Dan NealResponsible Investment Social Themes Lead at CHURCH OF ENGLAND COMMISSION
Dan is the Social Themes lead at the Church Commissioners for England, an ethical endowment fund committed to leading responsible investment practices and grounded in a principle of ‘respect for people’. He previously led the World Benchmarking Alliance’s ‘social transformation’, integrating social considerations into benchmarks of the world’s most influential 2,000 companies to ensure the SDG transformations are just and leave no one behind. From 2017 to 2019, Dan was the Director of the Corporate Human Rights Benchmark (CHRB). Prior to CHRB he was a social performance consultant, working in extractives and renewables projects in Africa, the Middle East and Europe and spent the best part of a decade with the British military with several years working in civil-military coordination and conflict stabilisation roles. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in physics and a masters in Security, Conflict and International Development. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability.