The Global Impact Investing Network has appointed Mark Grier as its new board chair, Helen Clarkson is The Climate Group's new CEO


The Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has appointed Mark Grier as its new board chair. GIIN is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to increasing the scale and effectiveness of impact investing around the world.

Grier’s career has seen him occupy a variety of positions in finance, capital markets, risk management and investment management. He is currently vice chairman at Prudential Financial Inc, where he has worked for almost 22 years.  

“My general interest in impact investing reflects both the culture and practice at Prudential,” he explains. “Prudential has been an impact investor for decades, since long before that term was used.”

Grier has been a strong advocate of impact investing since he got to Prudential. “Impact investing brings together interesting and stimulating investment challenges with social purpose and execution challenges, working with extraordinary people. It's wonderful to be involved.”

In his role as chair, Grier hopes to advance the mission of the GIIN. “My background in a purposeful company, with a long record of impact investing that succeeds, combined with Prudential's position as a global leader in investment management, position me well to serve as the chairman of a strong and effective GIIN,” says Grier. “I...

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