The Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) has appointed Ian Simm (pictured), Founder and Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management, to its board.
The IIGCC has over 190 members, representing collectively more than EUR28 trillion in assets under management. Impax Asset Management has specialised in the transition to a more sustainable global economy for more than two decades and has been a member of IIGCC for 15 years. The appointment of Simm was announced at the IIGCC Annual General Meeting (AGM) in London on Wednesday.
The IIGCC announced five new board appointments, stating that “the seniority of appointees reflects the importance placed on climate change by the investment community and the impact of IIGCC in addressing the issue.”
Simm says: “I am honoured to join the IIGCC board. At a time when climate change is rising rapidly up the agenda for everyone on the planet, those managing the savings and pensions of hundreds of millions of people are working hard to understand its implications for future prosperity. As one of the most influential voices in this debate, the IIGCC is in the vanguard of helping investors understand the issues and develop smart responses.
“I look forward to adding my voice to those of fellow IIGCC board members and experienced industry colleagues as the IIGCC looks to guide the investment community through a period of unprecedented risk but also great opportunity.”
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