“Climate change is increasingly recognised as a key systemic risk that investors need to address as part of their fiduciary duty and broader responsibilities as responsible investors. In the light of this development, Ortec Finance has decided to launch its new team ‘Strategic Climate Solutions’. Where to date most climate-related risk data sets and stress testing tools tend to be stand-alone products, we see a clear opportunity to integrate this information into Ortec Finance’s existing unique technology and solutions. This allows us to bring ‘climate’ into the mainstream of our bespoke strategic investment advisory services.
The new team will be led by Willemijn Verdegaal and Lisa Eichler, who each have more than 10 years of experience in mainstreaming climate-related risks and opportunities into investment decision making, corporate strategy, public policy making and financial regulation, including for leading Dutch pension funds, the Dutch government, the European Commission and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. ”