May saw the Sunday Times release its annual Giving List for 2021, where those in the UK are ranked depending on their ‘Giving Index’. This index is calculated by dividing the total sum of an individual or group of individuals by their total wealth, giving a percentage figure.
But who exactly are these generous givers who come from all aspects of society? How did they earn their riches? And what forms of charity are they most interested in? Below, Silver Linings News devotes a separate article to take a look at each of those who made it into the top 20 of the list:
19) David Blood
In 19th of the Giving List 2021 was David Blood. Co-founder and Senior Partner at Generation Investment Management, Blood recently donated a Giving Index of 5.5%. This percentage came from £13.7m in total donations out of Blood’s £250m wealth.
The Sunday Times placed Blood’s philanthropy to youth, sustainability, education, and environment. As the Chairman of Just Climate, a climate-led investment company, this is easy to see.
Writing of Just Climate on the Generation IM website, Blood said: ‘Just Climate was founded to do the hard yards of addressing many of the most difficult to decarbonise segments of the global economy that investors have ignored until now, but that need to be addressed.’
Prior to serving as a senior partner at Generation IM, Blood spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, acting both as co-CEO and CEO at Goldman Sachs Asset Management between 1999 and 2003.
ESG investment is the name of the game for Blood, who also acts as Chairman at Social Finance UK, co-Chair of the World Resources Institute, and sits on the board of On the Edge Conservation.