Our Commitment to ESG
Having a positive impact is part of our corporate DNA
Our commitment to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance
Our mission at Newable is to make sustainable profits by helping other businesses to thrive.
We do this by providing products and services in three key areas: Money, Advice and Workspace.
We’ve been dedicated to our mission for almost 40 years now, and in this time we’ve helped
thousands of businesses start up, sustain and scale their businesses.
We are committed to acting responsibly across all of the activities we undertake. This commitment underpins our approach to Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance and is demonstrated through our pledge to:
- Contribute to economic development by helping other businesses to thrive.
- Deliver sustainability for a better world.
- Operate transparently and responsibly in all that we do.
In July 2021, Newable received an ESG Risk Rating of 14.3 and was assessed by Sustainalytics to be at a low risk of experiencing material financial impacts from ESG factors.
Delivering sustainability for the better future
We aim to optimise our inputs, reduce our outputs and be an advocate for sustainability at every opportunity.
We need to limit our impact on the environment and address climate change for our clients, our company and the world. Everyone must play their part in this and, as a trusted adviser to companies globally, it is our responsibility to ensure the growth that we deliver is sustainable.
Operating transparently and responsibly in all that we do.
Newable maintains transparency across our business. We operate a fair, honest and responsible supply chain and safeguard human rights.
We have also committed to the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board framework for 2021/22 and will adopt the requirements of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures from March 2022 onwards.
Meet the team
Sehri leads on various programmes at Newable that provide economic growth support to entrepreneurs and SMEs from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds/communities, i.e. female entrepreneurs and ethnic minorities.
Head of Human Resources
Lyca is a HR professional with 9 years of managing all aspects of HR, business partnering, Retail Management experience, understanding internal and external customer demands and being commercially aware in order to support the business goals and help the company achieve its mission and vision. Lycas role as Head of Human Resources ensures that our social policies are curated and deployed for maximum impact on our employees and our communities.
Head of Risk
Brendon joined Newable in 2017 and heads up our Risk department. With experience in product development, project management, private equity, start-ups, and risk management, Brendon has a wealth of experience in bringing new products and services to market in a sustainably focused manner.
Group Head of Marketing
Ruth joined Newable in 2017, and now heads up our Marketing and Communications department. Ruth supports the ESG strategy through our communications to our employees, customers and various other stakeholders.
Business Development and Sales Director
Morgan joined Newable in September 2019 and leads the America Made Easy programme. With experience working at both the state and federal level advising SMEs on global growth strategies and recruiting investment across Europe, Morgan has a wealth of experience promoting inward investment to the US. Morgan studied political science at Kentucky Wesleyan College and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College where she graduated as a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow. Morgan also holds an MBA from Kuehne Logistics University in Hamburg, Germany where she studied leadership and supply chain management.
Operations & Network Manager
Chloe joined Newable Ventures in January 2019 and takes care of everything relating to the running of Newable Ventures operations and its Business Angels network.
Prior to joining Newable Ventures, Chloe worked for over 3 years at the European Business Angels Network (EBAN) in Brussels, Belgium where she is from.
Chief Executive Officer
Chris joined Newable in January 2016. As CEO, Chris leads the Executive Team and is responsible for setting and delivering Newable’s ambitious growth agenda and business transformation.
Chris is a Chartered Accountant having qualified at PwC and was awarded an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for London in 2005.
Chris has started, scaled and sold three businesses. His most profitable venture was the interactive shopping channel company ‘sit-up Ltd’, sold to Virgin Media for £194 million. His previous roles also include directing commercial operations for Chelsea Football Club and working for Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group.
Chief Governance Officer
Mike joined Newable in January 2010 as Chief Financial Officer, becoming Chief Governance Officer in November 2021, Mike’s core responsibilities are now on governance related responsibilities including Risk Management, Compliance, Board administration, Company Secretarial, Group Insurances and Internal Audit.
Mike qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PwC and has worked for some 40 years in the financial services sector. Mike has worked mainly in asset management, including at Invesco/LGT as Group Financial Controller and has held senior CFO and COO positions at Credit Suisse Asset Management, Deutsche Asset Management, Barclays Global Investors and prior to joining Newable was Global COO at Apax Partners.
Chief People Officer
She is also a Board sponsor for Newable’s ESG strategy and Executive lead for Newable’s social commitments.
Monica is a qualified MCIPD professional with expertise in delivering an effective people service and driving organisational change. She has over 25 years’ experience holding senior people/HR positions within the commercial, financial and not-for-profit sectors including at Bloodwise, the British Board of Film Classification, the Food and Drink Federation and Pitney Bowes Finance plc.
Chief Information Officer
Mashudul joined Newable in 2005 and is a member of the Executive Team. He provides strategic leadership, advice and support on information technology including risk and security matters. He supports business operations through the development of digital services and solutions and leads Newable Digital, which provides technology products and services to external clients.
In addition to technology, Mashudul is passionate about the environment and is the executive lead on environmental matters for Newable. As part of this role, he is the Board sponsor as well as a member of the Newable Environmental Team, which works under the direction of the Environmental and Social Impact Committee to deliver on the environmental commitments set out in Newable’s ESG Vision (https://newable.co.uk/our-commitment-to-esg/).
Mashudul previously worked for University College London and for Astron Group, Europe’s leading provider of business process outsourcing solutions, which is now part of RR Donnelley.
Managing Director, Business Development, Advice
Ketevan Moseshvili joined Newable in 2005 and is Managing Director of Newable’s advisory business. Her remit includes working with key partners such as the Department for International Trade (delivering export advice for many thousands of companies in London and the South East), Innovate UK, Enterprise Europe Network and the GLA. Ketty also leads Newable’s Social Impact team.
A trained chemical engineer, Ketty is fluent in four languages.
Her commercial experience includes establishing and running large successful FMCG sales teams in Europe.
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