• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Olivia Wassenaar


Partner, Head of Sustainable Investing, Head of Natural Resources

Olivia Wassenaar is a Partner, Head of Sustainable Investing and Head of Natural Resources at Apollo. As Head of Apollo’s Sustainable Investing platform, Olivia leads the Firm’s multi-asset investment strategy focused on financing and investing in the energy transition and decarbonization of industry. The platform spans the Firm’s equity, hybrid and yield businesses as it targets deploying $50 billion in clean energy and climate capital over the next five years and $100 billion by 2030. Olivia’s investments at Apollo have focused on the energy transition, and she serves on the boards of several Apollo funds’ portfolio companies including FlexGen, Graanul, Takkion and Total Operations and Production Services (TOPS). Olivia also co-chairs Apollo’s DE&I Steering Group. Prior to joining Apollo, Olivia was a Managing Director at Riverstone Holdings, where she was a member of the investment team for 10 years. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs in the Investment Banking Division, where she largely focused on renewable energy sector coverage. Olivia started her career in the Environment Department at The World Bank Group. She received her AB, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, attended the Yale School of the Environment, and received an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

Sessions With Olivia Wassenaar

Wednesday, 8 March

  • 11:55am - 12:45pm (CST) / 08/mar/2023 05:55 pm - 08/mar/2023 06:45 pm

    Risk & Reward: Balancing security, returns and climate

    Finance & Investment/Trading & Risk Management/ESG
    The forecast for energy transition rollout has been upended by everything from geopolitical conflict to rising interest rates and unpredictable supply chains. While investors are increasingly correlating progress on climate outcomes with their energy investments—and demanding robust returns at the same time—the resurgence of energy security as a central component of energy and sustainability investing is further destabilizing assumptions. How are investment models and strategies evolving in response to these new challenges?