Manuel Adamini

Climate Bonds Initiative

Manuel is an expert in institutional responsible investing. He is a frequent speaker and moderator at large high-level conferences as well as smaller roundtable working sessions. He has contributed to numerous publications in international and Dutch retail and institutional media, both mainstream and specialised, by interview or through his own submissions.

Manuel has a deep understanding of climate-related investment risks and opportunities, with a focus on green/climate bonds. He is particularly interested in finding ways to protect green market integrity at reasonable cost, with maximum benefits for the environment, issuers and investors alike.At Climate Bonds Initiative, Manuel works as a Director, responsible for our Partnership programme, investor network, and advisory services. Since he has joined, Manuel has significantly strengthened our approach to Partners 


outreach, recruitment and support; has deepened our dialogue with and support from investors; and brought in important new funding from corporate stakeholders.

Until early 2015, Manuel had served as Head of Responsible Investing at Dutch EUR 55 bln asset manager ACTIAM for seven years. While at ACTIAM, Manuel secured CIO approval to commit EUR 1 bln to green / climate bonds. In a very short period of time, Manuel brought his company international market credibility as a major climate bonds buyer and thought leader. Further, Manuel served as an (alternate) member on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative’s (EITI) International Board, representing 90 investors globally worth USD 19 trillion.