Manuel is an expert in institutional responsible investing, with a deep understanding of climate-related investment risks and opportunities, including green / climate bonds. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences and has contributed to numerous publications in retail and institutional media, both mainstream and specialised.
At Climate Bonds Initiative, Manuel works as a Director, responsible for our Partnership programme, investor network, and advisory services. Until early 2015, Manuel had served as Head of Responsible Investing at Dutch EUR 55 bln asset manager ACTIAM for seven years.
Earlier in his career, Manuel had worked with Fortis, at the time a major international bank-assurance company. He had initiated and implemented a climate strategy for carbon neutrality on a global scope, including business opportunities like carbon and green banking.
Manuel has fluent command of the Dutch, German and English languages, and a professional working proficiency in French.