Hannah Woolley has been appointed Secretary to the Church of England’s Ethical Investment Advisory group (EIAG), effective March 2023.
Hannah Woolley EIAG Secretary

Hannah joins the EIAG from St Paul’s Cathedral where she spent five years in communications and media and worked for the St Paul’s Institute, the Cathedral’s centre for public discussion and debate.  Hannah also helped develop the virtual book of remembrance from the Covid-19 pandemic, hosted by St Paul’s. 

Hannah has an undergraduate degree in Theology and Religious Studies from Clare College, Cambridge, and a Master’s Degree in Contemporary Ethics from the University of London.  

The EIAG seeks to provide timely and practical advice to the Church of England’s National Investing Bodies (NIBs) to enable them to invest in a way that is distinctly Christian and Anglican. The NIBs, which include the Church Commissioners for England, the Church of England Pensions Board and DBF Church of England Funds, use this advice to develop their ethical investment policies. The EIAG comprises independent and NIB-nominated experts in areas including theology, investment, business ethics.  The EIAG’s world-leading work covers a complex range of issues ranging from climate change to human rights; from corporate taxation to mining.  In 2022 the EIAG published a ground-breaking paper on the ‘Big Tech’ sector.  The EIAG’s work informs church and other Christian investors and the broader investment community.  

Barbara Ridpath, Chair of the Ethical Investment Advisory Group commented: 
“We are delighted to welcome Hannah to this role. Her academic background in ethics together with her understanding of the Church environment through her work at St Paul’s Cathedral means she has a broad view of the ethical and societal issues EIAG looks at through an investment lens. The EIAG has a proven track record of providing guidance in key areas of ethical investment, including the recent publication of the Big Tech review.”

Information about the EIAG’s Big Tech review is here.

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