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Carlos Joly Fellow

Carlos Joly, Fellow

As a CISL Fellow, Carlos explores in theory and practice what it means to engage in responsible investment. He is the architect and prime mover of the Investment Leaders Group, established with the vision and support of Natixis Asset Management and CISL in association with 11 other major institutional asset owners and managers.


Carlos is an investor with over 20 years’ experience experimenting and applying environmental and social criteria in portfolio management. He was Chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee of Natixis Asset Management and designed the Natixis Impact Fund—Climate Change. He is also a co-founder and was Chair of the UNEP Finance Initiative and its Asset Management Working Group for over 10 years. He Co-Chaired the Expert Group that drafted the UN Principles of Responsible Investment and also served on the Commission d´Investissement Socialement Responsable of Paris Europlace-Euronext, and advised the Fonds de Reserve de France on SRI manager selection. 

Carlos has taught at the Ecole Supérieure de Commerce, Toulouse as Visiting Professor of Finance and Sustainable Development. He has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Yale, Kellogg Business School, Haute Ecole de Commerce, Université de Paris-Dauphine, and the Chartered Financial Analyst Institute. He has an A.M. in Philosophy from Harvard University, where he was lucky enough to learn ethics from John Rawls, philosophy of science from Hilary Putnam, and logic from Willard Quine.

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