London-based Climate Group announced the appointment of Sumant Sinha, chairman and managing director of renewable energy company ReNew Power, as a trustee on its UK board for three years.
Besides, Meryam Omi, head (sustainability and responsible investment strategy) at Legal and General Investment Management (LGIM), has also joined as a trustee on the board of the non-profit organisation.
Climate Group said in a statement that it welcomes the two new trustees, Meryam Omi and Sumant Sinha, to the UK board.
On his appointment, Sinha said, “I am delighted to be part of the board of trustees of the Climate Group. I have been associated with Climate Group for the past three years and I believe their work is crucial in strengthening the collaborative efforts in meeting the Paris Agreement goals and mitigating the impact of climate change on global communities.”
Joan MacNaughton, chair of the board of Climate Group, said “We are delighted to welcome Sumant and Meryam to Climate Group’s UK board, strengthening our links and understanding with the global investment industry, and also with important renewable investors in India, a country that is central to the global energy transition away from fossil fuels.”
India is also facing change at the moment, looking for ways to rebuild post the pandemic in a resilient and sustainable way. Sinha already plays a key role in advising the Climate Group in India. His expertise will also contribute to activities in the UK, he added.