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Olivier Jaeggi
Managing Director

Olivier Jaeggi is ECOFACT’s Managing Director.

He believes that the financial sector needs to adopt strategies that allow it to mitigate the risks and capitalize on the benefits of emerging opportunities related to sustainability and its challenges. Most of the world’s vehicles, homes, aircraft, and enterprises are insured and/or financed in one way or another. This implies a huge opportunity for the financial sector to influence a change in behaviors and business practices that would otherwise give rise to financial risk and threaten global growth.

Prior to founding ECOFACT in 1998, Olivier worked in credit risk control at UBS, where he oversaw environmental risk management. He graduated from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich with a degree in environmental engineering and completed executive education programs at Harvard Business School and the University of Oxford. He is a member of the Sustainable Finance Working Group of the Institute of International Finance as well as the subject matter expert advisory group on reputational risk of the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA). He regularly contributes to the MIT Sloan Management Review’s sustainability blog. Olivier has been a guest lecturer at the University of Zurich and has also lectured at the ETH Zurich and other universities.

January 3, 2020
It’s All Change in 2020

One thing is certain: 2020 is going to see tremendous change in sustainable finance. This will apply to any financial institution with ties to the EU.

October 10, 2019
Norm-based Screening May Not Be What You Think It Is

It is essential that investors conduct due diligence for responsible business conduct if they wish to meet international due diligence expectations.

June 1, 2019
Smoking Heads[1]

Tobacco has now become a more complex ESG issue. Tobacco companies may be a risky investment - regardless of their ESG ratings.

March 15, 2019
Are Insurance Brokers’ Exposing Themselves to Risk?

Plaintiffs may argue that brokers have knowingly undermined the attempts of insurers and their supervisors to support climate policy objectives.

December 16, 2018
If your time to you is worth savin’ / Then you better start swimmin’ / Or you’ll sink like a stone / For the times they are a-changin’ (Bob Dylan)

December is a good time to look back at how the sustainable finance debate has evolved in 2018. It has definitely been an interesting and eventful year.

September 22, 2018
Understanding Sustainable Finance

More effective sustainable finance strategies require a better understanding of sustainable finance. This book chapter provides a comprehensive introduction.

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