Edoardo Gai

Managing Director, Head ESG Benchmarking, RobecoSAM

About Me: Edoardo Gai is Managing Director, Head of ESG Benchmarking at RobecoSAM, which is an investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing based in Switzerland. Edoardo created the Benchmarking unit twelve years ago to answer the corporates’ need on benchmarking and know-how on sustainability issues. He joined RobecoSAM in 2000 as analyst for the ICT sector, he later became responsible for the process to collect and evaluate the sustainability data, as well as the selection process for the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI). Edoardo was also Co-Head of RobecoSAM Indices in 2009-10, and member of the RobecoSAM Index design committee

Previously, Edoardo worked for Triodos NV in the Netherlands as sustainability analyst and for SiRi Group when it was just created.

At the same time, he successfully finished his postgraduate education as environmental manager in Rotterdam participating in the EAEME program. At the beginning of his career, after graduating with a Master Degree in Electronic Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Switzerland (ETH), Edoardo worked as project leader at HMT microelectronics, where he was responsible for the design and development of integrated circuits.