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OSB Group bolsters ESG team with new strategic appointment

29 Sep 2023

OSB Group, the leading specialist lender, has welcomed Jonathan Couch as Head of Communities Impact and ESG Communications Specialist. Jonathan joins the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) team from his previous role within the business, as Head of Communications for Savings, and will spend time concentrating on the ‘Social’ aspects for the Group.

Jonathan, who has been with the Group since 2012, joins the ESG team with a wide remit, which includes responsibility for delivering a new Communities Impact Strategy, along with a range of other activities including regulatory reporting.

OSB Group takes its social responsibilities very seriously and commits significant resource to finding ways to positively impact the local communities with which it engages. From volunteering to sponsorships, fundraising and fund matching, OSB Group supports its national and local partnerships through a range of events and initiatives each year.

Neil Richardson, Chief Sustainability Officer, OSB Group, commented: “I am thrilled to welcome Jonathan to our growing team. 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”.

Jonathan Couch, Head of Communities Impact and ESG Communications Specialist, said: “I’m delighted to join the ESG team in this new role that will support our 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.”

 

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