International asset manager Robeco has hired Lucian Peppelenbos to join its SI Center of Expertise team, in the newly created position of Climate Strategist.

Robeco’s SI Center brings together its investment professionals focused on sustainable investing. The center consists of four pillars: SI Thought Leadership, SI Client Portfolio Management, SI Research, and Active Ownership. The team is headed by Carola van Lamoen, in addition to her role as Robeco’s Head of Active Ownership.

Lamoen said:

“We are excited to have Lucian onboard as it helps to further bolster our climate change expertise and strategy. He’s a highly respected and well-known professional in the area of sustainable investing. With his many years of experience we have found someone that can help further shape our climate strategy, and take our efforts to combat climate change aligned with the Paris Climate Agreement to the next level.”

Prior to joining Robeco, Peppelenbos worked for 3 years at APG Asset Management, in the role of Senior Responsible Investment and Governance Specialist, responsible for ESG integration in investment portfolios and engagement with investee companies with a focus on climate change. Before APG, he spent nearly 8 years at IDH, The Sustainable Trade Initiative.

In his new position, Peppelenbos will be responsible for further developing and enhancing Robeco and RobecoSAM’s climate change strategy to help ensure it remains a leading practice. He will also chair the climate change task force and help establish further steps in lowering the carbon footprint of Robeco’s investments, transitioning to a lower carbon economy.

Peppelenbos said:

“I am pleased to join Robeco, and I very much look forward to working with and being part of a team that has decades of experience in sustainable investing. Robeco is a global leader in sustainable investing, and I am convinced that this, combined with my background, will lead to further concrete action for Robeco to progress towards a low-carbon economy.”