Rafael has several years of experience in integrating ESG factors into investment decisions. In addition to independent consultancy projects, he worked in renowned sustainability investing research teams of RobecoSAM, Notenstein Asset Management and the Association of Sustainable and Responsible Investments in Asia.

Rafael started his career in the financial industry 15 years ago and worked with various teams in asset management and private banking. Rafael understands the situation of independent asset managers and investment decision makers in particular thanks to his previous role as a Portfolio Manager and Managing Director at Swiss International Asset Management Ltd in Hong Kong.

The topic of sustainable investments was prevailing in his academic career. Rafael graduated from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology with a Master of Science in Environmental Sciences. In his master thesis he analysed the robustness of environmental indicators in investment decisions. His Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with major in Finance, he concluded with the thesis on “sustainable investments in water markets”, which he wrote on behalf of the company Invera Research and Advisory AG in Zurich.