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Monday, June 17, 2019

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Walter Schindler
B. G., Opalesque Geneva:

Dr. Walter Schindler is one of the first to be involved in sustainable investing. Indeed, straight after he left law school in the early 80s, he was the legal advisor to the first renewable power project developer. Since then, he has gathered more than 38 years of legal, investment, and business experience in energy, water, agriculture, and technology. He also founded SAIL Capital Partners, which invests in energy and water technology companies, and more recently Transformation LLC, which provide strategic advisory, project development and fund management. His road may have been less travelled, but it has been eventful.

He talked to Opalesque at the AIM Summit in Geneva, where he was a speaker.

Opalesque: Please tell us about the history of sustainable investment.

Walter Schindler: At first, no one even thought about whether their investment was good or bad for the environment. It's been a long struggle since Gro Harlem Brundtland, the prime minister of Norway, issued her report in the late 80s which coined the word &......................

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