, where she was a senior manager in the climate change and sustainability services team. She advised clients across a range of sectors, including banking, agriculture and mining.

As planet lead, she will design and drive Church Commissioners’ portfolio-wide biodiversity strategy and lead on the nature and climate-related stewardship initiatives, including engagement with companies and policymakers.

Olga Hancock, head of responsible investment at Church Commissioners, said: “We are delighted to appoint Laura to work alongside the other leads in the team.”

Laura Moss-Bromage, Planet Lead, Church Commissioners

Laura Moss-Bromage will design and lead the Church Commissioners’ portfolio-wide biodiversity strategy

Hancock said that Moss-Bromage’s experience of working in complex situations with multiple stakeholders will be “invaluable” as Church Commissioners expand and professionalise its efforts in this “important area”.

Responsible investment strategy

Back in October Church Commissioners launched its responsible investment strategy focusing on three key systemic risks: climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and social inequality.

As part of this strategy, the institution introduced new policy leads for net zero, social issues, and real assets sustainability, each tasked with producing and implementing new strategies as well as championing integration of sustainable practices across Church Commissioners’ diversified portfolio.

The strategy was announced as part of its stewardship report released in October 2023.

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