FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
Find out more about our Board of Trustees and discover who was part of the Development Committee which led to the establishment of FaithInvest, as well as how FaithInvest is funded.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Julie Hammerman is the Executive Director and Founder of JLens, a network of more than 9,000 individual and institutional investors who seek to apply a Jewish lens to the modern context of values-based impact investing. She is inspired by the use of investment capital and business as a force for good in the world. She oversees JLens' educational, advocacy and advisory services. She began her career two decades ago in investment banking on Wall Street and later served as an investment advisor at JP Morgan and Merryll Lynch. She was on the founding team of a for-profit social enterprise focused on women's health. Most recently she was the Impact Investment Strategist at a multi-family office where she implemented customised impact portfolios. She is a Wexner Foundation Jewish Heritage alum, an UpStart incubator graduate and a Cordes fellow, and has served on the boards of the Federation, ADL and the Jewish Community Relations Council.
Council of Islamic Scholars of Indonesia
Hayu Prabowo is a corporate finance expert with more than 20 years in financial modelling on company valuations for mergers and acquisitions. He is currently a lecturer in Islamic Economics and Finance, with a social interest in sustainable financing. His interest in sustainable finance relates to his position as the Chairman of the Environmental and Natural Resources Board of the Council of Islamic Scholars of Indonesia (MUI), the nation's top Muslim clerical body. Before joining FaithInvest, he was the Vice President of Finance and IT as well as Vice President of Supply Chain Management for a multinational energy company.
SHAUNAKA RISHI DAS
Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies
Shaunaka Rishi Das has been Director of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies since 1997 and Hindu Chaplain to Oxford University since 2009. In 2013 he was appointed by the Government of India to be a member of the International Advisory Council of the Auroville Foundation, and was a Member of the Commission on Religion and Belief in British Public Life, Woolf Institute, Cambridge, from 2013 to 2015. He has served as Founder Trustee of Bhaktivedanta College, Belgium, Chair of the Northern Ireland Interfaith Forum, Trustee of the Interfaith Network UK, Editor of ISKCON Communications Journal and Convenor of the ISKCON Interfaith Commission.
DAVE ZELLNER CHAIR OF TRUSTEES
Dave Zellner is FaithInvest's Board Chairman. He has been with Wespath since 1997 and is responsible for the entire Investments Division, comprised of Investment Management, Investment Services and Sustainable Investment Strategies. Wespath provides retirement plans, investment solutions and health benefit plans rooted in the principles of The United Methodist Church. As CIO, Dave is responsible for executing and administering Wespath's investment Program as directed by its Investment Strategy Statement and Statement of Administrative Investment Policy. Former employers include Shell Oil Company where he managed equity portfolios for Shell's retirement plans, and Investment Research Company (an investment management firm), where he was a portfolio manager and responsible for managing the firm's investment operations.
Board of Trustees Advisor
Mike Even is an investment professional with more than 35 years' industry experience. He was FaithInvest's Director of Strategy and Investment Research until March 2023. Previously, he was Chairman of Man Numeric Investors in Boston, US, a member of the Man Group Executive Committee and worked for Citigroup for nine years, building a global asset management organisation. After Citi merged with Travelers, he became global CIO of the Private Bank and then global CIO for, and co-head of, Citigroup Asset Management, overseeing investment teams running more than $500B in client assets. In 2002, Mike's work with Citi Private Bank brought him into contact with ARC, leading to a decade and a half of collaboration. He serves on the investment committees of the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Management Board and the Trustees of the Reservation.
HOW WE ARE FUNDED
FaithInvest is funded by grant funding from a range of charitable foundations, such as Porticus, GHR Foundation, Rufford Foundation and the Golden Bottle Trust, as well as by organisations for joint projects, such as the Laudato Si' Movement, the Vatican's Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and WWF UK.
FaithInvest was founded as a result of a landmark meeting of faith investors, investment specialists, the United Nations and NGOs in Zug, Switzerland in October 2017. Following the Zug meeting, a development committee, made up of faith-based members and investment professionals, was formed to shape FaithInvest. We became a legal entity in spring 2019 and achieved charitable status in December 2019.