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Realising success with active ownership

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How can funds develop a framework to transition to sustainability? This...

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Realising success with active ownership

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CMSF 2020 Investment  Business operations  Governance  ESG



Featuring case studies on active ownership activities, this session will identify the ways in which funds can develop a framework that transitions their organisation to a more sustainable footing.

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Tjerk Huysinga, Executive Vice President Investor Relations, Shell (NLD)

Tjerk Huysinga was born in Leiden, the Netherlands. He graduated at the Groningen University in 1987 (Business Economics) and, after concluding his military service with the Royal Dutch Navy, joined the Shell Group in 1989. His first position was Assistant Treasurer for Shell’s metals marketing and trading business (Billiton).

He then joined Shell’s chemicals business to work as a business analyst and in a second assignment as the controller of Shell Nederland Chemie at Shell’s Pernis site in the Netherlands. In 1996 Tjerk moved to the United Kingdom to join Shell Trading as the finance advisor in the crude oil trading business. After this assignment he was part of the leadership team establishing Shell’s European Gas and Power trading business as the General Manager Finance and IT.

During the period 2002 to 2006 Tjerk held the position as Vice President Finance and Planning for Shell Energy Europe, the organization which managed all Shell’s gas and power trading, wholesale and industrial & commercial activities across Europe.

From 2006 to 2012 Tjerk was Vice President Investor Relations, responsible for all contacts and relationship management with current and potential institutional shareholders of Royal Dutch Shell outside of North America.

In February 2013, Tjerk was appointed Vice President Controller Upstream and Projects and Technology, where he has got a global remit on all controlling activities across Shell’s upstream businesses.

Since October 2017, Tjerk is Executive Vice President Investor Relations.

Tjerk is married with Suzanne, a medical doctor, and they have got three daughters. Tjerk enjoys playing tennis, running, cooking and reading.

Sylvia van Waveren, Director, Active Ownership, Robeco (NLD)

Sylvia is a senior Engagement Specialist in the Active Ownership team of Robeco since April 2010. She enters into intense dialogues with invested companies on ESG topics encouraging the companies to make improvements in their sustainability profile. Sylvia is a member of various Working Group in the PRI, IIGCC, PCAF, and ICCR. Sylvia is a co-lead (together with Church of England PB) in the CA100+ initiative for Royal Dutch Shell. In 2019 she joined the Steering Committee of the Global Mining and Tailings Safety Initiative. She regularly presents at conferences and delivers publications.

She started her career with Centraal Beheer (now called Achmea) in 1988 and moved to PGGM in 1990 where she held positions as senior Portfolio Manager at the investment department. She holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Tilburg, is a chartered investment analyst (RBA, CEFA) and is registered with the Dutch Securities Institute (DSI) and the Pension fund board (RPB).


Louise Davidson AM, Chief Executive Officer, ACSI

Louise is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Superannuation Investors (ACSI). ACSI is a collaboration of Australian and international superannuation funds that collectively manage more than $2.2 trillion in assets. ACSI’s objective is to improve the environmental, social and governance performance of the companies in which our members invest.

Appointed CEO in April 2015, Louise has more than 20 years senior expertise in the financial services and superannuation industry.  She joined ACSI from Cbus, where, as Investment Manager, ESG, she was responsible for the integration of ESG issues within Cbus’ investment processes.

In 2015 Louise was named Victoria’s Local Hero in the Australian of the Year Awards for her work as the co-founder of the Mother’s Day Classic Walk/Run for Breast Cancer Research.  Established in 1998, this national event has raised over $37m for breast cancer research.  In 2019, Louise was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to the superannuation and funds management sectors, and to breast cancer research.

Louise is the Chair of the Mother’s Day Classic Foundation, a Director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and a Director of the Board of the International Integrated Reporting initiative.

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