Former leader of the UK House of Lords joins ESG-focused FinTech

Changeblock, a globally recognised sustainability FinTech powerhouse, has appointed the former leader of the UK House of Lords, as its Senior Advisor, Policy & Ethics.

Changeblock, a globally recognised sustainability FinTech powerhouse, has appointed the former leader of the UK House of Lords as its Senior Advisor, Policy & Ethics.

Baroness Evans of Bowes Park joins the ESG-centric FinTech ahead of the pivotal UN COP28 Conference, it is hoped that her tenure will mark a significant step towards Changeblock reinforcing its commitment to policy integration and ethical practices.

She brings unparalleled expertise and experience to the table for her role, with an extensive background in leadership positions within the House of Lords, coupled with her tenure as a junior Government minister across various departments. Her insights promise to fortify the company’s strategies and collaborations with standard and verification agencies, augmenting ongoing efforts in aligning policy and ethics with credit value chains.

The core philosophy driving Changeblock lies in expediting planet repair and protection initiatives through the creation and exchange of high-integrity environmental assets, predominantly carbon credits. These activities are pivotal in steering the world towards achieving net-zero emissions. By fostering trust and integrity, the company ensures the scalability and adoption of these credits, aligning with their fundamental ethos.

Billy Richards, Changeblock CEO, stated, “We believe Baroness Evans is exceptionally well positioned to provide Changeblock with actionable insights, and help us strengthen our position as a critical infrastructure partner for credit generators, off-setters, investors and policy makers. I believe this appointment reflects the importance, integrity and quality of our offering, as well as the depth and strength of our network, and I am excited to be working on these important initiatives with Natalie as we expand our operations and help smooth the path to net-zero.”

Baroness Evans commented, “Reducing society’s environmental footprint is one of the most pressing challenges we as humanity are facing today, and tradeable offsets, such as credits, hold great promise towards delivering this. Their effectiveness will be impacted by how the companies in this eco-system engage with policy and policy makers.

“Ethics play an increasingly important role in credit integrity assessments and in investment decision making. Changeblock’s forward, strategic thinking, combined with their unique offering that meets such a critical need, make this an exciting opportunity. I look forward to working with Billy and the team and help Changeblock cement its leadership position as a critical net-zero infrastructure partner.”

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