Erik Breen

Erik Breen

Chair of the Board of Governors

Erik Breen is Chair of the Board of Governors of ICGN (International Corporate Governance Network).  He was co-convener of ICGN’s Taskforce for Corporate Risk Oversight. Erik is Treasurer and a member of the Executive Board of Eumedion since 2011. He chaired Eumedion’s Investment Committee from 2006 to 2010. Erik is a Council Member of the IIRC since 2013.

Erik is Manager SRI at Triodos Investment Management. He is responsible for the further development of Triodos Investment Management’s investment activities in public markets. Triodos Investment Management, a wholly owned subsidiary of Triodos Bank, is a globally recognised leader in impact investing and manages 19 sustainable investment funds, with a total value of EUR 2.5 billion at year-end 2013.

He holds a Master of Econometrics from the University of Groningen, earned an EFFAS CFA and is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute. Erik has the ambition to (re) connect the power of (institutional) capital with the beneficiaries’ non-financial values through a realistic business-driven approach.

He began his career with Robeco in 1996 and held positions as senior Portfolio Manager at various teams at the investment department. He was fund manager of Robeco Duurzaam Aandelen (Sustainable Equity Fund) from 2002 to 2012. Erik founded Robeco’s voting and engagement activities in 2004 and was the architect behind Robeco’s Responsible Investment strategy. Erik left Robeco in 2013 in his last position as Senior Vice President and head of the Responsible Investing department.