19 October 2023  |  Schiphol

DIF Capital Partners appoints new Head of ESG

DIF Capital Partners (DIF) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Lorraine Becker as its new Head of ESG.

Lorraine joins DIF, having served as its interim Head of ESG for the last six months. Previously, she was a Principal Consultant for the world’s largest pure sustainability consulting firm, ERM (Environmental Resources Management) in Calgary, Canada.

At ERM, Lorraine served leading financial services clients, including private equity and pension funds, in developing and implementing best-in-class ESG policies. Lorraine’s previous career includes roles in environmental consulting and corporate sustainability for major businesses in the energy sector both North America and Europe.

DIF has an ongoing commitment to being a responsible investor, as a signatory to the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (UNPRI). In addition, DIF recognises the importance of the goal of Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, or sooner, in line with global efforts on climate change as a result of the Paris Agreement. It is also a signatory to the Net Zero Asset Managers (NZAM) initiative.

Lorraine Becker comments: “Over the coming years, DIF will have an ongoing commitment to being a responsible investor. I’m thrilled to be part of that. It’s exciting to work for a business with a track record of embedding ESG into its business.”

Wim Blaasse, Managing Partner at DIF said: “We’re delighted to welcome Lorraine to DIF permanently. She has already made a major contribution to the business over the last six months. We look forward to her continuing to help drive DIF’s commitment to delivering a positive contribution to a sustainable future.”


About DIF Capital Partners

DIF Capital Partners is an infrastructure fund manager with ca. EUR 16 billion of assets under management. DIF was founded in 2005 and has a leading position in managing mid-market investments, primarily in Europe, North America and Australia.

DIF follows two strategies: its traditional DIF funds invest in lower-risk mid-sized infrastructure projects and companies in the energy transition (incl. renewables) and utilities sector, as well as PPPs and concessions. The firm’s CIF funds invest in small to mid-sized companies that will thrive in the new economy. These companies are typically active in the digital infrastructure, energy transition and sustainable transportation sector.

With a team of over 225 professionals in 11 offices, DIF offers a unique market approach combining global presence with the benefits of strong local networks and investment capabilities. DIF is located in Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, New York, Paris, Santiago, Sydney and Toronto.

For more information, please visit www.dif.eu or follow us on LinkedIn.

Contact DIF Capital Partners: press@dif.eu

Lorraine Becker