Yvonne Bakkum is Managing Director of FMO Investment Management. With her team, she is responsible for FMO’s institutional fund management business. FMO Investment Management develops responsible emerging markets propositions, matching FMO’s expertise with investors’ appetite in selected sectors, products and regions. The first fund was closed in November 2013 and is a global emerging markets SME finance fund.
She is a member of the PRI Asset Owner Advisory Committee and Board Member to the EDFI Fund Management Company.
Prior to her current role, she was Director Private Equity at FMO for more than 5 years. FMO’s private equity team manages a portfolio of both direct and fund investments totaling almost EUR 2 billion in committed capital. Earlier, she was Manager Credit Analysis and Deputy Chairman of FMO’s Investment Committee. Upon joining FMO in 2001, Yvonne worked for 4 years as Senior Investment Officer and Manager Business Development Latin America.
Yvonne started her career with ABN AMRO Bank in 1992, where she held various positions with a focus on corporate finance and project finance in emerging markets. A keen interest to resume and deepen her professional involvement in emerging markets triggered the transfer from ABN AMRO to FMO in 2001.
She holds a masters’ degree in business economics from Erasmus University Rotterdam.
FMO Investment Management
FMO Investment Management BV offers professional investors access to FMO’s deal flow in sustainable emerging market investing. Our offering builds on FMO’s 45 years’ experience resulting in an EUR 8.8 billion portfolio spread over more than 85 countries.
We match investor appetite with FMO’s expertise in selected sectors, products and regions. The resulting fund propositions each aim for a diversified portfolio, where each investment should generate an attractive financial return and meaningful development impact.
FMO’s profitable track record proves that impact and return can go hand in hand.
FMO Investment Management BV is a licensed* investment firm that is wholly owned by FMO NV.
*License based on art. 2:96 lid 1Wft. Supervised by the Dutch Authority Financial Markets (www.afm.nl)
David Blood is co-founder and Senior Partner of Generation Investment Management. Previously, he spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs including serving as co-CEO and CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management from 1999-2003. David received a B.A. from Hamilton College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Graduate School of Business. He is on the Board of New Forests, Dialight, SHINE, The Nature Conservancy, Ashden, the World Resources Institute and Social Finance UK, as well as a Life Trustee of Hamilton College.
Generation Investment Management
Generation Investment Management LLP is dedicated to long term investing, integrated sustainability research and client alignment. Generation was established in April 2004 as an independent, private, investment management partnership with offices in London and New York. Our vision is to embed sustainability into the mainstream capital markets, and our core values reflect our commitment to responsible citizenship.
The pension fund had a total € 163,6 billion of assets under management at the end of 2015.
Steven is a co-founder of Triple Jump where he is one of the two Managing Directors. He is responsible for investor relations, business development, risk management and support services. Prior to joining Triple Jump, Steven held various positions in banking and consulting at FMO, KBC and at the ING bank. Steven has been active in the microfinance sector for over 10 years, working both in the field and as a fund manager.
Steven has an MBA from the IESE Business School in Barcelona and a degree in Economics from the University of Amsterdam.
Serving as a bridge between developed capital markets in the West and financial sectors in developing countries, we improve access to appropriate financial services for entrepreneurs at the bottom of the pyramid. By providing capital and advisory services, we support the expansion of viable financial service providers in all stages of development. Thanks to our network of regional offices and large team of experts with strong portfolio management skills, we are able to stay close to our investees. Due to the fact that we intensively promote social performance management, our investors receive both strong social returns and good financial returns on their investments with Triple Jump.
Peter A. Fanconi is the Chairman and former CEO of BlueOrchard. Prior to this, Peter demonstrated his entrepreneurial competencies in various positions, including CEO of the Vontobel Private Bank, a Swiss listed bank and CEO of Harcourt Investment, a global leader in alternative investments. Peter’s previous roles include Managing Partner at PwC, Managing Partner and Founder of MAP AG, Member of the Board of the Liechtenstein Landesbank (LLB). Peter holds a Master of Law from the University of Zurich.
Besides lecturing at various business schools, Peter is the co-author of the bestseller Small Money – Big Impact as well as Power to the Poor, both published by NZZ Libro Verlag.
Peter serves today as Chairman of the Graubündner Kantonalbank (GKB), a Swiss listed bank, as President of ROKPA International Foundation and as Member of the Global Executive Council of the Brandeis University Business School in Boston.
BlueOrchard Finance is a globally leading impact investment manager, specialized in fostering inclusive finance and sustainable growth. BlueOrchard was founded in 2001 by initiative of the UN as the first commercial manager of microfinance debt investments worldwide. To date, the company has invested over USD 3bn in institutions across 60 emerging and frontier markets, providing access to financial and other services to over 25 million individuals at the bottom of the pyramid. BlueOrchard-managed funds drive attractive double-bottom line returns to private and institutional investors, supranational institutions as well as renowned foundations. BlueOrchard Finance Ltd is an asset manager licensed by the FINMA and its Luxembourg entity is a licensed alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) by CSSF.
Ms. Grete Faremo joined UNOPS as Executive Director in August 2014. Before this appointment, Ms. Faremo held various senior-level positions for the Government of Norway. Most recently, she was Minister of Justice and Public Security; a role she held for two years. During her first appointment as Minister of Justice, Ms. Faremo initiated negotiations between Schengen member countries and Norway on security and free movement in Europe, which culminated in the Nordic Schengen Agreement, signed in 1996 by the Governments of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. She was Minister of Defence (2009-2011), Minister of Oil and Energy (1996), Minister of Justice (1992-1996), and Minister of Development Cooperation (1990-1992) for the Norwegian Government’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She was elected member of Parliament from 1993 to 1997.
Ms. Faremo also brings a wealth of experience from the private sector, working as the Executive Vice President for the Norwegian insurance group, Storebrand, from 1997 to 2003. From 2003 to 2008, she held the position of Director of Law and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft Corporation’s Western European Office, where she developed the legal and public affairs division responsible for corporate compliance in the region.
Ms. Faremo has sat on various advisory boards and associations throughout her career, including Norwegians Peoples’ Aid, the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, the Competence Development Fund of Southern Norway, Norsk Hydro ASA, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra and the University of Bergen. Ms. Faremo graduated from the University of Oslo in 1978, with a degree in Law, specializing in International law. She entered the public service in 1979, as an executive officer in the Norwegian Government’s Ministry of Finance, later moving to NORAD in 1980, and the then newly established Ministry of Development Cooperation, where she worked for six years. Ms. Faremo was born in 1955 in Byglandsfjord, Norway. She is quadrilingual, fluent in English, Danish and Swedish, aside from her Norwegian mother tongue. She is married and has one daughter. The United Nations Office for Project Services The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations supporting the implementation of peace-building, humanitarian and development projects in over 80 countries, often in challenging environments. UNOPS works with governments, donors and communities to create tangible results on the ground– on a sustainable basis. With almost 8000 personnel spread across the globe, UNOPS runs some 1,200 projects with an annual turnover approaching $1.4 billion. UNOPS is the only member of the UN family that is completely self-financed. UNOPS’ mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Co-founder and Partner of Innpact, Patrick Goodman is an expert consultant in the establishment of impact finance vehicles. He has in-depth understanding of all operational, financial and legal processes of investment vehicles backed by almost thirty years’ experience in the banking and fund industry. He is one of the two co-founders and partners of Innpact which was established in Luxembourg in 2007. He previously worked as a free-lance consultant and prior to that was a Vice President at Citibank Luxembourg in charge of Institutional Relationships for Global Securities Services which comprises Investment Fund Services. Patrick holds a masters degree in commercial engineering from the Solvay Business School in Brussels.
Based in Luxembourg, Innpact offers specialised consulting services in the establishment and management support of Impact Finance Initiatives with a strong expertise in vehicles supporting sustainable development sectors such as microfinance, climate finance, fairtrade, education, housing, biodiversity, responsible agribusiness or social entrepreneurship.
With our team of experienced consultants we serve a wide range of clients from development finance institutions to foundations, banks, NGOs, institutional investors and other consulting firms. We have been mandated to establish different types of funds from private equity funds to complex structured funds focusing on Asia, Africa, Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America.
With over 15 funding structures designed, we have developed an unrivalled expertise in the development of layered investment funds creating unique Public-Private Partnership platforms involving donor agencies, foundations, development finance institutions, international financial institutions and private institutional investors. In total, these investment structures account today for more than USD 4.5bn invested in impact finance.
Uli Grabenwarter is Deputy Director at European Investment Fund overseeing EIF’s activities in Impact Investing, Technology Transfer and Venture Capital. Previously he was responsible for EIF’s strategic development for equity and has led the build-up of the Social Impact Accelerator, the first pan-European social impact investing fund-of-funds. From 2010 to 2012 he conducted a research project on impact investing in collaboration with IESE University of Navarra (Barcelona) and the Family Office Circle Foundation in Switzerland, analysing best-market-practice for impact investing in private equity and VC. He is a visiting Professor at IESE University. Until 2010 Uli was Head, Equity Fund Investments at EIF and previously had worked several years at the European Investment Bank and PWC in corporate finance, consulting and audit. He is a Member of the Global Steering Group on Impact Investing created in continuation of the G8 Impact Investing Taskforce in 2015. He is author of numerous publications on impact investing and venture capital and holds a Master’s degree in Business and Finance of the University of Graz.
European Investment Fund
The European Investment Fund (EIF) is part of the European Investment Bank Group. Its central mission is to support Europe's micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance. EIF designs and develops venture and growth capital, guarantees and microfinance instruments which specifically target this market segment. In this role, EIF fosters EU objectives in support of innovation, research and development, entrepreneurship, growth, and employment.
Mr. Greenberg is a Managing Director at OPIC, the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, with responsibility for co-leading the organization’s efforts to expand its contribution in the area of social enterprise and impact finance. The unit he leads has significantly grown OPIC’s social enterprise finance activity, having closed over $700 million in OPIC financing to the microfinance sector and expanded OPIC’s activity in sectors such as health, water, agribusiness, and energy. Recently, he has played a key role in developing two OPIC impact investing initiatives, one focused on financing for impact funds and the other on providing debt to early stage social enterprises. He holds a B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), and an M.B.A. from George Washington University.
OPIC is the U.S. Government’s development finance institution. It mobilizes private capital to help solve critical development challenges and in doing so, advances U.S. foreign policy. Because OPIC works with the U.S. private sector, it helps U.S. businesses gain footholds in emerging markets, catalyzing revenues, jobs and growth opportunities both at home and abroad. OPIC achieves its mission by providing investors with financing, guarantees, political risk insurance, and support for private equity investment funds.
Established as an agency of the U.S. Government in 1971, OPIC operates on a self-sustaining basis at no net cost to American taxpayers. OPIC services are available for new and expanding business enterprises in more than 150 countries worldwide. To date, OPIC has supported more than $200 billion of investment in over 4,000 projects, generated an estimated $76 billion in U.S. exports and supported more than 278,000 American jobs.
Lisa Hall is Managing Director of Impact Investing with Anthos Asset Management, based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Lisa manages a global portfolio focused on social, environmental and financial returns.
She previously served as CEO of Calvert Foundation, a global leader in impact investing. Lisa holds a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard University.
She previously served on the Investment Committee of Impact Assets, a non-profit financial services firm which leverages the power of impact investing.
From 2011 to 2014 she was on the Board of the Tides Network, a non-profit organization committed to social change. From 2011–2013 Lisa chaired the Board of Trustees at the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Charter School in Washington, DC and since 2013 she has served on the Board of Overseers for the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. Lisa resides in Amstelveen, the Netherlands, with her husband and daughter.
Anthos Asset Management
Anthos is an international advisory office (family office) providing services to members of the Brenninkmeijer family and its associated companies. Anthos provides tax, legal and financial services, as well as services in the field of asset management, alongside a range of family services including insurance, security and housing. Anthos has offices in 14 countries around the world (in Europe, North and South America, and China), including the Netherlands and Switzerland, where its head office is located. The company operates separately from the family's business activities, which are held by the Swiss-based COFRA Holding AG.
Mohamed Nanabhay, Deputy CEO, is a digital media practitioner, entrepreneur and strategist. As the Head of Online at Al Jazeera English he led the team that produced the award winning coverage of the Arab revolutions in 2011.
Previously, he started Al Jazeera’s New Media department, and served as an advisor to the Director-General. In 2005 Mohamed founded QatarLiving.com (acquired in 2012), a listings and community website that quickly grew to be the largest site in Qatar. He also co-founded Signalnoi.se, a social analytics platform for newsrooms that won the Knight News Challenge, and he’s been an active angel investor in a variety of digital start-ups.
Mohamed is a member of the Board of Directors of Global Voices Online and a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Social Media.
He received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science at the University of the Witwatersrand and a master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. Mohamed is based in Johannesburg.
Media Development Investment Fund
MDIF provides affordable financing and technical assistance to independent news and information businesses in challenging environments, helping them to become financially sustainable. We invest in media that provide the news, information and debate that people need to build free, thriving societies.
MDIF has invested more than $153 million in over 100 independent news businesses in 39 countries since 1996. Our dedicated team of highly skilled professionals help clients build financially viable businesses, while providing real financial and social returns to a wide range of impact investors.
MDIF is a New York-registered not-for-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) public charity status.
Mark Paper has, over the past 25 years, specialized in equity and quasi equity finance and investment in SMEs, having managed a number of portfolios and having, over the years, participated in numerous acquisition and exit transactions.
As COO Business Partners International, Mark oversees the expanding of the successful Business Partners model into other parts of Africa, having raised funds in Madagascar, Kenya, Rwanda, Namibia, Zambia and Malawi and more recently put together a permanent investment company for East Africa. Current responsibilities include the full fund raising cycle, overseeing the in country office setup and the overall oversight towards effective delivery of company performance expectations.
Mark is a member of the Business Partners International board of directors and of several of it’s in country subsidiaries, is a key member of the Business Partners Executive Management team and actively sits on its Investment Committees.
Mark has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from University of South Africa and has received Private Equity Venture Capital training both in South Africa and abroad.
Business Partners International
Business Partners International (BPI) is a fund management company that supports SME growth by providing financing, specialist sectoral knowledge and added-value services to viable SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa.
BPI was established in 2004 as a subsidiary of Business Partners Limited, to apply the investment model refined in South Africa to other African countries. Funds have been established in Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia.
The management of the Funds is organised to implement the principles that Business Partners has developed to manage investments in SMEs in Africa over the last 30+ years.
Jinesh Shah is a Founding Partner at Omnivore Partners and serves as a Director for multiple Omnivore-backed startups, including Barrix, Stellapps, and Y-Cook. Previously, he was Vice President and CFO at Nexus Venture Partners, one of India's leading early-stage venture capital funds. Earlier in his career, Jinesh worked in corporate finance roles for Datamatics (leading Treasury/M&A), Patni Computers (initiating the IPO process), and HCL Technologies (founding the BPO business). He is a Chartered Accountant with a B.Com from R A Poddar College and an MMS (Finance) from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS).
Omnivore Partners is a venture capital firm that invests in start-ups from India developing breakthrough technologies for food and agriculture. Mark Kahn and Jinesh Shah founded Omnivore in 2011 and raised USD 40 million for Omnivore Fund 1, which has been deployed across 12 portfolio companies to date.
Omnivore primarily invests in start-ups focused on the following innovation themes:
Precision Agriculture, Big Data & Internet of Things (IoT)
Farm Automation & Sustainable Inputs
Supply Chain, Food Safety & Nutrition
Innovative Food Products & Services
Water Management & Rural Energy
Financial Technology & Inclusion
Omnivore defines itself as a "financial first" impact fund. For investors, Omnivore seeks to deliver market rate returns, comparable to other venture capital funds in India. At the same time, by investing exclusively in technologies for food and agriculture, Omnivore helps to improve the lives of farmers and rural communities across India.
Jasper Snoek is Executive Director of the DOEN Foundation, a charity that uses the annual proceeds it receives from the three Dutch Charity Lotteries (Postcode Lottery, BankGiro Lottery and Friends Lottery) to help build a green, socially-inclusive and creative society. To that end, DOEN funds entrepreneurial initiatives in the field of sustainable, cultural and social innovation with grants, loans and equity.
Mr. Snoek has 20 years of experience in SME finance in both developed and in developing countries gained as a consultant for BDO Corporate Finance and the international consultancy organization Ecorys. At present, his responsibilities include DOEN’s € 140 million impact investment and loan portfolio of over 70 social enterprises and funds
Jasper is a board member of ProCredit Holding AG, the holding company of a group of SME banks in Eastern Europe and Latin America.
He earned his Master’s Degree in Business Studies from the University of Groningen and holds a French Master of Advanced Studies in Risk and Crises Management (Sorbonne I).
The DOEN Foundation, based in the Netherlands, believes in a green, socially inclusive and creative society. We witness how people use enterprising approaches to actively come up with innovative solutions for a better world. They take the lead, dare to take risks, and create change. They break through old structures and cast new perspectives on current challenges. These innovaters are also an inspiration to others.
With the contribution of the Dutch Charity Lotteries, the DOEN Foundation supports over 200 initiatives annually, through subsidies, equity investments, and loans. We support both large and small initiatives and we act from the philosophy: subsidize where necessary, provide equity investments, loans and guarantees where possible.
Apart from financially helping these pioneers to realize their initiatives, the DOEN Foundation connects them to each other and brings their initiatives to the attention of a broad audience.
Based in CGAP’s Paris office, Matthew Soursourian is a Financial Sector Analyst on the Funder Guidance initiative. Before joining CGAP, Matthew was a research consultant for the Office of Financial Empowerment at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. He has also worked for IFC in New Delhi, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the Mayor’s Office of Providence, Rhode Island.
Matthew earned a master’s degree from Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School and a bachelor’s in urban studies from Brown.
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor is a global partnership of 34 leading organizations that seek to advance financial inclusion. CGAP develops innovative solutions through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders to enable approaches at scale. Housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to responsible market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to increase access to the financial services the poor need to improve their lives.
Laurie J. Spengler is President & CEO of Enclude, a global advisory firm dedicated to building inclusive, sustainable, prosperous local economies. The firm combines investment banking and consulting services and specializes in inclusive finance, technology-enabled business platforms, clean & renewable energy, and sustainable agriculture.
Ms. Spengler has 25+ years’ experience in strategy and transaction services, specifically capital raising, M&A, and private equity transactions. She has particular expertise in structuring and launching investment vehicles that align different types of capital allowing operating enterprises, financial institutions and funds to generate positive social, environmental and development outcomes while delivering appropriate financial returns.
Previously, Ms. Spengler founded Central European Advisory Group. She has a JD from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree from Stanford University. She serves on various Boards including the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs and the UK National Advisory Board on Impact Investing and the CDC Group. Ms Spengler is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Enclude (www.encludesolutions.com) is an advisory firm dedicated to building more inclusive and sustainable local economies. We provide integrated capacity and capital services that help clients and partners design, connect, finance and build solutions that generate sustainable business results and positive social and environmental outcomes. Enclude’s committed professionals work in five registered offices (Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Pakistan, India) and in project locations across the world, including Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe and Central Asia.
At Mercy Corps, Chris manages a fund that finances the scale-up of social enterprises. He also advises Mercy Corps’ Social Venture Fund, which invests in and accelerates impact-oriented, for-profit businesses. Previously, he was the head of the Innovative Finance Program at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition, where he developed initiatives that attracted investment capital to address malnutrition. These included partnerships with impact investors, incubation support for African food and agribusiness companies, and the creation of the Access to Nutrition Index (www.accesstonutrition.org). Chris was also a Fellow with Acumen Fund, a non-profit social venture capital fund, and worked for one of Acumen’s investments in Mumbai, India. Prior to that, he worked on international economic and development policy issues at the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the U.S. Treasury Department, and the U.S. State Department. Chris has a Master in Public Affairs from Princeton University and a BA from Williams College.
Leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible.
Empowering people to survive through crisis, build better lives and transform their communities for good.
Meeting the urgent needs of today through emergency response and disaster preparedness.
Building a stronger tomorrow by connecting people to the resources they need to strengthen their community from within.
Nearly 5,000 team members reaching 25 million people.
$444.8 million total operating revenue in FY2015; 87% channeled directly into programs in more than 40 countries.
Laure Wessemius-Chibrac is Managing Director of Cordaid Investment Management BV. She has over 20 years of experience in banking and investment. She started working in 1995 at Banque Nationale de Paris in Equity Advisory, then joined ABN AMRO Rothschild in 2000, first in Paris where she structured equity transactions, and from 2001 in London where she directed marketing and syndication of equity and equity-linked transactions. She then moved to The Netherlands and in 2010 co-founded a consultancy firm in strategy and financial advisory. In parallel, Laure was involved in various projects as a volunteer. Since June 2013, she has been heading the investment activities of Cordaid, managing EUR 80m of debt and equity investments in MFIs and SMEs in fragile and developing countries. She holds various board positions in other funds: Secretary of the Board of PYME Capital Latino America, Member of the Board and of the Audit Committee of FPM (Fond pour l’inclusion financiere au Congo) in DRC and Member of the Supervisory Board of the Rabo Rural Fund in The Netherlands.
Laure holds a Masters in Management Grande Ecole from NEOMA Business School.
Cordaid Investment Management
The mission of Cordaid Investment Management (CIM), the asset management branch of Cordaid Foundation, is to create scalable and sustainable social impact in fragile contexts in developing countries. We invest in microfinance institutions and funds that offer inclusive finance to micro entrepreneurs and SMEs that have limited or no alternatives. We also provide capital directly to SMEs with growth potential once they have become investment ready through business development services. CIM targets MFIs and SMEs that are too small or too risky for most other investors, using a mix of instruments: patient capital (equity and subordinated debt) and senior debt including loans with longer maturities. We secure social returns next to financial return, and are one of the leading contributors to social performance indicators and assessment tools.
CIM works with a professional investment team of 20 persons and is currently active in 20 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Flory Wilson brings nearly 20 years of experience in private-sector led investing, social entrepreneurship and impact measurement to her role as Director of B Lab’s Measure What Matters initiative. Measure What Matters is a program designed to engage all businesses to measure their impact with the same rigor as financial performance by leveraging B Lab's impact management tools with a range of partners including investors, governments, and corporations. These tools are also used to certify B Corporations and provide GIIRS impact ratings. Flory joined B Lab in April 2010; prior to running B Lab's Measure What Matters program, she led B Lab's capital markets work in launching GIIRS and B Analytics.
Flory’s passion is working with investors who have ESG and positive impact requirements for their private equity portfolios. From 2005 to 2010, Flory was a Senior International Economist in the Office of Investment Policy at the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) in Washington, D.C. She holds a M.A. in international relations from Johns Hopkins Nitze School for Advanced International Standards (SAIS) and graduated cum laude from Colgate University.
Measure What Matters Initiative B Lab
B Lab: B Lab is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. B Lab drives systemic change through four interrelated initiatives: 1) building a community of Certified B Corporations to make it easier for all of us to tell the difference between “good companies” and just good marketing; 2) empowering all businesses to measure their impact with the same rigor as their financial performance through a community of Measure What Matters partners; 3) accelerating the growth of the impact investing industry through use of GIIRS by institutional investors; and 4) promoting supportive public policies, including legislation creating a new corporate form for good business.
Corien Wortmann-Kool (1957) is chairman of the Board of the Stichting Pensioenfonds ABP since January 1st 2015.
From 2004 until July 1st 2014 she was a member of the European Parliament. During this period, Corien Wortmann-Kool was vice president of the EPP group and Financial, Economic and Monetary Affairs.
Before 2004, Corien was director at the ministry of Transport and member of the Executive Board of a retail company.
Corien Wortmann-Kool is also member of the Supervisory Board Aegon N.V., member of the Supervisory Board of Kadaster, member Central Statistics Committee and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Save the Children.
Corien holds a Masters degree in Political Science from the VU University in Amsterdam.
For almost 100 years ABP has been the pension fund for those working in the government and education sectors in the Netherlands. As many as 1 out of 6 people in our country receives or will receive a pension from ABP. We are one of the largest pension funds in the world aiming for our investments to contribute to a sustainable world. We own over € 372 billion in assets.
Nick brings more than thirty years of financial market experience with him and twenty years of investment management experience in the traditional and alternative space.
Over this period of time, he built a significant international network within the financial and corporate industry. As Group Treasurer of Syngenta, he is responsible for the long term funding, capital structure and shareholder return strategy as well as for all relations with fixed income investors, banks and rating agencies. Furthermore Nick chairs the global investment committee of Syngenta’s pension funds. Prior to Syngenta, Nick served in various finance roles at Swisscom AG. He is a member of various leading international private equity fund advisory boards and holds a MBA degree of IMD Lausanne.
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.