The ever changing nature of the world today, from the global demographic to the climate is creating a new wave of challenges. The development in health and science is leading to a higher life expectancy, which is producing a growing middle class eager to consume. This growth of consumers, is pressuring the worlds natural resources. This is leading to a positive evolution of our sources of energy, however it is also leading to the rise of global warming and the severe damage to the planet.
These challenges are leading companies to take on an innovative role in order to overcome such hurdles.. The roles of energy efficiency and green mobility, combined with water and air treatment are becoming increasingly important in the international community.
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Socially Responsible Investment Specialist | BNP Paribas Fortis
Valerie holds a Bachelor's degree in commercial engineering at ICHEC (3 years) and also a Master's degree in Finance and Economics from HEC Montréal (Canada) (2 years) Valerie has spent 7 years with BNP Paribas in Belgium and China. She has worked in areas such as: • International Associate: several missions within the bank : branch, credit, securitisation, private banking + a mission in Shanghai for l’Atelier BNP Paribas (4 months) (1.5 years in total) • Wealth Management Brussels and French desk (Private Banking above 5 million euros): commercial development (1.5 years) • Investment communication within Private Banking: (3.5 years) inform clients and private bankers about market evolution, portfolio transactions and returns. It included one-on-one portfolio briefings, conferences, videos and webinars. • Socially Responsible Investment specialist within Private Banking: selection of external and internal SRI funds for our portfolio, portfolio management as well as conferences and debriefing for clients. (since September 2017) Her current major interests are in investing in start up companies