Harald Walkate is Head of Responsible Investment (ESG) at Natixis Investment Managers. Previously, he worked for Aegon for fifteen years in different capacities, lastly as Global Head of Responsible Investment at Aegon Asset Management. His work in ESG has included working with portfolio managers and analysts to integrate ESG considerations into investments, active ownership, policy and organizational issues, and identifying positive impact investment opportunities within different asset classes, with a particular focus on blended finance. He is also an advisor to the Impact Management Project and on the board of the AIF Center for ESG and Sustainable Finance.
Harald regularly speaks at conferences and seminars on the topics of responsible investment, impact investment and social enterprise.
A former corporate attorney, Harald also has significant experience in international business development and M&A and holds a law degree (Leiden University) and an MBA (University of Chicago – Booth). Harald is married to Eliane and lives in Amsterdam with their 3 children. In what little free time remains, Harald is active as a jazz pianist and has performed with some of the Netherlands’ leading professional musicians.