The Social Investment Forum has elected five new members to its board, for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011.
The new board members include Sara Cleveland, senior consultant and financial services manager at Rogerscasey; Amy OBrien, director of social investing at TIAA-CREF; David Sand, president and chief investment officer, Access Capital Strategies, a division of Voyageur Asset Management; David Wood, director, Institute for Responsible Investment; and Betsy Zeidman, director, Center for Emerging Domestic Markets at the Milken Institute, and Milken research fellow.
Cleveland has worked in the financial services industry since 1994. Before joining TIAA-CREF in 2005, OBrien, who has worked in socially responsible investing for the past 10 years, was director of corporate social responsibility at the United Church of Christ.
Sand has also served as co-founder and managing director of Commonwealth Capital Strategies, a consulting and investment banking firm that specializes in housing, enterprise development and the environment. While working at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Sand helped building a partnership in sociallly responsibly investing.
Before joining Boston Colleges Institute for Responsible Investment, Wood taught the history of ethics, ethical and economic thought, and human rights theory at Boston University.
Interest in socially responsible investing continues to grow, especially since the global financial crisis has brought many core SRI issueslike transparency and good governanceto the forefront of the policy debate, said SIF Chief Executive Officer Lisa Woll.