He manages an impressive 10 billion Euro fund in social responsible investments

Guy Janssens

Head of Sustainable and Responsible Investments, BNP Paribas Fortis Private Banking, Antwerpen, Belgium

Why you should listen

Some investors aim for strong financial performance but also believe in contributing growth in social, environmental, and governance practices. These types of investors who are not only focused on personal but social gain have Guy Janssens to seek advice from.

Guy is responsible for managing and offering socially responsible investments (or SRIs) in Belgium, such as the BNP Paribas Portfolio SRI Fund of Funds, as well as the advisory and discretionary management of SRI mandates.

Whether you are seeking to invest in community development loan funds or clean tech portfolios that are created to have significant societal or environmental benefits, he is your go-to-guy.

Hear Guy speak at WORLDWEBFORUM 2020 about the important shift to socially responsible investments and how crucial it is in helping and shaping society.

About BNP Paribas Fortis Private Banking

Fortis Bank has been part of BNP Paribas since May 2009. Under the trading name BNP Paribas Fortis, the bank offers a full range of financial services to private individuals, self-employed people, professionals and small and medium-sized enterprises.

In the insurance field, BNP Paribas Fortis works very closely with Belgian market-leader AG Insurance.

The bank also offers specialist solutions for high-net-worth individuals, public-sector organisations and financial institutions, for which it can draw on the BNP Paribas group’s expertise and international network.

BNP Paribas, a leading European financial group of global stature, is the euro zone’s largest deposit-taker and, according to Standard and Poor’s, is one of the six strongest banks in the world. The group employs 200,900 people in 84 countries.

Herman Daems is Chairman of the Board of Directors of BNP Paribas Fortis. The CEO is Maxime Jadot.



After working several years as senior portfolio manager at KBC asset management. I have started in 2000 as senior portfolio manager at MeesPierson. Being more and more convinced of the added value in using mutual funds in client portfolio’s I became in 2007 Senior Fund Specialist at BNP Paribas Fortis Private Banking. Focusing on portfolio construction I specialized myself in hedge funds and mixed allocation funds.

In 2011 I have changed my focus to sustainable funds and social responsible investments. Today I am in Belgium responsible for the management and the offering of the social responsible investments (SRI) like BNP Private SRI, discretionary and advisory SRI mandates. Which is around 10 billion euro.