Adam Matthews

Adam is the Head of Engagement for the Church Commissioners for England and the Church of England Pensions Board as well as Secretary for the Ethical Investment Advisory Group (EIAG) which provides the ethical policy advice for the Church of England National Investing Bodies (combined assets of over £12 billion).  The most recent published policy was on the extractive industries.

Adam founded and now Co-Chairs the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI) an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative which identifies companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low carbon economy.  TPI was launched at the London Stock Exchange in January 2017, with the London School of Economics Grantham Research Institute and FTSE Russell and is supported by asset owners and managers with over £5 trillion/$6.7 USD assets under management.

Adam is also the lead for the Church of England on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI) a forum that convenes mining company CEO’s and representatives of the Vatican and Methodist Church.

Before joining the Church of England, Adam was Secretary General of an International legislator’s organisation managing an international secretariat based in 15 countries.  He supported the development of legislation on issues of sustainable development leading to new laws on climate change and forestry in a number of countries. His work attracted the support of the United Nations Secretary General and the President of the World Bank.

Adam also serves as a member of the Royal College of Physicians Investment Advisory Board.