FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET
FaithInvest has a core team of staff supported by consultants and advisors around the world. The team brings together people with significant experience in engaging faith groups, alongside those with extensive backgrounds in socially responsible investing, asset management and shareholder advocacy.
DR LORNA GOLD
Dr Lorna Gold is the Chief Executive of FaithInvest, having previously held the position of Director of Movement Building. She joined FaithInvest in 2020 and has more than two decades' experience of engaging faiths on environmental, climate and economic justice.
She worked at a senior level in Trocaire, the official overseas development agency of the Catholic Church in Ireland. She is a leading voice on faith-consistent investing in the Catholic Church and supported the Irish Bishops' Conference to divest from fossil fuels in 2018. She is Chair of the Laudato Si' Movement (formerly the Global Catholic Climate Movement) and a member of the Vatican's Covid Commission Economics Taskforce.
Her books include New Financial Horizons – The Emergence of an Economy of Communion (NCP, 2011) and Climate Generation – Awakening our Children's Future (NCP, 2018).
Martin Palmer is the Founding President of FaithInvest, having established the organisation in 2019 and been its inaugural Chief Executive. Previously, he was the Secretary General of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), founded with HRH Prince Philip in 1995 to help faiths develop environmental and conservation projects based on their own beliefs and practices.
Martin is an international specialist on all major faiths and religious traditions and cultures. He is the author and editor of more than 20 books on religious and environmental topics.
He has translated many ancient Chinese texts, is a regular contributor to the BBC, and is a lay preacher in the Church of England. He has been working with the faiths on their investment programmes since 2001.
Investment Solutions Analyst
Hasnane Arain graduated from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2022 with a First Class degree in Finance with Accounting and also completed a graduate certificate at UCLA Extension in Business with a concentration in Finance in the same year. During his studies, he focused on financial market analysis, corporate finance, and portfolio management. In his free time, he also manages his own investment portfolio with various religious and personal investment criteria. As a car enthusiast you are most likely to find him cruising around California’s National Parks in his preferred choice of automobile. He is based in California and the UK.
Pippa Arnold (no relation to Catherine!) has been organising international, multi-faith, environmental events and building relationships with a wide range of partners for more than a decade. She worked for the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC), organising events in partnership with the UN, Norwegian Government and Buckingham Palace, among others, and in locations ranging from Ise, Japan, to Nairobi, Kenya. She is a Trustee of the UK-based charity Faith in Water, has a degree in Geography from Sussex University, UK., and combines huge efficiency with an ability to remain calm and cheerful under pressure.
Jenny Couper has worked in the charity sector for over 12 years, originally managing a community-based social regeneration charity, and most recently as COO for a national charity supporting children and young people involved with youth justice services. She has a MSc in Voluntary Sector Management from Bayes Business School and is a trustee for a London based refugee charity. Prior to this, she worked in both central and local government on issues of neighbourhood renewal, within social research, policy and delivery roles. Jenny has a passion for addressing issues of social and environmental justice.
Mike Even is an investment professional with more than 35 years of experience. In 2019, he founded FaithInvest alongside Martin Palmer and served as FaithInvest's Director of Investment Research and Strategy for four years. He now serves as an advisor to both the team and the Board. He is a director, board member and advisor to several organisations, including Geode Capital Management, Rockefeller Capital Management, KingsCrowd, Osmosis Investment Management and the Massachusetts Pension Reserves Management Board. He was Chairman and CEO of Man Numeric. Prior to that, he worked for Citigroup for nine years, including overseeing investment teams running nearly $500B in client assets. He is based in the Boston area of the United States, and is a CFA charterholder.
Communications and Data Officer
Trish Groves is a communications professional, with over two decades’ experience in international development. A successful fundraiser for five years, she moved to the campaigns team, raising awareness through the arts about the causes of global inequality. With a post-graduate degree in scriptwriting, and qualifications in online marketing, client-side web development and entrepreneurship, Trish particularly enjoys the creative side of online communications. As a counterbalance to this, she also enjoys the complexities of databases, CRMs and automations, and loves helping systems and processes to run smoothly. In her spare time, you’ll find her daydreaming about moving to a secluded cabin in the forest – with excellent broadband.
Strategic Marketing and Communications
Steven Owen is a financial product marketing and distribution professional with more than 25 years' experience. With strategic communications, writing and editing skills, he has led the development, implementation, and measurement of successful marketing programmes for a range of investment products and financial services at several asset management firms including Liberty Cove Investors, Janus Henderson, Wellington Management, and Putnam Investments. Steven received a Master in Business Administration degree from Boston University. He currently lives in the Bay Area of San Francisco, California.
Director of Communications
Susie Weldon was an award-winning journalist for two decades, working in the UK and Hong Kong, before moving into international development where she specialised in communications and project development. She has 12 years' experience of working with faith groups on environmental issues. She headed the Faith in Food programme for the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) and later co-founded the UK charity Faith in Water which worked with faith-managed schools on water and sanitation, particularly girls' menstrual health. She is co-author of Faith in Food: Changing the world one meal at a time. and a trustee of Sustainable Food Somerset.
Catherine Arnold is a theologian, scholar of Islam, former diplomat and currently Master of St Edmund's College, Cambridge, UK. She joined the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) in 2006 and was posted to Oman, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan, including three years as the UK's Ambassador to Mongolia. She was then appointed Head of the FCO's Illegal Wildlife Trade Unit, delivering the high profile 2018 Illegal Wildlife Trade Conference. In 2019, she led the Cabinet Office's successful campaign to secure the UK as host for COP26. She is the first woman to hold the post of Master of St Edmund's College.
Mark Campanale is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the Carbon Tracker Initiative, an independent financial think tank carrying out in-depth analysis on the impact of energy transition on capital markets. He has been a leading figure in ethical investments for over 30 years, co-founding reponsible investment funds at Jupiter Asset Management, NPI, AMP Capital and Henderson Global Investor. He is a founding director of the UK Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum and has served on many global bodies from UNEP's Financial Sector Initiative to the steering group of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's working group on finance.
Catherine Devitt leads FaithInvest's programme on faith beliefs, teachings and values. She worked with the Irish Jesuit Province at the nexus of faith and environmental justice, and has formation experience in ecology and spirituality, Catholic Social Teaching and care for the earth. An environmental professional with extensive experience in mixed-methods research, policy development, programme management and evaluation, strategic communication and stakeholder engagement, she has lectured at University College Dublin on environmental issues and published in leading international journals on environmental policy, interreligious dialogue and sustainability.
Senior Advisor, Catholic Investing
Elizabeth Garlow's focus is on economic transformation through policy and impact investing strategies. She is co-founder of the Francesco Collaborative, inspired by Pope Francis's Economy of Francesco movement, and serves as a senior fellow at New America, where she focuses on structural reform to achieve an economy rooted in wellbeing. Elizabeth previously led impact investing for the Lumina Foundation, served as a policy advisor with the Obama Administration, and co-founded a non-profit, Michigan Corps, supporting social entrepreneurs. Her studies include political economy (Kalamazoo College) and public policy and economics (Princeton University). She has an honorary doctorate from the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology and lives in Michigan with her daughter and husband.
Director of Investment Solutions
Mathew Jensen has two decades of engaging institutional investors and consultants worldwide. His expertise includes multi-asset global investing, product development and management, and consulting across global institutional markets. His background includes Chief Operating Officer for Liberty Cove Investors, Boston, US; Director of Research and Development for Fidelity Management and Research Company, Boston, US; and Investment Director for Wellington Management, Boston, US, and London, UK. Mathew holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Enterprise Risk Management Certified Professional (ERMCP) certifications, a Master in Business Administration from Cornell University and Queen's University Canada, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Northeastern University. He is based in the US, in the Greater Boston area.
Advisor on Asian faith communities
Michael Shackleton is Associate Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Osaka Gakuin University in Japan, and a member of the Royal Anthropological Institute. He has a special interest in religion and the environment. He was involved in the work of the Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) from its earliest days. He acts as FaithInvest's advisor, providing key liaison and support on Asian faith groups.