staying the course.

why sustainability is more important than ever.

“the sustainability storm”


4 July 2019, Netherlands

We look forward to welcoming you on the 4th July for our Sustainability seminar at Kasteel Woerden.

Join us for the opportunity to hear from keynote speaker, astronaut André Kuipers, who will be answering your questions in a moderated debate with Manuel Adamini (Professional Speaker, Moderator, Interviewer, climate change, environmental finance, (corporate) sustainability).

In addition to our industry partner Ortec Finance, we are pleased to welcome a number of leading experts in the field of sustainability: Marcel de Berg (Strategic impact ConnActor), Don Gerritsen (PRI’s Head of Benelux), Anne Gram (independent pension fund advisor and supervisor), Stuart Kinnersley (Co-founder and CIO at Affirmative IM) and Maarten Vleeschhouwer (policy advisor for the EC action plan on sustainable financing).

As a thank you to our speakers and panelists for participating, we will make a donation to the charity “ Floorghana“, a Dutch foundation supporting for small-scale projects to improve living conditions in developing countries.

The majority of the seminar will be in Dutch.



Please contact us to register to attend this event. The event is for professional investors only. Spaces are limited. 

Ilse Hoos
T +31 20 8546 092


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12:45 Registratie en ontvangst
13:15 Welkomstwoord
13:30 Interview met André Kuipers, astronaut & ambassadeur van de aarde door Manuel Adamini, Professional Speaker, Moderator, Interviewer, climate change, environmental finance, (corporate) sustainability
Het stappenplan voor het vaststellen van uw ESG beleid
Don Gerritsen, PRI’s Head of Benelux
Panel discussie “Ga aan de slag!”: hoe integreert u ESG en creëert u de juiste impact
Marcel de Berg, Strategic impact ConnActor
Willemijn Verdegaal, Co-head Strategic Climate Solutions Ortec Finance
Anne Gram, Onafhankelijke beleggingsexpert
Bruno Rauis, Head of Carbon Delta’s London Office
Foort Hamelink, Associate Professor aan de VU en ESG solutions LOIM
15:30 Pauze
15:45 De duurzame financiële ‘taxonomie’ – wat houdt het in?
Maarten Vleeschhouwer, EC-beleidsadviseur: actieplan voor duurzame financiering)
Vergroening in fixed income - climate bonds en het verlagen van CO2 uitstoot
Stuart Kinnersley, Co-founder and CIO of Affirmative Investment Management (AIM)
Q&A with Emma Cusworth, Head of LOIM Content
16:45 Verantwoord beleggen: een fiduciaire plicht
Carolina Minio-Paluello, Global head Solutions LOIM
17:15 Borrel


Kasteel Woerden
Kasteel 3
3441 BZ Woerden 


Parking and directions

The castle has a parking area with 55 parking spots. The parking area has a barrier. 
If the parking area of Kasteel Woerden is full, you can use the parking garage signposted P+R Defensieterrein. 
Before leaving the venue you can collect your exit ticket at the reception desk.

Please enter the address below for navigation to the venue:

If you are travelling by train, the train station is called “Woerden” (Dutch rail website:, about an hour from Amsterdam.
Kasteel Woerden is a 10mn walk from Woerden station.



Read the full biographies here.

Dr. André Kuipers
Astronaut & ambassadeur van de aarde
Manuel Adamini
Professional Speaker, Moderator, Interviewer climate change, environmental finance, (corporate) sustainability
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Marcel de Berg
Strategic transition ConnActor
Anna de Jong-Wakley
Head of Sales and Solutions BeNeLux at LOIM
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Lisa Eichler
Co-head Strategic Climate Solutions at Ortec Finance
Don Gerritsen
Head of Benelux, PRI
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Anne Gram​
Independent investment expert and internal supervisor
Dr. Foort Hamelink
ESG research and Solutions at LOIM
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Stuart Kinnersley
Co-founder and CIO of Affirmative Investment Management (AIM)
Dr. Carolina Minio-Paluello
Global Head of Solutions, Limited Partner at LOIM
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Bruno Rauis
Head of Carbon Delta’s London Office
Willemijn Slingenberg-Verdegaal
Co-head Strategic Climate Solutions at Ortec Finance
Maarten Vleeschhouwer
Policy Officer at the European Commission 

 the full biographies here.


Please contact us to register to attend this event. The event is for professional investors only. Spaces are limited. 


Ilse Hoos
T +31 20 8546 092