Gautier Quéru is the Director of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund, an innovative fund co-promoted by Mirova, the responsible investment management company of Natixis, and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. The LDN Fund is dedicated to long term investments in sustainable land management and natural capital projects worldwide. Gautier is in charge of the business development and overall coordination of fund creation (market study, fund design, structuring, marketing to institutional investors) and team management. He also manages investment opportunities sourcing and analysis and acts as focal point with the United Nations and other stakeholders (NGOs, business associations, international organisations).
Gautier joined Natixis group in 2004 when the European Carbon Fund (ECF), a €140 million fund dedicated to projects to reduce CO2 emissions and international carbon markets, was launched. From 2004 to 2013, Gautier acted successively as investment manager, portfolio manager and fund director of ECF. Between 2013 and 2016, Gautier was Investment Director within the renewable energy fund division of Mirova. He was in charge of Mirova-Eurofideme 3 development and fundraising and ran equity investments in renewable energy projects. Prior to joining Natixis group, Gautier started his career at the French Ministry of Economy, in the Energy division.
Gautier is an engineer specialised in environment and energy from National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse and is also a graduate of Sciences Po Paris.