Head of Responsible Investment, Church Commissioners for England

Edward Mason

Edward is Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England whose £6.7bn 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 August 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) Leadership Committee, the Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change (IIGCC) Policy Group and the Oxford University Socially Responsible Investment Review Committee.  He has been involved since its inception in the UN Principles for Responsible Investment hedge funds work stream and is Vice-Chairman of the ecumenical Church Investors Group.

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.