WE ARE …

 

Karsten Löffler - Head FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre

Karsten Löffler is Head of the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In this role, Mr. Löffler has overall responsibility for all international Frankfurt School consultancy projects in the area of climate and sustainable energy finance. Mr. Löffler combines the private sector finance perspective with a deep understanding of the global political agenda and the role of the public sector.

Next to his role in the FS-UNEP Centre, Mr. Löffler acts as Managing Director of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany (GSFCG), Since June 2018, he also represents GSFCG in the EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. In his role, he has actively shaped the EU Taxonomy applying his extensive experience in renewable energy finance.

Mr. Löffler has the honour to chair the German Advisory Council on Sustainable Finance. In this role, he is tasked with leading the development of a Sustainable Finance strategy for Germany.

Before joining the Centre Mr. Löffler worked for Allianz Group for 28 years, including Dresdner Bank, Allianz Global Investors and Allianz Climate Solutions, where he was tasked to advance the Group in light of climate change across its business lines. His focus was on integrating climate change considerations into the Group’s DNA, in particular working with the investment and asset management arms to increase transparency and to include climate risks into investment decision making. In insurance he worked on increasing Allianz’ role in providing natural catastrophe cover in developing countries.

Mr. Löffler is a certified international investment analyst and member of the German Wissenschaftsplattform Nachhaltigkeit 2030. Representing Allianz he was inter alia chairing UNEP FI’s climate change advisory group, was on the management board of ClimateWise, member of the Geneva Association’s extreme events and climate risk working group, and advisor to the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance. He chaired as well the advisory committee to the Allianz Renewable Energy Fund II.

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener - Head of Research

 

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener researches, teaches and provides advice on sustainable energy finance as part of the faculty of Frankfurt School and as Head of Research of the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance. His research focuses on the economics of climate change, financing sustainable energy systems and climate finance. In his interdisciplinary work he covers international climate policy, carbon regulation, carbon emissions trading, and promotion of renewable energy. Prof. Moslener can look back at a long history of practical experience from working with KfW Development Bank, dealing with financing renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing countries, notably Asia.

 

Prof. Moslener provides his knowledge at Ministries, the European Commission and financial institutions. He represented Germany in the UN Standing Committee on Climate Finance and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Advisory Group to the Clean Investment Funds (CIFs) at World Bank and as Vice Chair of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany (GSFCG).

Oliver Schenker
A holistic policy approach that promotes a cost-efficient transformation to a sustainable energy system has to take the interactions and side-effects of its individual policy measures into account.

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Robert Bosch Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics

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Silvia Kreibiehl
Do what is right. Not what is easy.

Silvia Kreibiehl

Climate Finance Expert

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Hussein Anooshah
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. – Robert Swan

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Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. (There is no path to follow; you make one – your own – as you walk.) - Antonio Machado

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Frederic Bettini
Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution.

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Green and Sustainable Finance Analyst

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Vy Doan
We have to find climate-friendly ways of encouraging economic growth. The good news is we think they exist.

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Malin Emmerich
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John F. Kennedy

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Andrea Floudiotis
I believe in moving towards an eco-centric mindset, where we as humans see our place in the world as equitable to that of the Earth’s eco- and climate-systems.

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Dr. Christine Grüning
Education is an essential element of the global response to the threat of climate change.

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Senior Project Manager - Climate finance & education

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Henriette Jahns
I’m passionate about making a sustainable and climate friendly economy the future reality.

Henriette Jahns

Senior Project Manager

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Dr. Karol Kempa
Economists encourage the emergence of a global carbon price and are committed to deepen the understanding of carbon pricing, both as carbon taxes and emissions trading. - Economists’ Statement on Carbon Pricing (EAERE)

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Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics. – David Attenborough

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Project Manager & Adaptation Finance Expert

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Madhumitha Madhavan
Reduce, reuse and recycle – Captain Planet

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Project Manager, Climate & sustainable finance

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Carola Menzel-Hausherr
Concentrate on the essentials.

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Senior Project Manager – Expert and Trainer for Climate Finance

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Dr. W. Pieter Pauw
Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. Without global cooperation we cannot tackle it.

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There is no planet B. We must do what we can today to save our tomorrow.

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Sebastian Rink
The climate crisis requires unprecedented action – mainstream finance needs to become a driving force.

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Green and Sustainable Finance Expert

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Alicia Rondon-Krummheuer
Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world. - African Proverb

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Project Manager – Forest & Climate Smart Finance Expert

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Marjan Stojiljković
Climate protection is our duty - climate finance a passion.

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Senior Project Manager, Energy & Infrastructure Finance Expert

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Luis Henrique Zamarioli
Climate change is the greatest systemic challenge of our time. Addressing it requires the courage to go beyond simplistic and linear solutions.

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Menglu Zhuang
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Lao Tzu

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Sustainable Finance Expert & Project Manager

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