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RI People & Appointments, July 18: First CEO named for Global Impact Investing Network

RI’s regular Monday round-up of people news

Luther Ragin has been named as the first Chief Executive of the Global Impact Investing Network, the impact investing non-profit organization. Ragin, who assumes the role in September, was most recently vice president of investments at the $260m F. B. Heron Foundation in New York.

Beatrice Weder di Mauro has been named as a member of the Government Commission for the German Corporate Governance Code. She heads the economic policy department at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz. A native of Switzerland, she is the 13th member of the Commission alongside Daniela Weber-Rey, its second woman, reports VIP, the German corporate governance group.

Lisa Hagerman has joined DBL Investors, a double bottom-line venture capital firm, as Director of DBL Programs after leaving More for Mission, the campaign for mission investing. She will work with investee companies on staff development, environmental stewardship and community engagement. DBL Investors recently closed its second fund at $140m and is backed by a mix of institutional investors and impact investors including pension funds, foundations, family offices and banks.

Claudia Tober, chief executive of the Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (Forum for Sustainable Investment), has been elected vice-president of Eurosif (European Sustainable Investment Forum), reports research firm Oekom.Sharlene Brown has been appointed National Director for Oikocredit USA, the US arm of the microfinance investment vehicle. Brown, who joins from the Grameen Foundation, will assume leadership when current Executive Director Terry Provance retires in September 2012.

Lisa Spiro has joined the Women’s Network for Sustainable Finance (WNSF) as President and board member. She takes over from WNSF Executive Director and co-founder Ann Goodman, who becomes Strategic Director.

Finn Greflund has been named to the board of Canadian renewable energy project developer Sprott Power Corp. Greflund is a past Director of the Independent Power Producers Society of Ontario. Michael Ross has stepped down as a director.

Richard Cordray, who as Attorney General of Ohio sued Bank or America on behalf of Ohio’s largest public employee pension funds in 2009 alongside other pension investors over the Merrill Lynch acquisition, has been named to head the new US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau by President Obama.

Karin Mortensen Laljani has been appointed the new Managing Director at Corporate Citizenship, the sustainable communications consultancy. She was most recently MD at communications firm Clownfish; before that she was Senior-Vice President Market Strategy & Sustainability at InterfaceFLOR.

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