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9 - 12 November 2021
InterContinental HotelBerlin

Maria-Teresa Zappia
Head of Sustainability and Impact at Schroders Capital


Maria Teresa Zappia is the Head of Sustainability and Impact at Schroders Capital. She also holds the position of Chief Impact and Blended Finance Officer and Deputy CEO at BlueOrchard. Maria Teresa brings a wealth of experience from having led BlueOrchard’s impact team since 2018 and having been part of the BlueOrchard management team since 2008. At Schroders Capital Maria Teresa leads all sustainability and impact related activities across Private Assets themes and asset classes. At BlueOrchard Maria Teresa has responsibility for the Public Private Partnership (PPP) funds under BlueOrchard’s management and impact practice.

Prior to joining Schroders, Maria Teresa held positions at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Asian Development Bank.

Maria Teresa holds a M. Phil in Development Studies from the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex University; Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Florence.

Agenda Sessions

  • Profit with a purpose – is the risk-return trade-off a myth or reality?