Netherlands-based asset manager NN Investment Partners (NN IP) announced today the appointment of Adrie Heinsbroek to the newly created position of Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO). According to NN IP, the role of the CSO will be to advise the Board on sustainability matters and challenges, and their implications for the entire organisation to help ensure the company remains at the forefront of responsible investing.

Heinsbroek brings significant experience in sustainable investing to his new role. He joined NN IP in 2017 as Principal Responsible Investment. Prior to NN IP, Heinsbroek held several sustainable investing related roles at ING, including serving as Head of Sustainability at ING Belgium, responsible for the strategic direction and implementation of sustainability at the bank, and the integration and impact of initiatives and programs to drive sustainable progress for the benefit of society.

In his new role, Heinsbroek will be responsible for bringing external developments that shape our operational surroundings and society, such as increased regulations and climate change, directly to the NN IP Board, and will advise the Board on NN IP’s own footprint and sustainability, as well as enabling the further implementation of NN IP’s RI approach into its investment strategies. Heinsbroek will continue to report to Arnoud Diemers, Head of Innovation and Responsible Investing Platform, and will additionally take on a direct advisory role to Satish Bapat, CEO of NN IP.

Bapat said:

“As a responsible investor, we aim to improve both our clients’ returns and the world we live in. We do this by looking beyond financial performance, because the people we work for and with, represent more than just the investments we manage. Today’s announcement illustrates our strong commitment as a responsible investor. With Adrie’s extensive knowledge and expertise, I’m confident that we can remain at the forefront of sustainability developments and responsible investing, and can continue to deliver on our clients’ responsible investing needs.”