About Seminar 'Biodiversity & Energy Transition'

Seminar 'Biodiversity & Energy Transition'

How can the impact that companies have on biodiversity be made measurable and tangible? What active role can investors play in countering biodiversity loss? What is the case for biodiversity as an asset?

How to deal with the negative impact of the energy transition (extraction of rare materials, the dependency on other countries)? How to invest in the energy transition (private versus public markets, equity versus debt, investing in existing versus new technologies)?

These and other topical questions will be discussed during the seminar 'Biodiversity & Energy Transition' on Tuesday afternoon, 18 April 2023 from 12:10 to 5:15 pm in the Maastoren in Rotterdam, led by Jacqueline Duiker, Senior Manager at VBDO and Founder of Future Value Matters.

Top speakers will share their views on current investment issues related to the energy transition and biodiversity, including:

  • Pierre Abadie, Group Climate Director, Tikehau Capital
  • Karin van Dijk, Fund Manager ASN Biodiversiteitsfonds, ASN Impact Investors
  • Valeria Dinershteyn, Director of Sustainable Investing Client Engagement, EMEA, Northern Trust Asset Management
  • Don Gerritsen, Director, Responsible Investment Leader, Deloitte
  • Simon Gottelier, Partner, Senior Portfolio Manager, Thematics Asset Management (part of Natixis Investment Managers)
  • Sophie Kamphuis, Advisor Responsible Investment, MN
  • Rik Klerx, CIO, Cardano Nederland
  • Stephane Lago, Head of Investment Specialists Equity, AXA Investment Managers
  • Eugenie Mathieu, Senior Impact Analyst, Earth Pillar Lead, Aviva Investors
  • Rishma Moennasing, Lead Funds & Sustainability, Rabobank
  • Ward Poirters, Executive Director, AIMS, ESG & ODD Specialist, Goldman Sachs Asset Management
  • Ruairi Revell, Head of Sustainability – Infrastructure, abrdn
  • Hanna Spanier, ESG Advisor, Blue Sky Group


Participation in the seminar is free of charge and open to buy-side investment professionals working for pension funds, fiduciary managers, family offices, consultants, banks, insurers, or working in the field of fund selection for independent asset managers.