Matt Christensen

Global Head of Responsible Investment, AXA Investment Managers

Matt has directed the responsible and impact investment activities of AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) since joining in 2011. His key recent projects include the implementation of an ESG integration approach across AXA’s asset classes as well as the development of impact investment fund strategies. He has been a leading voice in the fields of responsible and impact investment and was a member of the European Commission’s Co-ordination Committee to explore the future of sustainability policy.

He previously held the position of Founding Executive Director of the research institute Eurosif from 2002 until his appointment at AXA IM. Prior to that, Matt advised European clients as a strategy consultant with Braxton Associates/Deloitte Consulting, before becoming business development director of the Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company.

He holds MBA and MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania through the Wharton/Lauder program. Matt resides in Paris with his wife and 3 children, and was born and raised in the Bay Area.

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