Head Responsible Investing & Operations
After having completed her studies in international relations at the institute of international and development studies in Geneva, Ulla worked six years in Private Banking. While working in Private Banking she pursued the MAS program in Finance at the University of Zurich. During these studies she focused on socially responsible investments (SRI) in general and more specifically on microfinance. After completing the master of advanced studies in Finance she deepened her knowledge in the field of SRI during a yearlong assistantship at the Center for Microfinance, Department of Banking and Finance at the University of Zurich. Since 2014 she works at Nest, first as SRI specialist in the investment team and since 2018 as Head Responsible Investing & Investment Operations. Nest is a pioneer in ethical and ecological investing among pension companies in Switzerland. Sustainability is an integral part of the investment strategy at Nest since its foundation 40 years ago. Ulla represents Nest at the association Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) as one of the work group leaders of the SSF platform for institutional asset owners.