Godfried De Vidts, formerly Chair of the International Capital Markets Association’s European Repo and Collateral Council, has joined the Global Principles for Sustainable Securities Lending (Global PSSL) as a Strategic Advisor. De Widts, also previously Director of European Affairs at inter-dealer broker ICAP and successor firm NEX, has decades of experience working on the development and structure of European financial markets. This includes representing the industry through membership of multiple committees interacting with the European Central Bank and other European regulatory bodies, including several Giovannini working groups. Global PSSL was established to develop a global market standard for sustainable securities lending practices, based on membership drawn from across the securities lending markets, including asset owners. Global PSSL also recently appointed Fiona Darroch, a specialist in civil and environmental law at Normanton Chambers, as Independent Counsel.