• Dr. Sophie Robé, CFA
    Dr. Sophie Robé, CFA
    FIIND Impact Foundation, Co-Founder and CEO

    Sophie is co-founder and CEO of FIIND Impact Foundation, which supports institutional investors (including FBOs) in building impact investing mandates, sourcing values-aligned investments, conducting investment and impact due diligence on funds, and measuring impact. Prior to this, she founded and was co-CEO of Phenix Capital, an impact investing intermediary (2012-2020). In addition, she served as Director at Jupiter Asset Management in London (2002-2012) and a Vice President and Head of Quantitative Equity Analysis at Commerzbank Asset Management in Germany (1997-2002). She is a CFA Charter holder and has a PhD in Economics from the University of Kassel in Germany.

  • Karina Soemarwoto
    Karina Soemarwoto
    FIIND Impact Foundation, Impact Change Advisor

    Karina is Impact Change Advisor at FIIND Impact Foundation. In 2021, the Foundation launched Faith Impact Project: grant-founded platform dedicated to mobilizing faith-based organizations (FBOs) into faith-consistent impact investing. Karina has led the research and writing effort throughout the project, alongside her focus on Islamic finance. Prior to working in sustainable finance, she was a physicist working in medical research at Leiden University Medical Center. Karina has an MSc in Physics and Business Studies, and an MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Leiden University. Karina knows English, Dutch, Indonesian and Arabic.

  • Maarten Toussaint
    Maarten Toussaint
    FIIND Impact Foundation, Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer (COO)

    Maarten is co-founder and COO of FIIND Impact Foundation. Maarten has over
    20 years of client services, project management and operations experience.
    He has worked in various roles as Partner, Owner, Operations Director, Client
    Services Director, and Management Team member at large global Brand Design
    agencies working for the largest global financials like ING. In his last role as
    COO he managed a company of 90 people, with approximately 85 projects
    running concurrently, for large multinationals. Maarten holds a BA from The
    Utrecht Business School (Economy and Communication) and a Master of Brand
    Management title from the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

  • Sofia Bartholdy
    Sofia Bartholdy
    Church Commissioners for England, Responsible Investment Integration Director

    Sofia is the strategic lead for the Commissioners’ approach to climate change and RI integration, including impact/solutions. Her responsibilities include implementing a strategy to meet the Commissioners’ Net Zero by 2050 target and working with the investment teams to monitor external asset managers’ RI practices and sustainability outcomes of the underlying portfolio across ESG themes and asset classes. In addition, she is on the Board of Directors of the Transition Pathway Initiative Ltd and she co-leads the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification Track at the Net Zero Asset Owners Alliance.


Dec 04 2023


2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Faith Impact Project: The Journey Towards a Faith-Consistent Investment Portfolio – FIIND

This session aims to educate faith-based organizations (FBOs) on how to tackle climate change and poverty through faith-consistent investing. Aside from being charitable organizations, FBOs are also large asset owners and investing bodies (e.g., of capital, real estate, and land). As such, FBOs have immense power to help close the SDG funding gap and generate positive change. Unfortunately, these assets are often invested into businesses that are counter-productive to their mission and harm people and planet. This session will discuss how FBOs can realign their portfolio to their faith values, and which climate solutions effective and investable.