Matt Christensen is currently the global head of sustainability and impact investing at Allianz Global Investors. Christensen supports the development of new socially responsible investment products as well as leads the continued integration of ESG factors across AllianzGI’s existing range of public markets products, including stewardship activities.
Before this, Matt worked at AXA IM as Global Head of Responsible Investment, responsible for directing, implementing and overseeing the development of an impact investment program and the integration of ESG criteria across asset classes and multi-asset solutions. Matt has been a leading voice in the field of responsible investment and was a member of the European commission’s coordination committee to explore the future of sustainability policy and legislation in the EU, a position he held until joining AXA IM.
Prior to AXA IM, Matt was a Founding Director at Eurosif, the leading European responsible investment think tank, where he worked for nine years. Before that, he was a Business Development Director at Motley Fool. Prior to that, Matt was a Strategy Consultant at both Braxton Associates and Deloitte Consulting.
Matt has held Board positions with impact funds in the alternatives arena, including a listed private equity fund on the London Stock Exchange, and as Vice President of one of the largest microfinance funds.
Matt holds an MBA and an MA in international political economy from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton.