All board members are from organisations that are part of IIGCC.
Peter Damgaard Jensen – Chair
Peter Damgaard Jensen has been the CEO of PKA since 2001. PKA is one of the largest occupational pension funds in Denmark. It has more than 300,000 members, mainly employees in the public social and health sectors, with €40 bn in assets under management. Peter is also a member of the board in The Danish Insurance Association and has previously been chair and vice chairman of the board. He also sits on the advisory board of the Danish SDG Fund and is a commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation. Peter graduated in 1981 from The University of Aarhus as a master of Political Science.
Gerald Cartigny – Vice Chair
Gerald Cartigny started with MN in 2012. MN is a fiduciary and asset manager in the Netherlands, currently managing over €125 bn in assets for 2 million beneficiaries. As Chief Investment Officer and member of the Executive Committee of MN, Gerald is responsible for the investment unit and all global investment activities of MN.
Gerald has over 27 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining MN he was managing partner of IFC Management, a consultancy and advisory firm in the asset management sector. Prior to this, Gerald worked for 17 years at ABN AMRO Asset Management, where he was responsible for institutional clients across Europe, in addition to time spent servicing the US market. His last role at ABN AMRO was a member of the Global Executive Board Asset Management.
Gerald started his career in 1990 as a portfolio manager with the Dutch Insurer Nationale Nederlanden. He has a master of economics of the University of Tilburg and is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program and Non-Executive Director Program of INSEAD. He is also member of the Management Board of Dutch Fund and Asset Management Association.
Meryam Omi – Treasurer
Head of Sustainability and Responsible Investment Strategy
Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)
Meryam is responsible for integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects into the investment and engagement process at LGIM, and for creating responsible investment product solutions.
Meryam has over 13 years of asset management experience, starting her career as a business proposal writer for fixed income funds. After joining LGIM in 2008, she has been essential to establishing its engagement programme on key sustainability topics.
Meryam has led the launch of funds in the pioneering Future World range, as well as the Climate Impact Pledge, which is LGIM’s commitment to engage and act on climate change.
Meryam holds an MSc in Environmental Decision Making and is on the advisory board of the Finance Dialogue on Climate Change.
Director of Ethics and Engagement
Church of England Pensions Board
Adam is the Director of Ethics and Engagement for the Church of England Pensions Board, as well as Co-Chair of the Transition Pathway Initiative (TPI).
Adam founded and now Co-Chairs the TPI, an asset owner-led and asset manager-supported global initiative, which identifies companies’ preparedness for the transition to the low carbon economy. Adam is also the lead for the Church of England on the Mining and Faith Reflections Initiative (MFRI) a forum that convenes mining company CEO’s.
Adam also serves as a member of the Royal College of Physicians Investment Advisory Board and on the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA) Stewardship Advisory Group.
Senior Sustainability Analyst
Andra AP-fonden (AP2)
Christina is Senior Sustainability Analyst at Andra AP-fonden (AP2). AP2 is one of Northern Europe’s largest pension funds and invest globally in a wide range of asset classes.
Christina is also a member of the AP Funds’ Council on Ethics, a collaboration between the AP1 - AP4, which focuses on engagement with global companies. She is also a member of PRI’s Advisory Committee for the Sustainable Development Goals and a member of the Steering Committee of the Centre for Collective Action Research (CeCAR), a research centre at the University of Gothenburg.
Christina has a Master of Science in Engineering Physics from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden and a MBA from Rotterdam School of Management in the Netherlands.
Helena Vines Fiestas
Deputy Global Head of Sustainability, Head of Sustainability Research and Policy Sustainability Centre
BNP Paribas Asset Management
Helena leads research, policy and stewardship activities on sustainability for BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNP AM). Prior to joining BNP AM, Helena was Policy Adviser in Oxfam’s Private Sector Advocacy Team from 2005-2011, leading Oxfam's advocacy work on responsible investment and engagement with institutional investors in support of poverty reduction. Before that, Helena worked as an SRI analyst and also for Global Witness.
Helena is the author of ‘La Responsibilitiat Empresarial: Una Resposta Rendible’ (CTESC Barcelona, 2005). She holds an MSc in Development Studies from London School of Economics, another one in Latin American Economics and a BA in Economics from the University of Barcelona.
Head of Group Sustainable Finance
Sasja is one of Sweden’s foremost experts on finance and sustainability. He has more than 15 years of experience of advising and working with multinational companies on investment issues in Africa, Asia and former Soviet Union countries. He also has extensive experience of bridging risk to opportunity within ESG, creating commercial strategies for integration of ESG issues into asset management, fund companies and products.
In 2017, he was appointed as specialist in the areas of Insurance, Asset Management and Sustainable Development in World Economic Forum Expert Network. He was also awarded Sustainability Leader of the Year 2017 for finance by The New Economy and 2017 Banking Profile of the Year, Sweden, by Privata Affärer.
In 2013 he was granted The Order of the Seraphim by H.R.H King Carl Gustaf of Sweden, for extraordinary efforts in the field of finance and sustainability and in 2011, he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Director Responsibility for Private Markets
Hermes Investment Management
Tatiana leads the integration of responsible investment and impact investing at Hermes across private markets: real estate, infrastructure and private equity. Since 2015 she has been developing Hermes carbon risk strategy across asset classes.
Tatiana has a lead role in delivering Hermes advocacy programme challenging the investment industry to focus on sustainable finance, with a focus on a just climate transition, positive impact finance, energy efficiency and integrating ESG and long term in fiduciary duty definitions. She is also the chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative Investment Committee.