The Principles for Responsible Investment today announced that Dr. James Gifford, the founding Executive Director of the initiative, is moving on to take up new challenges. He will continue to fulfill the responsibilities of his role until the end of November. Dr. Gifford has been Executive Director of the PRI since the Principles were launched in 2006 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Between 2003 and 2006, he worked for UNEP Finance Initiative, in collaboration with the UN Global Compact, as lead project manager for the PRI Initiative, leading the process to develop and draft the principles.
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