Eurosif Appoints Executive Director

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – On Monday, June 24th, the Eurosif board appointed Victor van Hoorn (pictured) as the organisation’s new Executive Director. He will start working in this function in Brussels on  August 28th.

    van Hoorn joins Eurosif from Hume Brophy in Brussels where he is currently the Head of Financial Services. Hume Brophy is an international communications firm specialising in public relations, investor relations, public affairs, and corporate and financial communications. van Hoorn is a graduate of Maastricht and Georgetown Universities, and Sciences Po in Paris. He is also a lawyer admitted to the New York bar and the Amsterdam bar.

    Eurosif is a pan European Sustainable and Responsible Investment association. It advocates for a more sustainable financial system. The new Executive Director joins following the strategic review carried out by Eurosif in 2019.  This appointment marks an important next phase for the pan-European responsible investment organisation. Having been one of the main contributors in the evolution of the Action Plan through its role on the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group, and through feedback from its Sustainable Investment Forum (SIF) members, the organisation says it will now turn its attention to supporting its members with the implementation of the EU Action Plan.

    van Hoornwill will lead the implementation of its recommendations and strengthen the links between Eurosif’s members across Europe and the EU’s institutions to support the successful implementation of the EU Sustainable Finance Action Plan, the EU Green Deal and the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy that will be unveiled by the European Commission towards the end of the year.

    “I am delighted to be joining Eurosif at a critical juncture for the European sustainable finance agenda where Eurosif has a unique role to play in promoting SRI/ESG investments across Europe,” Victor van Hoorn said. “I look forward to working with the member SIFs and expanding the member firms’ membership of Eurosif.”

    The next three years will be challenging for the asset management industry and investors in implementing the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, the EU Taxonomy, the EU Benchmarks Regulation and the EcoLabel, with the aim of further developing a vibrant European Sustainable and Responsible Investment (SRI) market. Eurosif looks forward to acting as a bridge between EU policymakers, investors and member SIFs in making this a success story,

    “The Board is delighted to have Victor join Eurosif at a pivotal moment in the development of both the organisation and for sustainable finance in Europe,” Will Oulton, Chair of Eurosif, said. “His expertise and knowledge of the European regulatory and policy agenda, and how it relates to the financial services industry, are experience and qualities that the board was specifically seeking in an Executive Director to lead Eurosif and deliver its strategy. Eurosif is well placed to play an important role in the development of the European capital markets and in supporting the delivery of the EU’s ambitious plans. We are looking forward to working with Victor as he builds an effective organisation helping its members navigate such an exciting and challenging agenda.”

    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.

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