CFA Society VBA Netherlands cordially invites you to our annual New Year Celebration, featuring Jane Ambachtsheer from BNP Paribas Asset Management.
2019 was a year of strategic change and consolidation for our association and our members. The annual New Year Celebration is our chance to thank you for your continued support as a member, volunteer, committee participant, event attendee, VBA Journaal contributor, sponsor and general supporter.
We start off with a welcome by society president Jacco Heemskerk. Next Han van Lamoen will give us a recap of the Sweepstakes 2019 results including an analysis of important economic indicators, members’ predictions and the announcement of this year’s sweepstakes winner. The presentation will be in Dutch, but there will be an English translation available.
After that we have a presentation of Jane Ambachtsheer from BNP Paribas Asset Management.
16:45 Welcome by Jacco Heemskerk, CFA
16:55 Announce sweepstakes results (in Dutch)
17:15 Presentation by Jane Ambachtsheer
18:00 Networking drinks
19:30 End of Program
Registration is required; you can register for all or part of the event. This event is open to members only, of CFA Society VBA Netherlands.
Jacket and tie are required at the Industrieele Groote Club. No jeans please.
Jane Ambachts, Global Head of Sustainability, BNP Paribas Asset Management
Jane Ambachtsheer is Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she oversees the firm’s ambitious approach to sustainable investment. This is empowered by the firm’s Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting on ESG factors. On the business side, Jane is responsible for BNPP AM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) approach, ensuring the firm’s day-to-day activities reflect the high standards it expects from companies. Jane is a member of BNPP AM’s Global Investment Committee and Business Management Committees, and reports to CEO and Head of Investments, Frederic Janbon.
Previously, Jane spent 18 years with global investment consultancy Mercer, where she was Partner and founder of the firm’s Responsible Investment business. In 2005, she was appointed as consultant to the United Nations on the development of the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). Today, Jane continues to be an active participant in a number of key industry initiatives, including as a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures, a Trustee of CDP, and a member of the PRI Academic Working Group.
Jane regularly researches, writes and speaks on topics addressing the intersection of sustainability and climate with finance and investment. She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and a Research Affiliate at the University Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment, and holds a Master of Social Science from the University of Amsterdam and a Bachelor of Economics and English literature with honours from York University. In 2011, Jane received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Social Investment Organisation and in 2014, she was named one of Canada’s ‘Clean 50’ leaders in the field of sustainable capitalism. Jane lives in Paris with her husband and two daughters.
Read this article about Jane in the Financieele Dagblad: