Eurosif hires exec director to push EU’s sustainable finance agenda

Critical time as EU finalises sustainable finance rules

European member network Eurosif has recruited Aleksandra Palinska (pictured) as its executive director from 19 September.

She will lead the organisation’s long-term strategy to advance sustainable investment practices and encouraging the actions needed to address the climate crisis, including accelerating the development and implementation of the EU Sustainable Finance Agenda.

Palinska said: “I am excited to be joining Eurosif at this critical time when the EU sustainable finance rules are being finalised. An appropriate calibration and efficient implementation of sustainable finance rules is essential in the transition to a sustainable economy

“This is also the time to take stock of how different pieces of the sustainable finance puzzle fit together and consider whether adjustments are needed. Thanks to the trust the Eurosif board bestowed on me, I will have the pleasure to actively participate in this process and steer the organisation into its next phase of growth.”

Based in Brussels, Palinska is senior research and advocacy officer for Finance Watch and a member of EFRAG’s Sustainability Reporting Board, according to her LinkedIn profile.

Will Oulton, chair of Eurosif, said Palinska’s expertise and knowledge of the European regulatory and policy agenda will enable her to “successfully lead Eurosif and deliver our long-term strategy, while acting as a bridge between EU policymakers, investors and Europe’s Sustainable Investment Forums and Associations”.

“The Eurosif board and I look forward to working with Aleksandra.”


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist for 16 years. She won Editor of the Year at the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2021, and was Winner...