Pierin Menzli has more than 15 years of experience in institutional asset management with a focus on sustainable investing. He recently assumed responsability for all thematic equities strategies at Bank J. Safra Sarasin. Pierin joined the bank as Head of Sustainable Investment Research in 2013. In this role he launched the second generation of sustainable investing, with a focus on performance an impact- based strategies built on in-depth research and innovation. He re-established the Bank's external Advisory Council that allows the bank to work in close partnership with international academic partners. He is a co-founder and member of the board of Contrat Capital, a specialist advisory consultancy in sustainable investing. Pierin is a current board member of Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF). He contributed to the launch of the first sustainable investments tool kit for Swiss asset owners. From 2002 until 2010, Pierin worked at SAM (now RobecoSAM), where he was the Head of Research being responsible for an international analyst team. He is a regular speaker at national and international investor conferences. Pierin hold a Master of Arts with specialization in environnmental economics from the University of St. Gallen.