Ivo Knoepfel, Dr.Sc.Techn., CIIA
Founder and Managing Partner, onValues (www.onValues.ch)
Ivo Knoepfel is the founder and managing director of onValues Ltd., a leading independent investment consulting firm with a focus on responsible and sustainable investment strategies. With approximately 10 billion euro assets under advice, onValues supports a wide range of international clients including pension funds, family offices, foundations and HNWIs.
Ivo is a member of the Swiss Financial Analyst Association, and a Certified International Investment Analyst and Swiss portfolio manager by training. He was previously Head of Rating and Index Research at SAM Sustainable Asset Management. In this function he was responsible for the methodology and selection process for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index family. Previously, he was Head of Corporate Environmental Management and Climate Change Adviser at Swiss Reinsurance, in charge of implementing the group’s sustainability strategy, and of supporting the integration of sustainability issues in investment and risk management.
Ivo studied process engineering at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), followed by post-graduate studies in environmental law, economics and science at the University of Zurich and a doctoral thesis on the life-cycle assessment of energy systems at ETH.
He regularly publishes on issues relevant to long-term and sustainable investing, and is a member of several industry bodies and associations. He has been a founding member of the UNEP Financial Services Insurance Initiative and a co-chair of the Global Reporting Initiative's Measurement Working Group. He is a member of SustainAbility’s Faculty of international experts in the field of sustainability.