Matt Christensen is Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing with AllianzGI, which he joined in 2020. As a Member of the AllianzGI Investment Executive Committee, he is responsible for accelerating the growth of Impact Investing as part of the company’s private markets platform; he leads the continued integration of ESG factors across AllianzGI’s existing range of public markets products, including stewardship activities; and supports the development of new sustainable investment products. In addition, he has investment oversight for the company’s impact investments. As part of his larger role of influencing the shape of sustainable investing in private markets, Matt was elected in 2022 to a three-year term as GRESB Foundation Board Member to help steer the GRESB Standards.
Matt joined AllianzGI from AXA Investment Management, where he had been Global Head of Impact and Responsible Investment since 2011. Prior to this, he was the Founding Executive Director of Eurosif. Matt started his career as a strategy consultant before being appointed as Director of Business Development at the Motley Fool, where he led the company’s international expansion into continental Europe.
He holds MBA and MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania through the Wharton/Lauder program. He has held Board positions with various impact funds, including a listed private equity fund on the London Stock Exchange and as Vice President of one of the leading microfinance funds. Matt and his family reside in Paris.