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Alex Houtart

“Combo” means combination : both capital and interests are used to maximise the impact

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Alex Houtart,
Chief Executive Officer

He has more than 20 years of experience in the financial sector. He has held several executive positions such as COO Trade Finance at BNP Paribas Fortis.

Since the financial crisis of 2008, he has focused exclusively on sustainable finance and has been promoting fundamental changes in the financial industry. He has already redirected several billions of euros of private investments towards sustainable projects. In 2015, he participated in high-level panels charged to develop new financing schemes in support of the UN sustainable development goals and the Paris COP21 agreements.

Alex is a lecturer in sustainable and innovative finance (Ichec Formation Continue - Executive Master in Finance), holds a Master's degree in Law, a post-graduate degree in Trade Finance and IT project management.

The Combo Bond was designed to attract more private capital into climate finance. But the same technique is applicable in socio-economic sectors, notably the financing of the post-Covid-19 recovery.

Katrien Verbeke,
Business Development

Katrien Verbeke has been working on sustainability for both the private sector and governments for almost 20 years.

Among other things, she worked as Sustainability Manager for Delhaize Belgium and also worked for 7 years as coordinator of the local food policy for the City of Ghent.

Katrien strives to maximize the potential of innovation for sustainable development and has won several national and international awards with her projects. In 2019 she was awarded the United Nations climate prize with the Ghent food policy.

Katrien Verbeke
A one-minute video is better than a big speech.

This video explains the main principles of the Green Combo. The same principles apply to the other combos

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Green Combo

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Fair Combo

Need funding for your fair trade projects? The Fair Combo is for you.

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Public Combo

Need funding for your public utility projects? The Public Combo is for you.

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