Meet Our Sustainability Team

We have a dedicated analytics team who work every day to find the companies we believe are best prepared for the opportunities and challenges of the future.


Matthew Smith

Head of Sustainable Investments

Smith joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2008. In 2014, he worked as Storebrand Group Head of Sustainability. His specialty areas have been corruption, financials sector analysis and active ownership. Prior to joining Storebrand he worked as an advisor for the environmental consultancy firm GRIP (Green in Practice). He holds an MPh in Sustainable Development, a BA in Political Science and a Diploma of Education.

Matthew Smith
Storebrand Asset Management

Tulia Machado-Helland

Senior Legal Adviser ESG

Machado-Helland joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2008. Her specialty areas are international humanitarian law, human rights, indigenous peoples' rights and active ownership. Regarding the UN SDGs, she focuses on SDG 8 and 5, decent jobs and gender equality together with SDG 12, responsible consumption and production. Previously, she has worked at the Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global, the Ministry of Finance in Norway and as an attorney in the US. She holds a Juris Doctor’s Degree and a Texas State Attorney license. She also holds a Master in International Relations and Development.em

Tulia Machado-Helland,
Storebrand Asset Management

Philip Ripman

Senior Analyst and Portfolio Manager

Ripman joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2006 and has been Fund Manager for Storebrand Global Solutions since May 2015. The fund focuses on companies with solutions to the challenges presented by the sustainable development goals. Ripman has held a numerous positions within the company including Group Head of Sustainability. Through his engagement with Sustainability he has advised several governments and institutions on topics ranging from coal exclusions, environmental impacts of human activities to policy requirements to achieve international climate agreement targets. He holds an MA in Chinese Studies and a Master’s in Political Science. Ripman specializes within the areas of politics, climate change, the commercialization of sustainability and how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals as investment themes.

Philip Ripman
Storebrand Asset Management

Karin Gjerde-Meyer

Sustainability Analyst

Gjerde-Meyer joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2017. Her specialty areas are SDG 6 Clean Water and Sanitation, SDG 3 Health, sustainability reporting and company exclusion process. Gjerde-Meyer has worked for Posten and Bring (10 years) with climate reporting, environmental management, strategy development, and supplier code of conduct compliance. She holds a MSc in Marketing and Management (BI 2007), with expertise in Corporate Social Responsibility.

Karin Gjerde-Meyer
Storebrand Asset Management

Sunniva Bratt Slette

Sustainability Analyst

Bratt Slette joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2017. Her specialty areas are SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, carbon footprint, green bonds and solution stocks. She has a MSc in Industrial Economics and Technology Management (NTNU, 2016 and Ajou University in South Korea, 2014). Bratt Slette has previously worked for the strategic research area NTNU Sustainability, with particular expertise in climate finance and smart cities (2016 — 2017).

Sunniva Bratt Slette
Storebrand Asset Management

Andreas Bjørbak Alnæs

Sustainability Analyst

Bjørbak Alnæs joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investements team in 2018. His speciality is SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions, with focus on anti-corruption. He joined Storebrand after working with aid management and anti-corruption in Norad, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and UNDP. He holds a MSc in Economics and Business Administration from NHH and the International University of Japan.

Andreas Bjørbak Alnæs
Storebrand Asset Management

Emine Isciel

Senior Climate and Environmental Analyst

Isciel joined Storebrand Asset Management's sustainable investments team in 2018. Her specialty areas are SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy and SDG 13 Climate Change as well as broader environmental issues and active ownership. Prior to joining Storebrand, Isciel worked for the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment (10 years) with multilateral environmental agreements and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advising the government on sustainability policies and strategies and leading the work on implementing the SDGs. She has also worked for the UN implementing WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene) in Mozambique as well as providing technical advice and content to the SDGs from HQNY. She holds an MA in Political Science from the University of Oslo in addition to studies from University of Cape Town, New York University and, and Harvard Extension School.

Emine Isciel
Storebrand Asset Management



Our Expert Panel

Our sustainability experts work with everything from portfolio management, property, reporting and procurements, to sales, marketing and communication.

  • Henrik Wold Nilsen, portfolio manager,Storebrand
  • Unn Hofstad, head of climate and environment, Storebrand Real Estate
  • Laura Jaugelyte, sustainability reporting, Storebrand
  • Augustas Degutis, automization of sustainability rating, Storebrand
  • Greta Milašiūtė, analyst, Cognizant
  • Lina Ragauskaitė, senior analyst, Cognizant
  • Miglė Antanavičiūtė, analyst, Cognizant
  • Robert Vicsai, sustainable investments, SPP
  • Johanna Landberg, sustainability reporting, SPP
  • Kitty Ehn, sustainability communication, SPP