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Erik Breen

Head of SRI at Triodos Investment Management


Erik Breen is Chair of the IIRC's Integrated Reporting Framework Panel. His main tole is Head of SRI at Triodos Investment Management, responsible for the further development of Triodos Investment Management’s investment activities in public markets. Triodos Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, is a globally recognised leader in impact investing and manages 19 sustainable investment funds, with a total value of EUR 2.5 billion at year-end 2013

Erik was the Chair of the Board of Governors of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) for six years 2010-2016. He also co-convened the ICGN Taskforce for Corporate Risk Oversight. At Eumedion, he was Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board of Eumedion 2011 to 2017. He also chaired Eumedion’s Investment Committee from 2006 to 2010.

He holds a Master of Econometrics from the University of Groningen, earned an EFFAS CFA and is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Erik has the ambition to (re) connect the power of (institutional) capital with the beneficiaries’ non-financial values through a realistic business-driven approach.

 He began his career with Robeco in 1996 and held positions as senior Portfolio Manager at various teams at the investment department. He was fund manager of Robeco Duurzaam Aandelen (Sustainable Equity Fund) from 2002 to 2012. Erik founded Robeco’s voting and engagement activities in 2004 and was the architect behind Robeco’s Responsible Investment strategy. Erik left Robeco in 2013 in his last position as Senior Vice President and head of the Responsible Investing department.

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