As Triodos Bank is pursuing its mission to make money work for positive social, environmental and cultural change, there is a need to have a deep understanding of the social and economic context in which the bank is operating.

As Chief Economist, Hans Stegeman and his team will offer economic research, analyses and thought leadership about the way our economy and society operate and interact for Triodos Investment Management and for the countries where Triodos Bank has banking activities (Netherlands, Belgium, German, Spain, United Kingdom). He will take the lead on Triodos Bank’s impact strategy, working on our vision on the necessary societal transitions and long-term objectives for Triodos Bank.

Jacco Minnaar, Chief Commercial Officer: “We believe the global economy needs to fit within the planetary boundaries, while providing all people with the tools and resources they need to have fulfilling lives. This requires a deep systemic transformation. To contribute to this transformation and make informed decisions, we need to continuously reflect on what is needed. This is the role of our Chief Economist and we are very pleased Hans Stegeman will take on this responsibility.”

Prior to his appointment, Hans Stegeman worked as Chief Investment Strategist at Triodos Investment Management. He has a longstanding track record in research and in the financial industry. Prior to joining Triodos Investment Management in 2017 he worked at Rabobank in several roles, among others as Chief Economist Netherlands. He started his career at CPB Netherlands bureau for economic policy analysis.