Church Commissioners appoint new Net Zero Lead as Responsible Investment team grows


The Church Commissioners for England announced today the appointment of Sofia Bartholdy as Net Zero Lead, a new role in the Commissioners’ Responsible Investment team. Sofia will report to Bess Joffe, head of Responsible Investment.
Sofia Bartholdy RI Net Zero Lead CC

Sofia will lead the Church Commissioners’ carbon foot print work, climate risk and 2050 net zero goal alignment and work closely with the Private Equities Team to help drive outcomes that create value in and alignment with our ESG focussed portfolio. She will also continue and further develop our work on measuring our environmental and social impact. Sofia joins from Tesco Pensions Investment, prior to which she worked at Principles for Responsible Investment.

Our goal is to be at the forefront of responsible investment. Being a responsible investor means being an active one, using the power of our voice to encourage companies to make the changes the world needs. Sofia will play a key role in furthering our aims as we work towards a net zero world and portfolio, as well as helping to develop and structure the Church Commissioners’ impact investment strategy.

Bess Joffe, Head of Responsible Investment at the Church Commissioners for England, said:
“A net zero world is vital to safeguard our future. We are delighted to have Sofia joining us to help us deliver our Responsible Investment pillar of ‘respect for the planet’. Her experience from her time at Tesco Pensions Investment and Principles for Responsible Investment will be invaluable to the Church Commissioners as we shape a net zero future.”