Director, Investor Outreach & Partners Climate Bonds Initiative
Climate Bonds Initiative is an international organisation working solely to mobilize the largest capital market of all, the $100 trillion bond market, for climate change solutions.
Manuel is an expert in responsible investing. He has a deep understanding of climate change related investment risks and opportunities for institutional investors.
Having served as Head of Responsible Investing at Dutch EUR 55 bln asset manager ACTIAM,
Manuel stepped down after seven years. He now supports the company as a Special Advisor for one day per week. While at ACTIAM, Manuel secured CIO approval to commit EUR 1 bn to green / climate bonds. In a very short period of time, Manuel brought his company international market credibility as a major climate bonds buyer and thought leader. He regularly speaks at high profile events, and has issued numerous publications on responsible investing in international and Dutch retail and institutional media.
Earlier in his career, Manuel worked with Fortis, at the time a major international bank-assurance company. He initiated and implemented a climate change. This had led to inclusion in the Carbon Disclosure Project’s Climate Leadership Index.
Manuel is a German citizen living in the Netherlands. He holds an MSc in Economics / International Management from Maastricht University, and has also studied at Université de Montréal in Canada.