Punwani appointed chair of the IRM's ESG SIG

Anita Punwani CFIRM has been appointed chair of the Institute of Risk Management’s new ESG Special Interest Group.

Ms Punwani has been a member of the the institute since 1998. During her time as deputy chair, she has represented the IRM at the British Standards Institution, Chartered Governance Institute, IoD India, Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. As chair of BSI’s governance committee, she represented the UK, as well as the IRM, as an expert in the development of the new international governance standard, ISO 37000. 

A qualified professional with over 30 years’ experience spanning the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Ms Punwani advised senior UK government officials on the legacy benefits and adequacy of the £9.3bn investment in the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games as well as the delivery of a £21.5bn cross-departmental HM Treasury efficiency programme.  Child safeguarding has been an important aspect of her work both in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

“The pandemic has illustrated all too clearly why all types of organisation have a social responsibility to play their part in handling issues which affect people across the world. In some organisations, this will require organisational change, notably by reframing risk management to be viewed as integral to ESG,” she said.

In the next issue of CIR Magazine, Ms Punwani will be sharing her perspectives on ESG with readers.

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