Hugo Steensma was a Director of SAM Sustainable Asset Management USA, Inc. SAM uses financial markets as the most powerful transmission mechanism to promote sustainable business practices. With its exclusive focus on Sustainability Investing, SAM provides a unique and broad range of sustainability solutions for investors, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. He founded a consulting firm specializing in assisting sustainable companies to procure equity and debt financing. Hugo started and managed Rabobank’s entry in the U.S. market. He initiated and directed the bank’s corporate finance activities with a focus on the food and agribusiness sector. He opened offices in New York, Dallas and San Francisco. He was with Bank of America, where he held management positions in corporate finance in Amsterdam, Brussels and San Francisco. Hugo served on the Board of Presidio Graduate School, which provides an MBA and MPA in sustainable management (www.presidioedu.org), and several environmental committees.