Alex Houtart

Founder, Impact Squares & lecturer in Sustainable and Innovative Finance

Alex Houtart is an accomplished international expert in sustainable finance.  As COO Global Trade Finance, he used to lead large international banking departments of over 200 credit analysts worldwide, structuring over 20.000 complex financing operations a year. His employer collapsed during the financial crisis in 2008.  From that day, he continuously promotes fondamental changes in the finance industry.  He became head of Sustainable Finance and CSR, initiated the first SRI funds and green bonds for BNP Paribas Fortis, redirecting over 15 billion EUR private investments towards sustainable projects.  In 2015, he created Impact Squares, an advisory firm for impact investing and participated to high level panels developing new financing scheme supporting the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals and the COP21 Paris agreements. Alex is lecturer in Sustainable and Innovative Finance (Ichec – executive master’s in finance) holds a Master of Law and in New Technologies management.