Karlijn Van Lierop
Karlijn Van Lierop joined the business in January as the Dutch Responsible Investment Product Specialist, to drive BMO GAM’s Responsible Engagement Overlay (reo®) business in Holland.
In her new position, Karlijn will work closely with the Dutch client management team to build and extend reo® clients, while working closely with the team in London to develop innovative new solutions for clients in The Netherlands.
Prior to joining BMO GAM Karlijn spent nearly a decade at MN Asset Management (3rd largest institutional asset manager in The Netherlands) where she was a Director of Responsible Investment, heading the ESG team and responsible for building and developing a range of ESG and climate strategies, including MN’s Climate Engagement Program, Biodiversity Program and Impact Investing programme focussed on energy transition. Karlijn was an IIGCC board member and one of the founders and management committee members of Platform Living Wage Financials.
Karlijn started her career as a Consultant at CSR consultancy firm Good Company. Then joined the Center for Sustainability at Nyenrode University where she worked as a lecturer and researcher. Before moving to the financial industry, Karlijn was the Sustainability manager at Trade organisation MVO where she founded and chaired the Dutch Taskforce on Sustainable Palm Oil.
Karlijn holds a MSc in Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam.