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Oliver Karius – LGT Group

SOCAP Global August 3, 2009

Throughout his career, Oliver has focused on sustainable development, science, business and finance. He has strong connections to the for-profit and non-profit sustainable investment market in the US, EU, South-Africa and Japan. He is a partner at LGT Venture Philanthropy ( He was Head of Research for Forma Futura, an independent asset management company focusing on contributing to a sustainable quality of life (

Before setting-up VPG , Oliver served as Manager Research Services and Senior Sustainability Analyst at SAM Research for the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI). He was responsible for investment research, product-development and client-services for SAM Research’s global client base including Corporate Sustainability Benchmarking for the world’s largest listed companies. Prior to that Oliver worked for one of Europe’s largest Asset Managers F&C (formerly known as ISIS) specializing on all aspects of Socially Responsible Investment.

Oliver holds a MSc from Imperial College, University of London and a Dipl. Biol degree from the Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, Germany. Oliver speaks fluent English, German and conversational French and Afrikaans.

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