The keynote speaker at the Strategic Value in Corporate Reporting Awards 2011 on 14 April will be Penny Shepherd MBE, CEO of UKSIF, promoter of sustainable investment in financial services.
She was the first Chief Executive of the London Sustainability Exchange (2001-2005) and has been a member of the Mayor of London’s Sustainable Development Commission (2002-2007). She is a former member of the Stakeholder Interests Working Group of the Board for Actuarial Standards and Professional Oversight Board.
Penny is also a member of the Advisory Board of Ethical Corporation, a media company that provides business intelligence on sustainability.
As UKSIF Executive Director from 1997-2001, Penny played a leading role in championing the government’s SRI disclosure regulation for occupational pension funds and tripled UKSIF’s membership. Her leadership in socially responsible investment was recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2000 with an MBE for “services to sustainable economic development and socially responsible investment”.
Penny spent 20 years in the computer industry, where she advised financial services and other companies on business solutions.