Ian Simm

Founder and Chief Executive

Ian Simm is the Founder and Chief Executive of Impax Asset Management Group plc, which in 2018 celebrated its 20th anniversary and is today one of the world’s leading investment managers dedicated to investing in the transition to a more sustainable economy. Impax currently manages ca. £13.7 billion in listed equity, private equity and fixed income strategies, primarily for institutional owners*. In 2014, the firm became the first investment manager to win the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development.

Prior to Impax, Ian was an engagement manager at McKinsey & Company advising clients on environmental strategy. Between 2013 and 2018 Ian was also a board member of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), the UK’s leading funding agency for environmental science; he is currently a member of the Steering Committee of the UK’s Green Finance Institute. Ian has a first-class honours degree in physics from Cambridge University and a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard University.

*As at 30 April 2019