Karlijn van Lierop

Head of reo - Columbia Threadneedle Investments

Karlijn van Lierop is head of reo®, our Responsible Engagement Overlay service. Karlijn joined in January 2022 and works closely with the product specialists and the Dutch client management team to build and extend reo® clients and develop innovative new solutions. Prior to joining the group, Karlijn spent nearly a decade at MN Asset Management where she was a Director of Responsible Investment, heading the ESG team and responsible for building and developing a range of ESG and climate strategies, including MN’s Climate Engagement Program, Biodiversity Program and Impact Investing Program focused on energy transition.

Karlijn was an IIGCC  board member and one of the founders and management committee members of Platform Living Wage Financials. Before joining the financial industry Karlijn worked as a Sustainability consultant and manager for over 10 years. She holds a MSc in Public Administration from Erasmus University Rotterdam.