OSB Group boosts ESG personnel with new hire

He will focus on the social aspects for the group

OSB Group boosts ESG personnel with new hire

Specialist lender OSB Group has appointed Jonathan Couch (pictured) as head of communities impact and ESG communications specialist.

Couch moves to the environmental, social and governance (ESG) team from his previous role within the business as head of communications for savings. He has been with the group since 2012.

In his new role, his responsibilities include the delivery of a new communities impact strategy, along with a range of other activities, including regulatory reporting. He will spend time concentrating on the social aspects for the group.

“I am thrilled to welcome Jonathan to our growing team,” stated Neil Richardson, chief sustainability officer at OSB Group. “Jonathan’s vision, dedication, and expertise will be instrumental in advancing our ESG goals and ambitions.

“By combining Jonathan’s talent with our existing strong and growing team, we can, in collaboration with our employee engagement community strategy, achieve even greater positive change for our communities. This appointment reinforces OSB’s commitment and purpose to improve and protect the quality of life for our colleagues, and communities through our long-term stewardship of our society and environment.”

Commenting on his appointment, Couch said he was delighted to join the ESG team in the new role that will support local and national communities through delivering innovative partnerships that focus on helping people and areas that have traditionally been overlooked and underserved.

“It’s an exciting opportunity to build on the fantastic work already delivered through our children’s charities, existing partnerships, and community initiatives so our colleagues can continue to volunteer their time and play a huge part in being a good neighbour to our various communities,” he added.

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