Appointment of the month

Tomas Carruthers is the new chief executive officer of the Social Stock Exchange. Launched by the UK prime minister, David Cameron, in June 2013, the Social Stock Exchange connects social impact businesses with investors looking to generate social or environmental change as well as financial return from their investment.

Carruthers has an established track record of building and growing retail financial services companies over the last two decades, and was founder and CEO of Interactive Investor.

Carruthers says: “We are challenging the misconception that you can either make a market return on your investment, or you can invest in companies seeking to deliver social or environmental impact. We want to impress on retail investors and the whole investment community that this is not the case – impact investing can deliver a healthy return.”

The Social Stock Exchange currently has 12 admitted members with a combined market capitalisation of over £500m.

Cecily Joseph

Cecily Joseph has been appointed vice-president, corporate responsibility, at computer security firm Symantec. In this new role, she will continue her work in leading Symantec’s global CR and sustainability department, and will now also take on the management of Symantec’s diversity and inclusion programme.  

After law school, Joseph started work as a corporate...

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