Kruse and her team of 15 implement the responsible investment policy on behalf of APG and its clients across all asset classes. The focus is on active ownership, ESG integration tailored to specific investment strategies and investing in solutions that contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. Before joining APG in 2009, she worked on the buy and sell-side in responsible investing in London for almost a decade. She was appointed to the German Corporate Governance Code Commission in 2016 and has been a member of the EU Expert Group on Sustainable Finance since January 2017. She lived and worked in China in the 1990s, focusing on environmental education. She is on the board of Eumedion, the Dutch corporate governance platform, and the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN). In 2016, she was voted CIO Europe’s Next Generation CIO Award winner. She has published on the governance of sustainability and the integration of ESG factors into remuneration, among other things. Kruse has earned a master’s degree in international management and Chinese, along with a master’s degree in tourism and development (from University College London).