European sustainable and responsible investment association Eurosif announced today the appointment of Aleksandra Palinska as its new Executive Director.

Eurosif is a partnership of Europe-based national Sustainable Investment Forums (SIFs), representing members with aggregate assets under management of more than €20 trillion, including asset managers, institutional investors, index providers and ESG research & analytics providers. Eurosif’s main activity is public policy, advocating at the EU level for more responsible and sustainable finance.

In her new role, Palinska will lead the implementation of the organization’s long-term strategy to help shape and accelerate the development and implementation of the EU Sustainable Finance Agenda.

Will Oulton, Chair of Eurosif, said:

“The Board is delighted to welcome Aleksandra to our organisation in this pivotal moment for sustainable finance in Europe. Her expertise and knowledge of the European regulatory and policy agenda will enable her to successfully lead Eurosif and deliver our long-term strategy, while acting as a bridge between EU policymakers, investors and Europe’s Sustainable Investment Forums and Associations.”

Palinska is a member of the European Financial Reporting Advisory Group’s (EFRAG) Sustainability Reporting Board, which has been mandated by the European Commission to prepare for new EU sustainability reporting standards. She has also coordinated EFRAG’s work with the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance, contributing to the recommendations for a social taxonomy. She has also served as a Senior Research and Advocacy Officer for public interest NGO Finance Watch, and as a Senior Regulatory Policy Advisor for the European Fund & Asset Management Association (EFAMA).

Palinska said:

“I am excited to be joining Eurosif at this critical time when the EU sustainable finance rules are being finalised. An appropriate calibration and efficient implementation of sustainable finance rules is essential in the transition to a sustainable economy. Constructive dialogue and close cooperation between the financial industry, EU and national regulators and supervisors are now of paramount importance.”

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