As Managing Director Global Responsible Investment & Governance Claudia Kruse is part of the management team of APG Asset Management reporting into the CIO/ Board. APG manages over EUR 400bn on behalf of Dutch pension funds. Her fifteen people strong team implements the responsible investment policy on behalf of APG and its clients across all asset classes. The focus is on active ownership, ESG integration tailored to the specific investment strategies and investing in solutions that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals.
Before joining APG in 2009, she worked on the buy and sell-side in Responsible Investing in London for almost a decade. She has been appointed to the German Corporate Governance Code Commission in 2016 and is a member of the EU Expert Group on Sustainable Finance since January 2017. She is on the Board of Eumedion, the Dutch Corporate Governance Platform as well as the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). In 2016 she was voted CIO Europe’s Next Generation CIO Award winner.
Claudia holds a MA in International Management and Chinese, as well as an MSc Tourism & Development (UCL, London), and has lived and worked in China in the 1990s on environmental education. She has inter alia published on the Governance of Sustainability and the integration of ESG factors into remuneration which reflects her strong belief in the connection between good governance and sustainability.