Christoph Butz joined Pictet Asset Management in 2002 as sustainability expert. He previously worked for Bank Sarasin & Cie in Basle as deputy head of sustainability research. He was then jointly responsible for the development and application of sustainable investment concepts. He has gathered practical experience in the field of natural resources management in Canada, Switzerland and Brazil. He is also the co-founder and former partner of an engineering consultancy specialised in climate-protection projects within the framework of the Kyoto Protocol. Christoph has a MSc degree in Forest Engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. He is a Certified International Investment Analyst (CIIA) and holds a CFPI/AZEK diploma. He has authored several sustainability-related publications and articles.