People Moves: Tom Harding appointed as Aldermore's new Head of ESG and Sustainability
Press Release - Aldermore bank has today announced that Tom Harding has been appointed to the newly created role of Head of ESG and Sustainability. Tom has spent the last nine years at MotoNovo, the motor finance company which is part of the Aldermore group, where he worked in commercial sales and helped develop green initiatives across the group.
Aldermore has a strong record of supporting the ESG agenda on which Tom will now be looking to build. It has already had a number of job roles in the past that have complemented sustainability - such as in climate change, and inclusion, while a scheme led by Tom last year began the transition of the company's car fleet to electric vehicles to reduce our carbon emissions. Also recently, Aldermore financed a low carbon property developer in Sheffield to build 46 homes as part of its commitment to funding high quality, sustainable developments.
Since Aldermore was founded 13 years ago, it has prided itself on serving those in society that have typically been shunned by the big high street lenders. In the last year the bank has made a public commitment to support the Government's levelling up agenda and pledged to play its part in improving social mobility and equality of opportunity in the communities in which it operates.
Steven Cooper, CEO of Aldermore, said:
Since joining Aldermore last year, I've been impressed with the bank's commitment to being a responsible business that carefully considers its impact on the communities in which it serves. But I want us to go further and faster and I'm proud we've now appointed a new lead for ESG to drive this important agenda into the future. This new-found focus will help us to do more to promote an inclusive society and support a greener way of living in the UK."
Tom Harding, Head of ESG and Sustainability at Aldermore said:
"I'm thrilled to be taking up this new role. The ESG agenda has long run through much of the work we do at Aldermore, as we have a strong track record of serving those in society who have not been looked after well by the mainstream banks. Formalising a new ESG strategy is an important next step and will allow us to have a greater impact as a responsible business, that is able to give something back to society".