The Green Finance Community Hub CIC

In May 2022, the Green Investment Plan became a not for profit community interest company (CIC) – the Green Finance Community Hub CIC. Directors include Ciara Shannon, EdenWorks Green and Peter Head CBE, Resilience Brokers, with support from Steve Sankson, Nat West. Associates include Ian Callaghan of Ian Callaghan Associates and Ian Dickie, eftec.


The Green Investment Plan

With funding from Quadrature Climate Foundation (QCF) in 2021, local Cumbrian and national organisations came together to create the Green Investment Plan for Cumbria, one project of a wider Green Investment Initiative. Our work in 2021 culminated in a Green Investment Report.


  • Nick Robins, Grantham Research Institute, LSE (project chair/co-founder). Ciara Shannon, EdenWorks Green (project lead/co-founder). Michael Osborne and Adrian Anderson, Arup. Anne Chapman, independent consultant. Ian Callaghan, Ian Callaghan and Associates. Ian Dickie, economics for the environment consultancy (eftec). Alistair Kirkbride, Gridsquare, independent consultant. Peter Head, Resilience Brokers. Charlotte Eddington, Abundance Investments. Phil Davies, CAfS. Charles Callaghan and Rhiannon Thorpe.
  • Partner organisations included EdenWorks Green, Grantham Research Institute of the LSE, Cumbria Action for Sustainability (CAfs) and Arup.

With thanks to CAfS for enabling the project to have charitable status in 2021 and thanks to the Cumbria Local Enterprise Partnership (CLEP) for their early encouragement.