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Mag. Alexandra Bolena
Consultant
Bolena Impact Investments

Alexandra Bolena has been supporting institutional investors on the subject of „alternative investments“ for over 20 years. In recent years, the focus has clearly been on sustainable offers. Knowledge transfer on ESG/SRI/Impact Investing, lobbying, finding the right investment opportunities, as well as advice on this topic on the one hand, and the search for and introducement of suitable investment solutions for institutional investors on the other hand are the offers of Bolena Impact-Investments. In addition, the company also manages several mandates of start-ups (focus on clean-tech and nutrition) with game changing potential, to introduce them to the international venture capital impact scene. In 2012, Alexandra Bolena’s book „Sustainable Investing for Dummies“ was published by Wiley Verlag.

Arnaud Béasse
Managing Director
AVCO

Prior to joining AVCO, Arnaud ran a fund-raising advisory structure out of Switzerland, Singapore and Netherlands specializing in FinTech, Med/BioTech. Previously, he led the Energy Trading structured origination in France and Switzerland for Essent and RWE and he oversaw the development of Multinational Corporates Relationships for Unicredit C&M in Paris for 6 years. He started his career in Vienna, heading the Asset Finance commercial activities of Société Générale for Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Arnaud graduated from ESCE with a Master in International Trade and Finance and earned his MBA from ESSEC & Mannheim. He recently specialized in Sustainable Finance at RSM and IMD to promote ESG and impact generation as a top priority in the financial services sector.

Susanne Bregy
Head of Impact Investing
Phineo

Having worked for many years for traditional private equity and hedge funds in Munich and London, Susanne Bregy set up Rhodanus Capital in 2012 to focus on sustainable and impact investing. She worked with impact PE/VC funds and with traditional and impact investors in order bring impact investing into the mainstream.

 In 2021, she took over the position of Head of Impact Investing at PHINEO gAG. With regard to impact investing, PHINEO specializes in impact investing measurement for investors and asset manager and in impact investing advisory.

Susanne Bregy grew up in Switzerland, studied Philosophy and Business Administration in Munich, worked and lived in London and New York and is currently based in Frankfurt.

Daniel Bruderer
Head of Business Development
Globalance Bank

Daniel Bruderer is responsible for the strategic expansion of our cooperations with partners, as well as for international product and distribution development. 

For several years, he headed the business development of the boutique Global Thematic Investing – a unit of Vontobel Asset Management in Zurich that specialises in sustainable investments and themes. Even then, he was an expert in supporting private and institutional clients in the selection and implementation of sustainable investment strategies. 

Daniel Bruderer also worked at SAM Sustainable Asset Management. He was responsible for business development in Asia-Pacific, successfully expanding the client base in this region and managing the SAM Australia Ltd branch. Daniel Bruderer also held management positions at ABN Amro Asset Management and at Credit Suisse in Zurich and New York. 

Daniel Bruderer holds a degree in business administration and completed the postgraduate courses Executive Master in International Management (FH) and Executive Master of Business Administration (FH).

Gerrit-Jan Brunink
Principal Investment Manager Energy & Climate – Emerging Markets
Triodos Investment Management

Gerrit-Jan Brunink joined Triodos in 2007 and started Triodos’ activities in utility scale renewable energy projects in Emerging Markets in 2013, building on Triodos’ long-term presence (since the late eighties) in the renewable energy sector in Europe. 

He currently leads a dedicated investment team that focuses on financing the Energy Transition in Emerging Markets, with a focus on utility scale- and C&I projects, off-grid solutions and green credit lines. 

Prior, Gerrit-Jan was a Senior Investment Manager Equity, investing in medium to large scale renewable energy generation projects in Western Europe. He has also been involved in Triodos’ investment activities in small scale renewable energy transactions in Emerging Markets and served as a board member and investment committee member of investee companies with a renewable energy focus. 

Before joining Triodos, Gerrit-Jan worked for the Dutch Development Bank (FMO) as a Senior Investment Officer in Africa and Asia and acted as Fund Manager for its “Least Developed Countries Infrastructure Fund”. Gerrit-Jan started his career at ABN-AMRO Bank, where he managed a portfolio of the bank’s Global Clients. 

He is educated as an Economist with a specialization in marketing (Michigan State) at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Armand Colard
Founder & CEO
ESG Plus

Armand Colard originally studied Ecology and Environmental Economics in Vienna and has been working in the field of Sustainable Finance for the past 17 years. Prior to founding ESG Plus, a Vienna based social business specialized on ESG-, SDG- and impact measurement tools for the financial sector, Mr. Colard headed the Sustainable Finance team at WWF Austria from 2005 to 2015. In 2019 ESG Plus launched a platform for private investors called CLEANVEST, where everyone can align their invested money (funds and ETFs) with personal values according to 10 criteria such as climate change, biodiversity loss, child labour, weapons, gender equality etc. In Q2-2022 ESG Plus will introduce the SaaS-tool „CLEANVEST PRO“ to the public, which will grant asset managers, family offices, financial planners and bank advisors access to individualized ESG-reports for approx. 4.000 funds and ETFs.

Armand Colard
Founder & CEO
ESG Plus

Armand Colard originally studied Ecology and Environmental Economics in Vienna and has been working in the field of Sustainable Finance for the past 17 years. Prior to founding ESG Plus, a Vienna based social business specialized on ESG-, SDG- and impact measurement tools for the financial sector, Mr. Colard headed the Sustainable Finance team at WWF Austria from 2005 to 2015. In 2019 ESG Plus launched a platform for private investors called CLEANVEST, where everyone can align their invested money (funds and ETFs) with personal values according to 10 criteria such as climate change, biodiversity loss, child labour, weapons, gender equality etc. In Q2-2022 ESG Plus will introduce the SaaS-tool „CLEANVEST PRO“ to the public, which will grant asset managers, family offices, financial planners and bank advisors access to individualized ESG-reports for approx. 4.000 funds and ETFs.

David Czupryna
Senior Portfolio Manager
Candriam

Having worked for many years for traditional private equity and hedge funds in Munich and London, Susanne Bregy set up Rhodanus Capital in 2012 to focus on sustainable and impact investing. She worked with impact PE/VC funds and with traditional and impact investors in order bring impact investing into the mainstream.

 In 2021, she took over the position of Head of Impact Investing at PHINEO gAG. With regard to impact investing, PHINEO specializes in impact investing measurement for investors and asset manager and in impact investing advisory.

Susanne Bregy grew up in Switzerland, studied Philosophy and Business Administration in Munich, worked and lived in London and New York and is currently based in Frankfurt.

Jonathan Dean
Head of Impact Investing
AXA IM

Jonathan is the Portfolio Manager of AXA IM’s flagship Impact Fund I which focuses on the impact themes of Financial Inclusion, Access to Healthcare and Education. He is also responsible for our second Impact Investing Fund which launched in 2016. In addition, Jon has also been appointed to the investor advisory board of several large impact investing funds in the market.

Jonathan was instrumental in establishing and growing the impact investing expertise at AXA IM in 2013, assuming responsibility for sourcing; analysis; strategy due diligence and portfolio construction.

Previously at AXA IM, Jon was a Junior Portfolio Manager within the External Manager team in MACS; and before that a Treasury Controller for two years, where he specialised in FX and cash management. Jonathan initially joined AXA IM in 2009 as a Portfolio Controller for the Funds of Hedge Funds team, where he worked for a year. Prior to AXA IM, Jonathan worked within the Derivatives team at UBS.

Jonathan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Geography from Loughborough University. He also holds the Investment Management certification and is qualified in Six Sigma.

Angelika Delen
Europe (ex UK) Strategic Research Director &
Europe Impact Investment Leader
Mercer Austria

Angelika Delen is responsible for investment consulting, sustainability & impact solutions for Mercer in Austria.  In this role, she works with institutional clients, participates in regular panel/roundtable discussions and is also part of various working groups on Green finance & Impact (international and national).

She is also hosting the working Group for Global Compact Network Austria for sustainable finance, and launching the Impact Award with Institutional Money. She is also a committee member of Austrian Standards “TC 22/sustainable finance” and CEN/ISO.

Angelika Delen has 14 years of asset management experience and joined Mercer in September 2018. Ms. Delen holds a Master’s degree in International Business Administration from the University of Vienna.

Fridtjof Detzner
Co-Founder / General Partner
Planet A Ventures

I founded my first company in 1999 at the age of 16: In 2007 it became Jimdo, a website construction kit which enabled more than 25 million people to create their own website. In 2017 I shot a ten-part TV documentary with “Deutsche Welle”: The idea was simple: travel 120 days through 10 Asian countries and choose one of the 17 UN sustainability goals. 

What sounded nice at first turned out to be a life changing event for me. Just to give an example: I interviewed a farmer in India who tried to take his own life by drinking pesticides to protest in front of the Ministry of Agriculture. 

After this trip, I decided to invest my time and resources solely in startups that are doing significantly better than today’s economy. Together with like-minded people, I founded Planet A Ventures in 2020, where we provide venture capital to scientists and founders to work on an economy within planetary boundaries.

Stefan Donnerer, CEFA
Portfoliomanager
Security KAG

Stefan Donnerer is part of the Fixed Income portfolio management team at Security Kapitalanlage AG, an Austrian investment management company with a strong focus on sustainability. In his position he is jointly responsible for appx. EUR 4bn of fixed income related assets, of which more than a third is allocated to sustainable investments. He earned his bachelor’s as well as his master’s degree, both in Banking and Insurance Industry, from FH Joanneum. Stefan has more than 5 years of experience in the banking sector, has an IT background and is holder of the EFFAS/CEFA diploma.

 

Mag. Reinhard Friesenbichler
Founder and Managing Director
rfu – Mag. Reinhard Friesenbichler Unternehmensberatung

Studied Business Administration at Graz University after being trained as a mechanical engineer. He completed his business studies by handing in his final paper with the topic of “Ethical Investment”. His first professional activities included work as an engineer, business journalist and Managing Director of a financial services provider.

Since 1997, he has had his own company rfu Business Consulting, Vienna, specialized in sustainable investment. Various teaching assignments and functions in Supervisory Boards, activities as an examiner and auditor as well as numerous publications.

Mag. Claudio Gligo
Head of Asset Management, CIO
BONUS Pensionskassen
BONUS Vorsorgekasse

Claudio Gligo joined the BONUS Group in November 2017 as CIO and is reponsible for the overall assets under Management of BONUS Pensionskassen AG and BONUS Vorsorgekasse AG compounding to EUR 3 bn. Prior to joinig BONUS Group Claudio was Board Member of Victoria-Volksbanken Pensionskassen AG und Vorsorgekasse AG. Other prior responsibilites include leading positions in the development of the institutional asset management business of the Volksbanken Group and Union Investment Austria. Claudio holds a Master degree from the University of Business Administration Vienna and is CFA Charterholder. His investment experience sums up to app. 25 years.

Kyra Gibhardt
Senior Associate
MSCI

Kyra works as a climate change specialist consultant and is part of MSCI’s climate risk center (CRC). In her role, she works with financial sector and corporate clients on climate risk and opportunity analysis to inform the development and implementation of climate strategies. She assists financial institutions with the integration of climate data and models into investment processes, the implementation of the TCFD recommendations and TCFD-aligned reporting as well with the development of portfolio decarbonization strategies and the implementation of net zero targets. 

Prior to joining MSCI, Kyra worked at UBS, including the UBS Asset Management’s Sustainable and Impact Investing team, the UBS Optimus Foundation’s Social Finance team and UBS Wealth Management’s finance division. She also worked for the 2 Degrees Investing Initiative, a global think tank providing research and tools to align the financial markets and regulation with the Paris Agreement goals. As part of her work, she co- published research on the impact of a green supporting factor on European banks and lending in the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance. 

Kyra holds a BA in International Studies from Leiden University (The Hague, NL) and a MA in International Energy from Sciences Po (Paris, FR).

Cyril Gouiffès
Head of Social Impact Investments
European Investment Fund (EIF)

Prior to joining EIF, Cyril gained unique field experience working with microfinance institutions in Northern Africa and the Middle East. Cyril studied at Institut d’Études Politiques de Toulouse where he received a Masters in Development Economics with a focus on poverty alleviation and local development. At EIF, Cyril’s entire career has been dedicated to impact related activities in the area of social entrepreneurship and microfinance. In this context, he was responsible for the implementation of the JASMINE programme, an EU initiative aimed at boosting the institutional capacity of microfinance institutions in Europe and in the set-up of the EPPA programme, one of EIF’s early direct investment pilots in microfinance. Cyril moved from microfinance to impact investing in 2012 and raised the first impact dedicated fund-of-funds at EIF (Social Impact Accelerator) now fully invested with 19 funds in portfolio and EUR 220m committed. Since October 2019, he is heading the team in charge of social impact investing with the venture capital department of EIF.

Dr. Kai Goretzky
Partner
Dentons Europe

Dr. Kai Goretzky is a partner in Dentons’ Frankfurt office and part of the European Insurance Hub. He has focused on European insurance supervisory law, the IDD and insurance contract law, as well as the specific compliance issues of the insurance industry. He advises international insurers and intermediaries on entering the German insurance market as well as small and medium-sized insurers under Solvency II. Another focus of his practice is the digitization of the insurance industry. In addition, he advises banks and funds on the investment requirements of insurers and has experience in insurance-related M&A transactions.

Carl Gustavsson
Investment Professional & ESG Lead
SEB

Investment Professional, SEB Private Equity (Mar 20’ – now) Working in the investment team at SEB PE through our global and Nordic investment programs with experience of both primaries and direct investments at a global scale. Also plays the role of ESG lead on the investment team with responibility for driving the team’s sustainability agenda 

Analyst, Pareto Securities (Aug 19’ – Mar 20’) Part of the equity investment banking team on primarily capital markets transactions in the smaller size segment, with a focus on tech and healthcare 

Investment Banking, Carnegie Investment Bank (Feb 19’ – Aug 19’) Worked on multiple IPOs, private placements and M&A deals as part of the corporate finance team.

Sandrine Henton
Chief Executive and Investment Director
EG Capital

Sandrine Henton has 15 years of experience in strategy consulting and investments, formerly with HSBC Bank. She is a member of the Emerging Market Private Equity Association and Convergence Blended Finance platform. Sandrine holds an MSc in International Business from Maastricht University, and graduated from the Impact Investing Programme at Said Business School.

Günther Herndlhofer, MSc, MBA 
Head of Investments
VBV Vorsorgekasse

Günther Herndlhofer has been the Head of Investments and authorised signatory of VBV –Vorsorgekasse AG since 2011. With an investment volume of currently more than euro 4.5 billion, VBV – Vorsorgekasse AG is the leading pension fund in Austria, whereby responsible investing is an essential component of the investment philosophy. ESG factors have been an integral part of every investment decision since the company was founded in 2002. Mr. Herndlhofer holds an MBA (Financial Management) and an MSc (Executive Management) and has many years of professional experience in portfolio management and occupational pensions. He has been considered an internationally recognised expert in the field of sustainable investment for years.

 

Mag. Thomas Kaiser, CFA
Asset Manager
IQAM Invest

IQAM Invest is a fund manufacturer with 30-plus years of market experience and more than 7 billion euros in assets under management. For over ten years IQAM Invest has been offering a great variety of factor-based portfolio strategies and specifically developed models for special funds. All our strategies are based on disciplined, quantitative concepts. Factor investing helps make investment decisions that are free of emotion. Institutional investors can rely on IQAM Invest’s 60-strong team at its offices in Frankfurt am Main, Salzburg and Vienna to take a targeted and individual approach to handling their unique mandates. We use the latest scientific insights and put them into practice in our asset and risk management strategies. This way, our customers benefit directly from our knowhow. Thomas Kaiser, CFA, works in Asset Management at IQAM Invest. He is a CFA® Charterholder and graduated from the Vienna University of Economics and Business in 2010, where he specialised in monetary policy and finance. Thomas Kaiser started his career at IQAM Invest overseeing institutional tenders and developing tailor-made investment portfolios that are managed using a quantitative approach. He has been an asset manager at IQAM Invest since 2013 and is currently, the executive in charge of asset allocation and hedging strategies as well as of alternatives. He manages mutual funds and institutional mandates.

Dr. Rudolf Kinsky
Board Member
AVCO – Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital

Rudolf Kinsky is Board Member at AVCO – Austrian Private Equity and Venture Capital Organisation. Furthermore, he represents DPE Deutsche Private Equity GmbH, a Munich based GP focused on mid-market transactions in German speaking Europe, as Senior Partner Austria, and is Advisory Board Member of APEX Ventures GmbH, a Vienna-based early stage Venture Capital fund. Rudolf looks back on an international career that spans over 40 years in private equity, investment banking and management consulting in the USA, UK, Germany, Austria and CEE. He worked at 3i Group, Charterhouse, Dresdner Bank, McKinsey & Co. and First Boston Corporation. 

Rudolf lives in Vienna, is married and has 5 children. He received a law degree from the University of Salzburg, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.

Steffen Klawitter
Direktor Investor Relations
Finance in Motion

Steffen Klawitter is the Head of Investor Relations at Finance in Motion, a leading global impact asset manager with EUR 2.3 billion in assets under advisory/management and offices in 17 countries. At Finance in Motion, he is responsible for fostering relationships with existing and prospective private sector investors. 

His career began in 1993 at Deutsche Bank, where he held several positions in the Private and Corporate Wealth Management Divisions. Before joining Finance in Motion in 2015, he managed Deutsche Bank’s Competence Center for Church Investors. In addition, since 2005 he served as the Wealth Management Division’s expert for Sustainable and Impact Investing. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University, Mannheim, Germany, and is a Certified Wealth Advisor through studies at the European Business School (EBS). In 2013 he built one of the first German Energy-Plus Houses (which produces more energy than it consumes) as part of a two-year governmental research project. 

Andreas Knörzer
Geschäftsführender Inhaber
Knörzer Consulting

Andreas Knörzer is Vice-Chairman at Vontobel Asset Management, member of the ESG Investment Governance Committee and Senior ESG Expert and Project Manager. Previously, he was Co-Head of Sustainable & Thematic and Head of Sustainable Investing Boutique and was with Vescore AG (founded in July 2015 within Raiffeisen Switzerland) Business Unit Head Asset Management and Deputy CEO. From 2013 to 2015, he was Head of Asset Management and a member of the Executive Board at Notenstein Privatbank AG, which also belongs to Raiffeisen. 

At Bank J. Safra Sarasin in Basel, he held various positions in financial analysis and asset management from 1989 to 2013, most recently as Head of Asset Management. During this time, as a pioneer in sustainable asset management, he established the sustainable product range and played a key role in positioning the bank as a market leader in this area.

Andreas Knörzer holds a federal diploma in business administration and a federal diploma in banking. His education was followed by several further training courses (Executive Program, Swiss Finance Institute, Senior Executive Program, Columbia University New York). 

He is a member of the strategy committee of EnergieSchweiz, a program of the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, co-leader of the working group Wealth & Asset Management at the industry association Swiss Sustainable Finance and serves as a sustainability expert in various working groups of other associations and authorities. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of Sustainable Real Estate AG, Zurich and is politically active at local and cantonal level.

Alfred Kober, CFA
Head of Equities
Security KAG

Alfred Kober is head of Equities and in his function responsible for developing and implementing investment strategies at Security Kapitalanlage AG, a member of the GRAWE Group. Prior to joining Security KAG, he held fund- and portfolio management positions at various national and international asset-management firms. His buy-side expertise extends over more than 25 years in total. Alfred is a CFA charterholder and an EFFAS certified ESG Analyst. He holds a BA degree in Business Studies with Economics and an Executive MBA from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Dr. Heidrun Kopp
Founder and Managing Director
Institut für nachhaltiges Finanzwesen

Heidrun Kopp is the Founder and Managing Director of the Institute of the Vienna based „ Sustainable Finance Institute (Inafina)“. Inafina (www.inafina.org) was established to connect society (private individuals and beyond) to financial institutions with an visible active ecological & social engagement and a clear vision towards sustainable finance. Part of the Insitute’s mission is to foster capacity building for sustainable finance activities via green financial literacy.

In 2016 Kopp published a textbook at the Springer Verlag to discuss the role and relevance of sustainability rating agencies titled „Nachhaltiges Finanzwesen: Rating statt Raten!“. The first „Sustainable Finance Summit Vienna 2020“ was organized as a forum for stakeholders interested in Sustainable Finance. Ms. Kopp also created and hosts the Podcast „Green Money Talks“.

She has long-time experience in Banking with focus on Central- and Eastern Europe. Apart from her academic education in Vienna she holds two master degrees successfully finished in Vienna, London and USA.

Mag. Uli Krämer
Chief Investment Officer
KEPLER-FONDS

Uli Krämer is Chief Investment Officer of KEPLER-FONDS KAG, the fourth-biggest investment company in Austria. KEPLER gained attention by winning various awards for overall performance and quality (eg. Scope Awards – Best Asset Manager Overall – Austria, Germany) as well as for various investment strategies in the last few years. 

Before being appointed CIO in 2014, Uli has been head of Portfolio Management Fixed Income for 15 years. In this time he was involved in the development of the KEPLER Dynamic Asset Allocation (KDAA) model that is the basis for the tactical allocation of multi-asset strategies. Due to his interest and profound knowledge in Sustainable Finance, Uli was one of the main persons who initiated the introduction of the first sustainable mutual fund – making KEPLER a pioneer in ESG investing in Austria. He was and partly is still managing KEPLER Ethik Rentenfonds and various strategies of institutional investors. 

In addition to his tasks as a portfolio manager and CIO, Uli is taking on various lecturing and training activities within the company as well as in university classes or external events. He holds a degree in Economics of Johannes-Kepler-University in Linz/Austria.

Maximilian Kulhanek
Senior Portfolio Manager
UNIQA

Max Kulhanek is a senior portfolio manager with UNIQA Capital Markets GmbH, the insurer´s asset manager and part of the private equity team, responsible for managing the Group´s Private Equity portfolio. At its core, the portfolio is focused on buyout managers in developed economies with a history of sustainably responsible investment practices. Before the programme was launched, shorty before the COVID crisis set in, he was part of the Group´s Finance´s participations team and a.o. responsible for placing UNIQAs first Green Bonds. Before joining UNIQA in 2015, Max spent 10 years as an investment manager with Commenda Consulting, a boutique specialized on structuring and managing private equity portfolios of large Austrian institutional Investors, similarly focusing on US and EU based mid to large buyout managers. He holds a degree in business administration from the Viennese University of Economics and Business Administration.

UD MMag. DDr. Hans Peter Ladreiter
Chairman of the Board
Security KAG

 

Peter Ladreiter is Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Security KAG, a member of the Grawe Banking Group. In his function, he bears the main responsibility for the investment of over EUR 7 billion in assets under management and the strategic positioning and further development of KAG. In addition, he is the fund manager of the second largest Austrian mutual fund „Value Investment Fonds Klassik“ with over EUR 1.2 billion in fund volume. Before joining Security KAG as a fund manager, he worked, among other things, as a scientist on international space missions for the Institute of Space Research for NASA/ESA. Peter Ladreiter holds a diploma and doctorate in geophysics (with distinction and habilitation) and one business administration (with distinction). 

1983-1990 Diplom- und Doktorratsstudium Geophysik (mit Auszeichnung)
1998: Habilitation aus Geophysik
1995-2002 Diplom- und Doktorratsstudium Betriebswirtschaft (mit Auszeichnung)

Berufserfahrung:
1988 – 1989 Observatoire de Paris-Meudon – Séction d´Astrophysique
1990 – 1998 Institut für Weltraumforschung – Wissenschaftler bei internationalen Raummissionen (NASA/ESA)

1998 – 1999 Magistrat Graz – Sozialamt als Betriebswirt
ab 1.9.1999 Mathematiker in der Capital Bank
ab 1.6.2001 Fondsmanager und Mathematiker in der Security KAG
ab 6.6.2005 Gesamtprokurist der Security KAG
ab 10.2.2006 gewerber. Geschäftsführer der Security Finanz -Software GmbH
ab 29.5. 2006 Mitglied des Vorstandes

Dr. Dimitar Lambrev
Senior Portfolio Manager – Infrastructure Investments
UNIQA Insurance Group

Dr. Dimitar Lambrev joined UNIQA Insurance Group in 2015. He is currently based in Vienna and is leading UNIQA’s infrastructure investment activities in both infrastructure debt and equity. Within his current role, Dimitar is responsible for the origination, structuring and execution of infrastructure investments across digital infrastructure, energy transition, mobility and social infrastructure sectors. Dimitar offers more than 17 years of relevant experience in alternative assets having previously worked in project finance, infrastructure equity and commercial real estate in both Europe and the Unites States. 

Mr. Lambrev earned a Bachelor of International Economic Relations, graduated with a master’s degree in International Banking and Finance and holds a PhD degree in Finance for researching the role of private infrastructure investments within a multi-asset portfolio approach by institutional investors.

Mag. Veronika Lammer, MSc
Managing Director
Financial Experts Analyse und Training OG

 

Veronika Lammer held various positions at Erste Bank, Schoellerbank and Raiffeisen Organisation in Vienna between 1985 and 2021. She gained extensive experience in the financial market as portfolio manager for equities and bonds, as analyst and executive. As an analyst, she acquired particular expertise in the areas of economics, bonds and currencies. She also worked in asset allocation, quantitative model building and project management. From 2003, alongside her profession, she built up her own company, „Financial Experts Analyse und Training OG“, which she has been focusing on managing since 2022. Within this framework, she offers practice-oriented investment training with integrated computer simulation. Since 2018, Veronika Lammer has been an active member of „Fondsfrauen“. She is a member of the advisory board and leads the working group „Fit for Finance“ in Austria, which provides investment know how to women networks free of charge. 

Veronika Lammer holds a degree in business administration from the University of Innsbruck and an MSc from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. An avid golfer, she is married and has one daughter.

Lisa-Marie Fassl
Co-Founder and CEO
Female Founders

Lisa-Marie Fassl is the co-founder and CEO of Female Founders, the fastest-growing community of entrepreneurial women in Europe, reaching 35k women per week. With her team she solves the two biggest problems of the tech & innovation ecosystem: access to funding for female-led companies and recruitment of female talent. With a 9-year track record in the tech ecosystem and especially in early stage financing, she’s initiated projects all over Europe and supported hundreds of companies. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30, the Special Advisor for Startups at the Federal Ministry for Digital & Economic Affairs, member of Vienna’s highest economic policy advisory board, the Vienna Economic Council, a lecturer at several Austrian universities and holds positions on various boards. In her free time she enjoys everything related to food and traveling.

Dr. Georg Lehecka
Senior Investment Fund and Bank Analyst
Österreichische Finanzmarktaufsicht

Georg Lehecka is emplyed as a senior fund and bank analyst in securities supervision/asset management at the Austrian Financial Market Authority (FMA) and is responsible for the coordination of topics in sustainable finance and sustainability risks. In this role, he has also coordinated the FMA guidelines for dealing with sustainability risks. Before he joined the FMA in 2014, he not only worked in the financial market, including portfolio management for an impact investment fund, but also worked as a research assistant and lecturer at the Institute for Sustainable Economic Development at the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Vienna, where he also received a doctoral degree in economics.

Dr. Adam Lessing, LL.M.
Head CEE, Member of the Board LGT Austria
LGT Bank

Adam Lessing is the Head of Central & Eastern Europe and Member of the Board of LGT Bank Austria. His responsibilities encompass the activities of LGT in Central and Eastern Europe. 

LGT Bank Austria is the Austrian entity of LGT, the world’s largest private banking and asset management group, wholly owned and managed by a family of entrepreneurs. LGT manages over 240 Bn. CHF of client assets in its global network. LGT’s clients include its owner, the Princely Family of Liechtenstein, for whom LGT acts as family office. LGT is recognized as a leader in sustainable finance across its three entities, LGT Private Bank, LGT Capital Partners and LGT Lightrock. 

Adam Lessing is involved in all aspects of sustainability and is a Guest Lecturer on Sustainable Finaince at Central European University in Vienna. He is the author of various publications on legal and asset management topics. In March 2020 his latest book „Sustainable Investing against Climate Change“ was published by Braumüller, Vienna. 

Prior to joining LGT Adam Lessing has held leading positions with international financial services companies. From 2010 to 2019 he was the Head of Central & Eastern Europe for Fidelity International, the global asset manager. Until 2009 he was the Head of Business Development Europe for the British asset manager AVIVA Investors in London and held responsibility for more than 400 bn USD of managed assets with a Europe-wide network of distribution offices. Earlier, Adam Lessing held leading positions with AXA Investment Managers, Goldman Sachs Asset Management and other financial institutions. 

Adam Lessing holds a doctorate in law (Dr.iur.) from the University of Vienna and a Master of Laws (LL.M.) from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a holder of the CWMA certificate and a court certified expert for banking and securities matters.

Britta Lindhorst
Managing Director – Head of European Investments
HQ Capital

Britta Lindhorst has been Managing Director of HQ Capital, based in Bad Homburg, since 2012. The HQ Capital Group is one of the leading independent investment managers for alternative capital investments and manages assets of more than US$ 8,3 billion. She is responsible for the European private equity business and the development and implementation of the European strategy for funds of funds and large institutional mandates. She is also responsible for the ESG and impact strategy for the global private equity business. She has more than 30 years of investment experience, the last 17 of which have been in private equity. Prior to HQ Capital, she was at Generali Group, where she was Managing Director re- sponsible for the investments and management of Generali’s €1.5 billion private equity portfolio. 

Prior to that, she was responsible for equity analysis at Sal. Oppenheim in Cologne. Ms. Lind- horst graduated from the University of Cologne with a master’s degree in economics (focused on banking and tax law).

Sabine Macha
Deputy Head Corporate Sustainability
Raiffeisen Capital Management

Sabine Macha studied law and has worked in various functions at Raiffeisen KAG for over 20 years. 

She has been in charge of Product Management at Raiffeisen KAG since 2014. This department is not only entrusted with the classic product management agendas and related projects, but also has a focus on written and verbal capital market communication and plays an important role in sales and client relationship. For several years now, her main focus has been the topic of sustainability in asset management. Among other things, she designed an ESG training program in fund management, is responsible for implementing the requirements of the EU Action Plan in the fund and portfolio management business, and is the editor-in- chief of the publication “Sustainable Investing”. Since the department was integrated into the Corporate Sustainablity department, she has been deputy manager and is thus significantly involved in the transformation of Raiffeisen KAG into a sustainable fund company. Sabine Macha takres part in the Advisory Board of „Fondsfrauen“ for Austria, which is the largest German-speaking professional network in the financial industry.

Hannes Manndorff
Managing Director – Equity
Oesterreichische Entwicklungsbank

Hannes Manndorff heads the department of Equity at the Development Bank of Austria (OeEB), the Development Finance Institution of Austria. He is responsible for developing and overseeing a portfolio of private equity fund investments and direct investments. Before joining OeEB in 2017, Hannes worked for 17 years for Accion, a global financial inclusion impact investor. At Accion, he held various positions, including as Chief Regional Officer for East Asia and the Pacific, based in Singapore, Head of Global Business Development, CEO of a Microfinance Institution in India and European Representative. Before joining Accion, Hannes worked for the Austrian Development Cooperation, based in Vienna and in Mozambique. Hannes holds a PhD in Development Economics of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration.

 

Wiebke Merbeth
Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability
BayernInvest

Wiebke Merbeth is Head of Public Affairs & Sustainability at BayernInvest. She is an expert in the implementation of sustainability approaches at investment and corporate level and is supporting BayernInvest’s alignment to become a 100% ESG manager. This involves communication with external and internal stakeholders as well as exchanges with umbrella organisations. Wiebke Merbeth is also a member of the German government’s Sustainable Finance Advisory Board.

Nick Parsons
Head of Research & ESG Policy
ThomasLloyd Group

Nick joined ThomasLloyd in 2018 and is responsible for the firms’ responsible investment strategy and ESG policy framework. Nick is the Chair of the ESG Stewardship committee which now also oversees implementation of the core SFDR reporting requirements. In addition to this, he is also responsible for macroeconomic research which informs our ‘top down’ country selection in our investment process and the FX and currency research which informs our Treasury management. Prior to joining ThomasLloyd, Nick was the Head of Research, UK & Europe at National Australia Bank, one of Australia’s largest banks. He also worked as Head of Markets Research at Commerzbank and Global Head of Currency Research at Banque Paribas. 

Nick is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events and a frequent contributor to TV and financial media. 

Nick holds a degree in Economics & European Studies from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom and is a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragements of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA).

Niklas Pichler
Managing Partner
Black Peak Advisors

Niklas Pichler joined BlackPeak Capital as Managing Partner in 2020. 
Before, Niklas was Managing Director with Mezzanine Management (later renamed into Accession Capital Partners, c. €850m in AUM), which is the pioneer and leading provider of structured growth financing in Central and Eastern Europe. He led the transaction team based in Vienna being responsible for Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and the countries of former Yugoslavia. Niklas was instrumental in establishing mezzanine and minority equity for SMEs in the region. 

 

Niklas started his career at Vienna Capital Partners (VCP). He worked with clients on local and cross-border buy-side and sell-side M&A-transactions as well as capital raising mandates. Niklas helped to develop VCP’s Research and Analysis department and became a key member thereof. During Niklas’ involvement, VCP became a leading independent M&A advisory and investment house in Central Europe. 

 

Niklas holds a Master of Science degree from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He furthermore pursued various study programmes in the US. Niklas was a professional tennis player and a member of the Austrian Junior Davis-Cup-Team in 1989.

Wolfgang Pinner
Head of Corporate Resposibility
Raiffeisen KAG

Education:

1983 Graduation (from Austrian ‚gymnasium‘, comparable to UK ‚A-levels‘)
1989 Degree of a Mag.rer.soc.oec. from Vienna University of Economics and BA (comparable to ‚master‘ degree in UK)

2007 Executive MBA University of Nottingham Professional Background:
1988 Financial Analyst at Erste Bank
1992 Head of Research Erste Bank

1996 Chief Strategist Investment Bank Austria (1997 merged with CAIB)

1999 Head of Investor Relations Bank Austria
2001 Chief Investment Officer VBV pension fund

2006 Head of Sustainable Investments ERSTE-SPARINVEST
2013 Head of Sustainable Investments Raiffeisen Capital Management
2021 Head of Corporate Responsibility/ Sustainability Office Raiffeisen Capital Management

Publications on Sustainable Investments: ‚Ethische Investments‘ (German, Gabler

2003), ‘Nachhaltig investieren und gewinnen’ (German, Linde 2008, 2012),
‘Nachhaltiges Investieren’ (German, Linde 2014, 2018)

Others: Reader University of Economics Vienna, University of Linz, University of

Vienna, Fachhochschule Wien

Mag. Johannes Puhr, CIIA, CEFA
Managing Director and Board Member
fair-finance Vorsorgekasse

After starting a career in a regional bank, business administration studies in the field of corporate management, further specific training as CIIA and CEFA. Professional experience in the field of investment consulting for private clients and in the management of the proprietary portfolio of a bank. Subsequently change to the insurance industry and to the Winterthur Pension Fund Vienna for the development of a professional portfolio management. Authorized signatory and CIO at the joint subsidiary „BONUS“ of Zurich and Generali in the area of occupational (pension fund, provident fund and consulting company). From 2008 founding member and collaborator in the establishment of the Sinnova Group (formerly fair-finance). In the meantime independent management consultant and project manager in the area of mergers and acquisitions in a private bank. Since 2017, he founded and built up fair-finance Asset Management and is a member of the of the Management Board of fair-finance Vorsorgekasse.

Dr. Klaus Reisinger
Partner
iC consulenten Ziviltechniker

Klaus Reisinger is a passionate climate protector, which is why he also studied technical chemistry / process engineering and already devoted his dissertation to renewable energies.

From 2003 to 2015 he was managing director of ALLPLAN GmbH and during this time also founded the company ClimatePartner Austria, where he is still active at times. In 2018 he found his professional home as a partner of iC consulenten Ziviltechniker GesmbH. Klaus Reisinger is there responsible for building technology and is highly intrinsic motivated about planning climate-neutral properties.

Moreover, Klaus Reisinger is a visiting professor at Burgenland University since 2008 and teaches the topic „climate protection“ there and in autumn 2018 he was appointed to the board of IG Lebenszyklus Bau, where he is responsible for climate neutral real estate buildings.

Roswitha M. Reisinger
Editor BUSINESSART
BUSINESSART / Lebensart Verlag

Roswitha M. Reisinger is the owner and managing director of Lebensart Verlag, which provides information about sustainability and corporate social responsibility. The company has received several awards (UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development, TRIGOS, ASRA, Grüner Zweig, BEST OF AUSTRIA, SDG Award). In her further function as editor of the business magazine BUSINESSART Reisinger concentrates on the interaction of sustainable strategies and corporate success.

Nelson Ribeirinho
SRI Fixed Income & Portfolio Manager
Mirova

Nelson Ribeirinho – SRI Fixed Income Portfolio Manager at Mirova. Nelson started his career in investment banking at Natixis as a Covered Bond / SSA Strategist before taking on the position of Lead Sell-Side Analyst – Banks/Financial Institutions. He later advised on Basel regulations for arbitrages, capital structure and rating optimisation within the same company. He joined Mirova in June 2019 where he has been occupying a dual role : SRI Fixed Income Portfolio Manager across several strategies and Senior Credit Analyst. Nelson graduated from ESDES Lyon, France in 2014.

Albert Reiter, CFA
Chief Executive Officer
investRFP.com und investESG.eu

Albert Reiter, CFA, MBA (UCT) is the founder and CEO of investRFP.com and investESG.eu. The investRFP.com platform is an online best practice implementation tool for professional investors supporting the selection process of asset managers, fund selection and due diligence. investESG.eu is an ESG-focused online media platform for asset owners providing investment decision-relevant thought leadership on ESG. 
 
Albert Reiter founded e-fundresearch.com in 2000 and is still the majority shareholder. Previously he worked in institutional banking at LGT and Invesco in Vienna, corporate business at Commerz Financial Products in Frankfurt, derivatives strategies at Southern Life in Cape Town and options market making at GiroCredit in Vienna. 
 
Albert Reiter graduated with a business administration degree in finance from University of Innsbruck and earned an MBA at Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Originally from Salzburg, he is an active member of CFA Society Austria and member of various professional organisations and initiatives.

Dr. Gunter Schall
Head of the Private Sector and Development Unit
Austrian Development Agency

Gunter Schall heads the Private Sector and Development Unit at the Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of Austrian Development Cooperation. His responsibilities include various programs to mobilize the private sector for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as technical backstopping for private sector development. Previously, the PhD economist worked as an advisor for foreign trade, trade and development policy at the Federation of German Industries (BDI) and as a research assistant at the Institute for Social Policy at the University of Freiburg. 

Mag. Günther Schiendl, CEFA 
Member of the Executive Board
VBV-Pensionskasse and VBV Betriebliche Altersvorsorge

Mag. Günther Schiendl, CEFA, is member of the executive board of VBV betriebliche Altersvorsorge AG, and chief investment officer and member of the executive board of VBV Pensionskasse AG. 

He graduated from the University Innsbruck/Austria with a master degree in Economics and Business Administration, focusing on Finance and Investments. Post-graduate he added a CEFA (Certified European Financial Analyst) qualification. 

At VBV the leading Austrian multi-employer pension fund with 8+ bn€ AUM and more than 350.000 pension plan members, he oversees the investment business and the development and implementation of the sustainable finance strategy. 

Prior positions were head of investments at APK Pensionskasse, head of product development at the Austrian Derivatives Exchange ÖTOB, and head of domestic equity research at Bank Austria. 

He is Member of the EDHEC-Risk Advisory Board of EDHEC Business School, Nice and was Lecturer in Finance at the Vienna Business University and at the Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) program in Vienna.

 

Mara Schneider
Senior Associate, SRI
Quoniam Asset Management

Mara Schneider joined Quoniam in November 2019 and SRI manager in the investment area. Before joining Quoniam Mara was an associate in the Sustainability Services department at KPMG in Düsseldorf. She has also worked in the sustainability teams of Deutsche Börse AG in Frankfurt, BASF SE in Ludwigshafen and Dachser SE in Copenhagen. Mara holds a Bachelor in General Management and Master in Management from EBS Universität für Wirtschaft und Recht, Oestrich-Winkel.

 

Martin Seiter
Management Board Direcor
Oberbank

Martin Seiter, MBA, has worked at Oberbank for 14 years. He started his career as an advisor for retail customers at the Gmunden-Rathausplatz branch where he was soon appointed Branch Manager. At 25, he was the youngest Branch Manager of Oberbank. 

Two years later, he was appointed General Manager of the Vöcklabruck Branch – very important for Oberbank’s corporate and business banking – and after another two years of exemplary service, he was promoted to Deputy Head of Business Area Salzkammergut. During this time, he also completed the management academy of Oberbank which is run jointly with Linzer Management Akademie LIMAK. 

In 2016, he was appointed Head of Business Area Salzburg and in 2017 he was named Head of the Central Department Retail Customers. In 2018, he took over as Head of Business Area Salzkammergut, merged it with the Business Area Wels and ever since he has been a board member of the Business Area Oberösterreich-Süd, one of the largest and most profitable areas in the core market of Oberbank. During this time, he completed an MBA course of study for global executives. 

In 2020, the Supervisory Board appointed him to the Management Board of Oberbank AG. 

Mitglied Supervisory board mandates in Austrian and international companies and other functions: Member of the Supervisory Board of MINTality Stiftung

Mag. Gerald Siegmund
Managing Director
FSG Sustainable

He is Managing Director of FSG Sustainable in Vienna. Mag. Siegmund is a judicially certified Expert for the banking and stock exchange industry and member of the accredited eco-label testing laboratory for sustainable Financial Products according to UZ 49. Until 2019 he was a member of the CWG working group at ESMA in Paris. He was also CEO of an investment bank and of a securities company. He is a lecturer at several universities of applied sciences and at the Vienna Stock Exchange Academy.

 

Florian Simmerer
Alternatives Investment Director DACH
Mercer

Florian Simmerer joined Mercer in January 2022 as an Alternatives Investment Director. He is responsible for bringing Mercers Alternatives capabilities to clients and prospects across Germany, Switzerland and Austria. 

Florian has a background in Corporate Finance and Private Markets. Before joining Mercer he worked for Bethmann Bank / ABN AMRO, most recently he held the position of an Investment Manager Private Equity and was a member of the Private Markets Investment Committee. His specialist experience ranges across investment origination, due diligence and commercial strategy with a focus on the development of Private Markets solutions across Private Equity, Private Debt, Infrastructure and Real Estate. 

Florian holds a Master of Science in Corporate Finance & Controlling of Hochschule Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.

 

Silvia Stenitzer
Senior Manager Listings & Indices
Wiener Börse

Silvia Stenitzer ist seit 2017 an der Wiener Börse im Bereich Market & Product Development, Listing tätig und stellte in 2018 die Green- und Social Bonds Plattform an der Wiener Börse vor. An der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien absolvierte sie ein Studium der internationalen Betriebswirtschaftslehre mit Fachrichtung internationale Finanzierung und Innovation & Entrepreneurship.

Andrea Stürmer
CEO
Zürich Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft Zurich Austria

Andrea Stürmer has been Chief Executive Officer of Zurich Insurance Company since March 1, 2017. There she is responsible for corporate strategy, corporate communications and governance functions. She leads the company of 1,300 employees with a clear focus on embedding sustainability, digital transformation for customer experience and rejuvenating the corporate culture. 

Ms. Stürmer has been with Zurich Group since 2007, where she held various leadership positions in finance and reinsurance at Zurich Insurance Group’s headquarters in Switzerland and served as „Strategic Assistant to the Group CEO.“ From early 2014 to December 2016, she served as Chief Operating Officer for the SME division at Zurich’s Farmers subsidiary in California. Prior to joining Zurich Group, Andrea Stürmer worked in investment banking in London and for a global insurance company in Germany. Ms. Stürmer holds master’s degrees from the London School of Economics and the prestigious Harvard University.

Jussi Tanninen
Head of Private Debt and Real Estate
Mandatum Asset Management

Mr. Tanninen is the Head of Private Debt and Real Estate and leads the team of portfolio managers doing the manager selection in private debt, real estate and private equity. He is a member of Mandatum Asset Management’s Leveraged Loan strategies’ investment committee. Previous responsibilities include being the CFO in private equity owned company where he was responsible for negotiation of the financing package for the LBO and add-on acquisitions (including a bank and two second lien loan providers). He has also been the main portfolio manager in Real Estate Private Equity fund where he was responsible also for the financing package for the Fund’s portfolio. Additionally, he has worked in M&A and in other roles in asset management industry with combined tenure of 19 years. Education: Master of Science (Economics and Business Administration) at Helsinki School of Economics.

Gabriela Tinti, CPM
Head of Equity Desk Austria
Erste Asset Management

Gabriela Tinti is heading the Vienna based Equities Desk of Erste Asset Management since November 2020. She has been in the company since 2008 as a Senior Professional Equity Fund Manager with focus on global emerging markets and real estate equities. She also has profound experience in the field of sustainable investments. Gabriela is Lead Manager of ERSTE STOCK EM GLOBAL, two institutional sustainable Emerging Markets mandates as well as two real estate funds. 

Gabriela has many years of experience in the financial industry. At the beginning of her career in 1988 she worked nine years at Creditanstalt Bankverein where she was able to gain a wide range of experience in the securities sector, private and corporate banking, international finance and corporate finance. Subsequently, she was a stock trader at Raiffeisen Zentralbank and spent six years at Capital Invest KAG (now Amundi) as an equity fund manager Prior to joining Erste AM, she led the asset management of Wiener Privatbank SE. Gabriela is a „Certified Portfolio Manager“Manager“(CPM).

Anna Vaananen
Senior Portfolio Manager
Mirova

Anna Vaananen joined Mirova as Equity portfolio manager in 2020. She has 25 years of experience from the financial markets as a portfolio manager and an analyst. Prior to join Mirova in February 2020, Anna worked for nine years at Credit Suisse Thematic Equity Team (in Zurich, Switzerland), where she managed several thematic equity funds and achieved a leading track record. From 2007 to 2011, Anna was fund manager at FIM Asset Management (Helsinki, Finland), building a successful track record in emerging market investing, winning both Lipper and Morningstar awards. Between 2005 and 2007, Anna worked fund manager at Tapiola Asset Management (Helsinki, Finland), in the Equity investment team where she was Responsible for European equity investments in telecommunications, IT and real estate sectors. She founded and managed Tapiola Real Estate fund in collaboration with Scottish Widows. Prior to moving to asset management Anna worked 11 years as an Equity analyst at D. Carnegie AB (Finland Branch) and Salomon Brothers (London, UK) covering various sectors and wining several sell side awards for best sector analysis. Anna graduated from University of Helsinki, with a Master’s degree in Economics. After graduation she joined Kleinwort Benson Ltd (London, UK) Graduate Training Program.

Etienne Vincent
Head of Quant Strategy and Marketing
Ossiam

Etienne Vincent – Head of Quant Strategy & Marketing. Etienne Vincent joined Ossiam in April 2020. Prior to joining Ossiam, he worked for 16 years at BNP Paribas Asset Management as head of quantitative management, for 3 years as management auditor for BNP Paribas and for 5 years as Interest Rates Swaps trader in Tokyo, Singapore and Paris. Etienne graduated from engineering school “Ecole des
Mines”, Paris, France in 1996.

Volker Weber
Chairman of the Board
Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen (FNG)

Since 2019, Volker Weber has been a member of the board of NIXDORF Kapital AG as Chief Sustainability Officer. Activities as managing director and board member at various financial service providers and investment companies. Voluntary work as chairman of the board of the FNG – Forum Sustainable Money Investments e. V.. Volker Weber is responsible for the sustainability strategy in the company and the products. He has a degree in business administration and is the author of numerous studies and specialist publications in the field of sustainable investments.

DI (FH) Gert Michael Widu
Projectmanagement and Sustainability Officer Universities
BIG – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft

July 2016 – Present: BIG – Bundesimmobiliengesellschaft, Vienna Projectmanagement team leader and sustainability officer for the universities division, Austria, Vienna 

Feb 2017 – Present: FH Campus Wien, University of Applied Sciences Lecturer 

Oct 2007 – Jul 2016: Raiffeisen Evolution Project management: overall project management of a shopping center in Bucharest 

Nov 2003 – Oct 2007: idm interior design management GmbH, Vienna Project management: Hotel construction planning coordination

Natalie Wierzbicki
Head of ESG Strategy & Sustainable Finance
SIGNA

Head of ESG Strategy & Sustainable Finance // SIGNA 

– Implementation, integration and expansion of ESG strategy and management with responsibility and representation for SIGNA’s Real Estate units (>€20bn AuM across 4 countries) 

– New strategy, policies, org. structures, processes, stakeholder dialog, ESG team and KPIs for value creating ESG managment 

– Coordination of data requirements as a basis for ESG ratings and reporting assessment of global standards (incl. GRI standards, EPRA sBPR and SDGs) 

– Preparation of ESG communication strategy and support of Group Communication in marketing ESG-relevant aspects 

– Responsibility for integration and identification of new investment opportunities and capital allocation through Sustainable Finance products 

– Strong initial ESG ratings for two companies with scores of 10.6 (2nd place globally) and 11.3 (top 2% within industry worldwide) in renowned Sustainalytics rating 

-Issuance of first publicly listed €300M Green Bond and €150M Green Schuldschein 

– 7y-Experience in Fundraising, Capital Markets and Investment Banking

Fabian Wolfbeißer 
Head of Asset Management
Österreichische Hagelversicherung

Fabian Wolfbeißer has been in the area of Asset Management at Österreichische Hagelversicherung VVaG since 2013 and was appointed Head of Asset Management in 2017. His area of responsibility include securities investment (in particular the selection of suitable funds and ETF products for the SAA), property management (support and development of existing properties as well as the acquisition of properties) and liquidity management. Before that, Wolfbeißer did well-founded internships in various departments of a major Austrian bank. After completing his bachelor’s degree in economics and social sciences at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, he specialized in the financial market for a master’s degree in & Financial Management and Controlling‘ at the FHWien University of Applied Sciences. In addition, Wolfbeißer has been a licensed real estate agent and manager since 2018 and is currently training to become a property developer. In 2020 he was awarded the title of & Certified ESG Analyze‘ by the EFFAS Institute.

 

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