Karlien joined Sanne in 2017. In her role as Global Head of ESG, Karlien ensures that Sanne remains a responsible steward of its resources, as well as being conscious of, and reducing, any impact which Sanne has on the environment. Karlien focuses on environmental, social and governance issues globally.

Background and Experience

Karlien has acted on Responsible Investment Committees in previous roles, as well as industry bodies looking at Environmental, Social and Governance (“ESG”) issues. Karlien has served on the UN PRI Reporting and Assessment Committee, setting a framework for PRI Signatories to report targets for ESG goals.

Karlien has worked in the Financial Services industry since 2003, in roles ranging from asset management to banking. Her experience includes the investment process, investment portfolio construction, trade execution and model building such as scenario analysis and stress testing.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Carbon Footprint Analyst
  • CFA Institute
  • CFA South Africa
  • B.Sc. in Actuarial Science
  • B.Com Honours in Investment Management


  • Afrikaans
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Insight 9 July 2021

The ESG opening for fund administrators | Private Equity International

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Insight 15 April 2021

Webcast | What does the future of impact investing hold?

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Insight 1 April 2021

Expert panel discussion | ESG from a US perspective

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30 Sep

Sanne speaker at Preqin's Alternatives in Europe webinar

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18 Mar

Speaker & Sponsor at the Real Deals ESG and Impact Management Virtual Conference

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