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Impact investing and climate change

Event Description

The Responsible Investment Committee and the Private Banking Committee collaberate to bring you:
Impact investing and climate change

"The economy wasn't created to make money, the economy was created to add value" (quoted from the film of PYMWYMIC & Finance in Motion which will be shown during the event).

And according to the Financial Times, 'Impact investing is investing with the specific objective of achieving positive social and/or environmental impact as well as financial return.' 

But, what is really meant by impact investing? Is it an asset class? Can it be a product and/or a service? Where does impact investing differentiate from, for instance, traditional investing, responsible investing, sustainable investing & ESG?

And finally, is the world ready for this relatively new form of investments? In our first panel discussion, experts in this field, such as ASN Bank, Fair Capital Partners, PYMWYMIC, Amundi and REDD+ will touch upon these topics.

In a second panel discussion, frontrunners in these markets, represented by Finance in Motion, ResponsAbility, Symbiotics, Amundi and Phenix Capital, will showcase innovative business opportunities to prevent climate change

You will get insights into how you can make an impact from your investment as pension fund, bank, family or (institutional) investor. Such an impact can be positive in terms of social and environmental impact as well as financial return for the investor.

After this session you will have gained new insights into practical opportunities for impact investing, based on examples from leading asset managers and innovative frontrunners.


13:00  Registration
13.20  Welcome and introduction by Willem Tielenius Kruythoff
13.30  Panel discussion: What is impact investing?
Moderator: Gerben Jorritsma with Piet Sprengers, Jasper Snoek, Marjolein van Dongen & Rudi Daelmans & Sophie Robe
15.00  Break
15.20  Panel discussion: The story of Impact investors and climate change
Moderator: Paul Broholm with Antoine Predour, Maarten van Dam, Steffen Klawitter, Florian Grohs & Tegwen Le Berthe
16.50  Closing
17.00  Networking drinks
18:00  End of program

Piet Sprengers, Head Sustainability ASN Bank,
Jasper Snoek, Director Impact Investing Fair Capital Partners,
Maarten van Dam, Investor and Business Strategist PYMWYMIC
Marjolein van Dongen, Head of ESG Benelux Markets Amundi.
Sophie Robe, Founder & co-CEO of Phenix Capital
Antoine Prédour, Head of Global Climate Partnership Fund, ResponsAbility
Steffen Klawitter, Director Investor Relations, Finance in Motion
Florian Grohs, Managing Director, Symbiotics NL
Tegwen Le Berthe, Head of ESG Development Amundi
Rudi Daelmans, Chairman of REDD+ Business Initiative

Willem Tielenius Kruythoff, Portfolio Manager ASN Bank
Paul Broholm, Directeur Institutional Services InsingerGilissen
Gerben Jorritsma, Board Member CFA Society VBA Netherlands

Marjolein van Dongen is the Deputy Country Head of Amundi Netherlands and Head of ESG for Amundi Benelux.
Marjolein has a 14 years’ experience in the financial industry with a specific focus on the banking sector. She joined Amundi 3,5 years ago and is responsible for Sales & Business Development in the Dutch market. With the Benelux market as a frontrunner in ESG, in her position Marjolein has a strong focus on advising clients on strategic, conceptual and ESG related topics.
She earned her Master’s Degree in Business Economics from the University of Amsterdam.

Piet Sprengers believes in the need to think and act for the long term. His goal: maximize the contribution of the financial sector towards a better world.
Piet has spent his entire career working to promote the positive influence of money on sustainability. He was the founder of the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO). For the past 15 years, his focus at ASN Bank has been to create a positive impact on climate, biodiversity and human rights. He was one of the leaders of the climate-neutral policy of the bank and its investment funds. Piet finds it important to share the knowledge he has gained in recent years, especially with young people.
According to Piet, “You can only achieve sustainability by taking on challenges, setting ambitious goals and working together. There is no drawbridge; we have to realize that we will fail if we act alone. We must act together to make the world a better place.”


Jasper Snoek is Director of Fair Capital Partners where he is responsible for the Impact Investing activities.
Jasper has more than 20 years of impact investment experience in sectors ranging from microfinance, SME finance, agriculture and food, renewable energy, sustainable transport and (mobile) technology. Most recently as executive director (CFO) of DOEN Foundation, a charity with € 150 million in more than 70 impact investments. Before DOEN he was consultant for BDO Corporate Finance and the international consultancy organization Ecorys.
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 from the Sorbonne I University.

Maarten van Dam is an investor and a business strategist. Maarten is (partly) owner of, has invested in and built shareholder value into a number of companies in Europe, Central Europe, and Africa. He has experience with agriculture, food, SMEs, and providing capacity building and services to growing companies. Additionally, amongst others, he sits on the Board of a 200-year old farming co-op (Koninklijke Maatschap de Wilhelminapolder) in the province of Zeeland and on the Board of SBNL Natuurfonds.


Rudi Daelmans has been a sustainability Director for Desso since 2007. As part of the Tarkett group, Desso is a leading brand for sustainable and innovative carpet floors. Today Daelmans fulfills the role of Group Sustainability Scouting & advocacy Director.
As an experienced advocate and pioneer in the implementation of the Cradle to Cradle® concept, Daelmans is part of an expert team at the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute and active in several international project groups on the subject of the circular economy.


Antoine Prédour is Head of Energy Debt at responsAbility investments A.G, an asset manager in the field of development investments.
The Energy debt funds managed by responsAbility (GCPF - Global Climate Partnership Fund and ACPF – Access to Clean Power Fund) are financing small scale renewable energy (mainly off grid), energy efficiency and energy access projects either directly or through financial institutions in developing and emerging countries.
Antoine has over 18 years of experience in investments (debt & equity), business development, fund management and credit risk management. He has extensive knowledge of business practices in developing and emerging countries.
He holds a degree in business engineering from UCL Mons, a European master of Microfinance from Solvay Brussels School and is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA).

Steffen Klawitter is responsible for fostering relationships with private sector investors. Before joining Finance in Motion, he served as an expert for wealth management and impact investing at Deutsche Bank. He holds a degree in Business Administration from the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University, Mannheim, and is a Certified Wealth Advisor through the European Business School.
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.


Florian Grohs is an experienced manager with a background in impact investing in emerging markets. Florian heads Symbiotics Netherlands, part of the Symbiotics Group, which is an investment firm specialised in emerging, sustainable and inclusive finance in emerging markets. Before joining Symbiotics, Florian worked for Oikocredit as the credit director and a member of the management board. In his function as credit director he was responsible for the entire loan portfolio in 70 countries consisting of microfinance, agriculture, agro-processing and renewable energy companies. Before that he worked for DZ BANK and the World Bank.


Tegwen Le Berthe joined Amundi on July 1st, 2019 and takes responsibility of the ESG Scoring, Methodologies & Financial Engineering team. He was previously Equity Product Specialist and Head of ESG Development at CPR AM, an Amundi Group's subsidiary. From 2011 to 2017, he worked in Amundi's quantitative equity research team and has participated in the creation of "low-carbon" investment strategies and in the integration of non-financial data, among other things. Previously, Tegwen was an SRI analyst at Amundi from 2009 to 2011, a position he also held at Inspire Invest between 2007 and 2009.
Tegwen is a graduate of IMT Atlantic. He also holds a CFA and a Master's degree in Sustainable Development Management from HEC.

Sophie Robé is Co-CEO and founder of Phenix Capital, an investment consultant focusing on impact investing for institutional investors. Prior to founding Phenix in 2012, Sophie was Director and Head of Hedge fund Advisory at Jupiter Asset Management in London and, prior to that Vice President at Commerzbank Asset Management in Germany, where she was Head of Quantitative Equity Analysis. Sophie is a co-founder of Alternatives4Children, an education-focused charity that supports children in need. She is a CFA Charterholder and holds a PhD in Economics and Statistics from the University of Kassel in Germany.

Everyone is welcome to attend this event.​


Event Type

Society; Educational

Education Topic

Alternative Investments

Start Time

10-10-2019 13:00

End Time

10-10-2019 17:00





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Location Info

Amstelpark 1
1083 HZ Amsterdam


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Member Price

CFA/VBA members are free

Non-Member Price

Partners EUR 50 / All others EUR 100

Candidate Price




All Day Event





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