Adrie is responsible for the team that drives both the development and implementation of the responsible investing (RI) approach of NN Investment Partners (NN IP) and to embed ESG in the investment and research process. He is responsible for the overall RI approach and the development of NN IP’s vision and ambition on the topic of responsible investment.
Adrie has an MSc in Social Anthropology from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and has been working in the field of corporate responsibility and responsible investing since 1996. He played an active part in the development of integrating sustainable factors into the decision making process of selecting investments in his previous roles, first at a privately owned asset manager and later at ING Bank’s Investment Office focusing both on selecting investment funds that integrate ESG factors and on rising awareness of the relevance of these factors towards clients. From analysing sustainable strategies at companies and methodologies to incorporate these performances into metrics, he switched to the strategic Sustainability department at ING Group Amsterdam and later moved to Brussel to work on the sustainability agenda of ING Belgium as Head of Sustainability of ING Belgium.
Adrie has been a member of several sounding boards such as F&C Investments (BMO Global Asset Management) as well as an active participant in stakeholder dialogues of companies like KPN, DSM, Philips, AkzoNobel and Heineken. He also participates in panels, conferences addressing the topic of sustainability, company strategy and the role of finance and investments. Adrie represents NN IP in several affiliations and is a guest lecturer at universities and business schools such as Vlerick in Brussels, Antwerpen Management School and University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands.
Adrie is a board member of ABIS, ABUS, The Academy of Business in Society is a global network of over 100 companies and academic institutions whose expertise, commitment and resources are leveraged to invest in a more sustainable future for business in society. ABIS’ mission is to advance the role of business in society by contributing to the debate and the practice involved in equipping current and future business leaders with the knowledge, skills and capabilities for the long-term success of business in society. He is a former member of the ESG label eligibility committee of Luxflags ESG label in Luxembourg. In addition Adrie participated in the post academic Trans European Program in Corporate Social responsibility (TEMPO HEI) initiated by the EU in 2011-12 at multiple European universities.