Philippe Zaouati is CEO of Mirova*, a BPCE owned asset management company dedicated to responsible investments, of which he was at the origin of the creation. Mirova AUM are about €4.5bn across asset classes, inc. equities, bonds, impact investing and infrastructure.
He was formerly Deputy CEO of Natixis Asset Management**, one of the asset management company of BPCE Group with € 294bAuM, where he was responsible for business development and responsible investments. He had before different responsibilities within CDC Group, La Banque Postale and Credit Agricole.
Philippe Zaouati has been very much involved for the last six years in the development of responsible finance in France and in Europe. He published a book about Responsible Investments in 2009. From 2012 to 2014, he was Chairman the Responsible Investments Working Group of the European Fund and Asset Management Association (EFAMA) and a Board member of the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). He is a board member of the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).
He has taken numerous initiatives at the European level, including the creation, under the roof of Cambridge University, of the Investment Leaders Group (ILG) which gathers 12 CEOs of asset managers and asset owners from all over the world. He is also a member of the Green Growth Group for Business.
He has actively contributed to the report about positive economy chaired by Jacques Attali. He is finally a member of the French government platform about CSR.
Philippe Zaouati is graduated from the Statistics and Economics School (ENSAE) and member of the French Actuaries Society.
*Mirova is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis Asset Management.
**Natixis Asset Management is an affiliate of Natixis Global Asset Management, wholly-owned subsidiary of Natixis.
Source: Natixis Asset Management – December 30, 2013