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Guido Veul

ESG Manager Sustainable & Impact Equity

Presentation: Active ESG in passive equity investments

The trend towards sustainable and passive investing is there to stay. Combining both can lead to considerable challenges. Passively replicating a mainstream benchmark leads to exposure to companies engaging in unsustainable activities. Tracking sustainable indices can expose investors to portfolio tilts and a different risk-reward profile than traditional benchmarks. A passive approach with a smart sustainable selection is needed.


Guido Veul is Client Portfolio Manager and ESG Manager in the Sustainable & Impact Equity team of NN Investment Partners, which manages EUR 20 bn in assets. His responsibilities include ESG screening of the NN Enhanced Index Sustainable Equity range. Guido has more than 20 years’ experience in sustainable equities, having launched his first sustainable equity fund in the year 2000. He joined NNIP in 2010. Guido is a CFA charterholder and holds an MSc in Industrial Engineering & Management.


NN Investment Partners is the asset manager of NN Group nv, is headquartered in The Hague, The Netherlands, and manages approximately EUR 298 bln in assets for institutions and individual investors worldwide. We employ over 900 staff and are active in 15 countries across Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. In Belgium we have a strong footprint in Multi-Asset and Responsible Investing and we focus a lot on tailor-made servicing and educational support.