February 1, 2022

Baillie Gifford, Church Commissioners for England and Ethos Foundation have come together as part of a new network aiming to champion the responsible use of technology in business.

Investors for a Sustainable Digital Economy (ISDE) is being convened by Creating Future Us, a UK-based non-profit organisation. It will aim to equip participating investors with the knowledge and tools to ensure companies are developing and implementing technology responsibly.

“We and our partners in this coalition are focused on nascent issues that challenge people and societies,” said Bess Joffe, head of responsible investment for the Church Commissioners, which manages £9.2bn (€11bn).

“Over the next decade, the rise of artificial intelligence will impact our lives in ways that were once unimaginable, making digital responsibility paramount,” she added. “This technology spans multiple sectors and is a stewardship priority for us.”