Matthijs de Bruijn


Matthijs is an expert on sustainability and impact monitoring systems and evaluations

Matthijs de Bruijn is a Director with a specific focus on monitoring and evaluation (M&E). He has a long track record advising organisations on integrating sustainability and impact into strategy and performance monitoring frameworks, as well as on enabling accountability and learning through evaluations. He has strong experience in the financial sector, with a particular focus on development financiers, climate finance mechanisms and impact investors. He is based in The Netherlands.

In the past decade, Matthijs executed 40+ evaluations of organisations, investment portfolios, impact investment funds, and technical assistance programs. He has deep understanding of the dynamics behind responsible finance, impact investing and climate finance, as he developed practical systems that track performance data for ex-ante evaluation and monitoring for (development) financials. These systems are linked to organisational strategy, or frameworks such as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) or the Paris Agreement. In addition, he designed training programmes on ESG management, impact measurement and gender-lens investing.

Matthijs has ample experience with Board room presentations and discussions, and is a regular speaker on monitoring systems, impact management and evaluation in impact investing at conferences. He regularly publishes articles on sustainability and impact issues, such as attribution in impact measurement, leverage in blended finance or the enabling role of private equity in developing countries.

Before joining Steward Redqueen he worked at the UN in New York and NATO in Brussels. He holds a cum laude MA in Modern History from the University of Groningen and certificates from the CFA Institute and Dutch Educational Institute for Banking.

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