FTSE names new director of responsible investment

David Harris steps up to top RI spot at the index group.

FTSE, the global index company, has named David Harris as its new director of responsible investment (RI), replacing departing director, Will Oulton. Responsible-Investor.com revealed last week that Oulton was leaving FTSE to join Mercer, the global investment consultant, as its new European head of responsible investment. Harris will step up from his current position as head of responsible investment at FTSE to the top RI spot at the end of May when Oulton moves across to Mercer.FTSE RI services include the FTSE4Good index and FTSE Environmental Markets indices.
Harris joined FTSE in 2002 and has also served as a board director for the UK Social Investment Forum. He previously worked for Arthur D. Little’s Global Environment and Risk Practice developing sectoral sustainability strategies and programs, and with PwC’s climate change consulting team.