13 JUN, 2023
By RankiaPro Europe
Dr. Marc Palahi Chief Nature Officer at LOIM.
Lombard Odier Investment Managers (“LOIM”) today announces the appointment of Dr. Marc Palahi as Chief Nature Officer, as part of the firm’s continued drive to bolster its sustainability expertise and capabilities through the addition of industry-leading talent.
Marc is a strategically important hire, following the recent launch of holistiQ Investment Partners (“holistiQ”), a dedicated sustainable investment platform within LOIM that will invest in critical themes of the environmental transition with a dedicated pillar on nature-based solutions.
Marc is an internationally recognised expert on forests, circular bioeconomy and global change with over two decades of experience in leading scientific initiatives, including the directorship of the European Forest Institute.
In his new role, Marc is responsible for further developing the nature strategy within holistiQ’s sustainable investment platform. In addition to enhancing the platform’s nature-focused investment offering, Marc will integrate Nature centrally across holistiQ’s sustainability research activities, which provide intelligence and connectivity across all LOIM’s core businesses.
Furthermore, Marc’s extensive knowledge and experience will be leveraged to create new tools and investment solutions that support the phase-out of carbon-intensive economic activity in favour of nature-based models, ultimately driving investment that contributes towards nature restoration, while further positioning holistiQ as a global leader in the distribution of nature-positive strategies.
Marc joins from the European Forest Institute, where he worked since 2007 and where he was the Director since 2015. In this role, Marc was responsible for driving the Institute’s development as a pan-European science-policy platform and working to connect knowledge to action at the interface of science, policy and business. Marc holds a PhD in forestry and economics and has authored and contributed to over 40 scientific publications over the course of his career.