Benjamin Peeters currently serves as Investment Principal and North America Manager for International, based in New York. He established the firm’s presence in the U.S. in 2019 (relocating from London) and oversees the North American region.
In this role, Benjamin works to build and develop a portfolio of global private equity investments built on a strategy of relationship investing, whose purpose is to support businesses and entrepreneurs contributing to a more sustainable future.
Through his experience in the investment world as well as his passion for mission-driven businesses addressing critical environmental and/or social issues, Benjamin believes every company has the ability to (and should) “do its part” and contribute to a brighter future. What in the past was seen as a burden is now proven to be a real business opportunity: In today’s context, integrating sustainable factors in a company’s values and purpose has never been more impactful, driving consumers’ preferences and attracting/retaining the best talent.
1% for the Planet brings businesses/individuals and non-profits together, enabling significant and targeted impact through funding and commitment. This also creates enormous value through a network of like-minded stakeholders, forming a leading global environmental community.
Benjamin is excited to help expand the reach of this model already adopted by thousands of committed members globally.
Born and raised in Brussels (Belgium), Benjamin developed over the years a passion for the outdoors and more specifically summit hiking in remote places, camping, and skiing.