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Tariye Gbadegesin, the MD and chief investment officer of ARM-Harith Infrastructure Investments, has been appointed to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) advisory committee and the UN technical working group on finance and investment.

Tariye Gbadegesin, MD/CIO, ARM-Harith

These prestigious high-level appointments provide the opportunity for Gbadegesin to contribute African perspectives on the international stage while supporting a long-term commitment to the global framework for responsible investing in infrastructure.

Expressing her gratitude on these appointments, Gbadegesin said: “It is an honour for me to join both of these important groups at this critical time, as the international community works collaboratively towards delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals, whilst simultaneously rebuilding economies in the wake of the impact of the global pandemic.”

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UN delivering on responsible investment

The PRI, the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment, is a UN-supported network of investors, working to promote sustainable investment through the incorporation of its six aspirational principles.

These principles are built on the belief that to achieve a sustainable global financial system, there must be a fostering of good governance, integrity, and accountability, with a focus on environmental and social governance.

Gbadegesin joins these efforts at the PRI as part of an international 15-member Infrastructure Advisory Committee.

Funding the global energy sector

In addition, Gbadegesin has been appointed to the United National Technical Working Group on Finance & Investment, with High-Level Dialogue on Energy.

This 21-member team comprising senior executives from the global energy sector, has a mandate to focus on how public and private finance and investment can be mobilised and leveraged to achieve the 2025 Milestones, SDG7, and carbon neutrality.

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This technical working group takes into consideration enabling mechanisms such as the fiscal response to COVID-19, fossil fuel subsidy reform; green investment regulation; and risk management and insurance.

“I am personally thrilled to have the opportunity to contribute in this way, whilst representing ARM-Harith, and the African region,” concluded Gbadegesin.