Background on Andrew Selous:
Elected MP, South West Bedfordshire, 2001
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice), 2014 – 2016
Assistant Whip (HM Treasury), 2014 – 2016
Opposition Whip (Commons), 2004 – 2006
Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions), 2006 – 2010
Work and Pensions Committee, 2001 – 2005
Ecclesiastical Committee (Joint Committee), 2010 – 2014
Health and Social Care Committee, 2016 – 2017
Health and Social Care Committee, 2017 – 2019
Draft Health Service Safety Investigation Bill (Joint Committee), 2018
European Statutory Instruments, 2018 – 2019
London School of Economics (Industry and Trade BSc, 1984)
The Church Commissioners for England
The Church Commissioners (Commissioners) exist to support the work and mission of the Church of England today and for future generations, helping it to remain a Christian presence in every community. The Commissioners manage an £8.3bn investment fund in a responsible and ethical way, using the money made from investments to contribute towards the cost of mission projects, dioceses in low-income areas, bishops, cathedrals, and pensions.
The Commissioners’ investment policy is to hold a diversified portfolio of investments across a broad range of asset classes consistent with their ethical guidelines and their Responsible Investment (‘RI’) Framework. The Church Commissioners’ approach to responsible investment is shaped by the ethical policies they have adopted on the recommendation of the Church of England Ethical Investment Advisory Group (‘EIAG’) and by their commitment to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (‘PRI’). This approach involves ethical exclusions; incorporation of environmental, social and governance issues; action on climate change risks and opportunities; engagement and voting; and impact monitoring and impact investments. The ambition is to be at the forefront of responsible investment globally.