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Jane Ambachtsheer is Global Head of Sustainability at BNP Paribas Asset Management, where she sits on the Executive Committee and Investment Committee, as well as the BNP Paribas AM France Board of Directors.
Jane leads BNPP AM’s ambitious approach to sustainability, including the firm’s Sustainability Centre, which undertakes innovative research and policy development, guides BNPP AM’s investment stewardship and industry engagement activities, and supports investment teams in accessing, integrating and reporting on ESG factors. On the business side, Jane is also responsible for BNPP AM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (‘CSR’) approach, ensuring the firm’s day-to-day activities reflect the high standards it expects from companies.
Jane is an active participant in a number of key industry initiatives, including as a member of the FSB Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), a Trustee of CDP, and a strategic contributor to the PRI’s Inevitable Policy Response climate program.
Jane regularly researches, writes and speaks on topics addressing the intersection of sustainability and climate with finance and investment. Previously, she was an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and a Research Affiliate at the University Oxford Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. Since 2020, Jane has been included in the annual list of ‘100 Most Influential Women in European Finance’. In 2020, she was named 'Investment Leader of the Year' by Environmental Finance, and received 'Asset Management Leader of the Year – France' in the 2021 Women in Finance Awards. Jane lives in Toronto with her husband and two daughters.