Ex-PRI CEO Reynolds takes role advising FAIRR

Will help catalyse growth of the initiative

The Jeremy Coller Foundation has appointed Fiona Reynolds, former chief executive of Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), in an advisory role as president of the FAIRR initiative and the Coller Pensions Institute (CPI).

Founded in 2015, the FAIRR initiative provides market data, research and tools to help investors understand ESG risks and opportunities in the global food sector. The initiative is currently backed by investors managing over $70trn (£55trn) of assets.

The CPI was recently launched by the Jeremy Coller Foundation to promote pension solutions to catalyse sustainable economic growth and social security.

Reynolds brings 30 years’ experience in the financial sector, superannuation and pension sector, including a decade at PRI. She holds several leadership roles with sustainable finance organisations, including chair of the UN Global Compact Network Australia and serves on the Board of Frontier Advisors and the Australian Sustainable Finance Institute.

Reynolds will offer counsel to FAIRR’s founder and chair, Jeremy Coller, and take a lead of the development of the CPI. She will represent the initiative at public forums, including international conferences and high-level dialogues.

Jeremy Coller said: “We’re delighted to have Fiona joining the team, bringing her wealth of experience and expertise to our initiatives.

“During her time at PRI, Fiona helped move the concept of ESG from a niche to the mainstream, and I look forward to working with her and drawing on her unique insights to benefit our global network of investors and partners.”

Reynolds added: “I’m thrilled at the opportunity to contribute to the work of the Jeremy Coller Foundation, and helping continue its efforts to catalyse transformation in the food sector, and find pension solutions for responsible economic growth.

“I look forward to working with the team to bring investors together to achieve the shared aims of generating sustainable returns, while building a sustainable food and agriculture sector.”