GIIN hires Peter Malik as membership director

The newly-created role is part of a management team expansion at the impact investing network.

The New York-based Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has appointed Peter Malik as director of membership as the non-profit continues to expand its management team.

Malik will shape the strategic direction and growth of the GIIIN’s global membership programs, which are a central component of the network’s efforts to advance impact investing.

Malik joins the GIIN from The Nature Conservancy, where he served as managing director for corporate engagements and worked on agreements with corporate partners.

Malik had previously served as head of emerging markets structured credit financing for JPMorgan Securities in London, where he established a line of business targeting young, medium-sized companies that lacked access to traditional capital markets. He has also held positions with Credit Suisse Securities and Central Europe Trust.

“Peter’s addition is a fitting capstone to the expansion of our management team as we prepare to guide impact investing into its next stage of growth and development,” GIIN chief executive and co-founder Amit Bouri said in a statement.

“His long-standing commitment to positive change, his knowledge about environmental issues, and his experience at large financial institutions makes him a natural fit for our team. His talents are indispensable to our efforts to strengthen and grow our network of impact investors and accelerate the scale and effectiveness of the impact investing field as a whole.”

In May the GIIN appointed former PGGM manager Wouter Koelewijn as its global liaison for Europe. He will be based in Amsterdam and focus on the Benelux region to help the GIIN establish parternships and to promote impact investing.

Koelewijn will also collaborate with GIIN’s other liaisons such as Ingo Weber in Zurich, Anil Sinha in India, and the GIIN teams in London and New York. The GIIN is looking into adding an East Africa liaison, as reported by pfm sister title Private Equity International.

The GIIN aims to promote impact investing through education and research initiatives including its impact investor survey “Eyes on the Horizon” co-authored by JPMorgan and a collaboration with Cambridge Associates for “Introducing the Impact Investing Benchmark.”

The GIIN’s network of more than 220 institutions in 32 countries includes financial institutions, family offices, individual investors, and fund managers.