Private credit specialist Colesco appoints Karin Pasha-Huizinga as Responsible Investment Officer
Utrecht, 04/10/2023 – Colesco, an innovative direct lender established to support leading European mid-market businesses in realizing their sustainable growth ambitions, has appointed Karin Pasha-Huizinga as Responsible Investment Officer. Backed by the Rabobank Group, a global cooperative financial institution with a rich heritage, Colesco is driven by a mission to unite capital and purpose.
Karin has almost 20 years of experience in investment and advisory management, with a focus on financial risk management and sustainability. Within Colesco, Karin will lead the development and implementation of Colesco’s firmwide Responsible Investment Framework. With her passion for sustainability and finance, she will be helping Colesco guide investor capital to facilitate the sustainable growth of mid-market companies.
Before joining Colesco, Karin was a partner at the Cardano Group, dedicated to sustainability and institutional investor servicing. She also oversaw the integration of sustainable investing specialist ACTIAM and gave strategic risk advice to Dutch pension funds.
Karin holds a MSc in Applied Physics, and a MSc in Risk Management from Delft University of Technology and VU Amsterdam respectively. She is also CFA Institute charter holder.
Colesco finances companies that are well-placed for the transition to a more sustainable society. Colesco's sustainable investing mindset is underpinned by the conviction that selecting and supporting these companies, yields better results for all stakeholders. Its investment approach targets - but is not limited to - companies with a strong potential to drive meaningful progress towards key pillars at the heart of Colesco: Sustainable Food, Energy Transition, and Inclusive Society.
Karin Pasha-Huizinga, Responsible Investment Officer at Colesco said:
"I have always had a passion for sustainability and a strong drive to work together with likeminded individuals and organisations, towards a more sustainable future. Colesco stood out to me as an innovative direct lender, at the forefront of sustainable debt investing. Joining a team dedicated to responsible investing enables me to tangibly support the sustainability performance of mid-market companies."
Danny Vroegop, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer at Colesco added:
“Positive societal impact is embedded in our DNA and ingrained in everything we do. Therefore, it was imperative for us to have a dedicated and experienced Responsible Investment Officer to drive forward our ambitious ESG commitments. We are delighted Karin has joined the team to keep us at the forefront of market developments. Her extensive experience in this field will be invaluable and will help us to further shape and strengthen best practices across the industry."
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Colesco is an innovative direct lender with a mission to unite capital and purpose. It provides senior secured debt (including unitranche loans) and subordinated debt to leading European mid-market companies (between €10m-€100m EBITDA) that seek to achieve their sustainable growth ambitions.
Colesco is backed by Rabobank – a global financial institution with a rich heritage. Colesco combines its long history of credit investing at Rabobank with a differentiated investment approach.
With a clear focus on thematic investing and a wide network in both its home market of the Benelux and across Europe, Colesco is a reliable, long-term partner to companies that want to realize their growth ambitions while offering investors the advantages of a growing private debt market.
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