Frankfurt am Main
Luiza is a consultant with special expertise in sustainable finance and a special focus on climate change and climate-related risks. With over three years of consulting experience in the financial sector as well as project management experience in development cooperation, she brings versatile perspectives to sustainable finance consulting projects.
She also helps her clients to analyse climate-related risks with the help of scenario analysis. She has accompanied the integration of climate risks and opportunities into risk management and portfolio management. She has data processing and modelling experience. Luiza also covers the other side of the double materiality – the impact side -, including GHG footprinting, climate target calculations (within different frameworks such as SBTi, NZBA, NZAOA, IIGCC, NZAMI) and portfolio (sector) steering mechanisms.
Until January 2022, Luiza was a Senior Associate at PwC in the Sustainability Service team. Before that she worked at GIZ, where she, together with partner organisations, advanced the integration of sustainability in the financial systems of emerging markets. As part of a public-private partnership between GIZ and the Swedish bank SEB, Luiza coordinated the strands in a green bond programme as project manager.
Luiza holds a BSc in Economics at the University of Maastricht and holds a MSc in Finance and Economic Development from the University of Glasgow. She is fluent in German, English and Portuguese.
Frankfurt am Main
With over eight years of professional experience, Urata is an experienced consultant on sustainability topics in the financial sector. She builds on in-depth knowledge of the financial industry, which she has acquired through her time auditing banks. She is also very familiar with issues related to the preparation and auditing of annual financial statements and (non-)financial reporting.
Several years of experience in the field of sustainable finance have made Urata an expert in the areas of ESG and climate strategies, scenario analysis and in the various aspects of sustainability reporting. She mainly accompanies banks, asset managers and insurers on their climate journeys, her core topics include the decarbonization of financial portfolios (e.g. in line with SBTi), the integration of climate risks into risk management and front office processes and credible sustainability reporting. She has also assisted several financial institutions with regard to the EU taxonomy and was a member of a working group on the implementation of the taxonomy in the real economy.
Urata started her career in the audit practice for banks, where she developed a comprehensive understanding of credit processes, risk management and regulation.
She was a Senior Manager at PwC GmbH WPG in the Sustainability Services practice until February 2022.
Urata completed her bachelor’s degree in economics in Luxembourg and the US. She completed her MSc. at the Frankfurt School of Finance in the “Master in Auditing” program. She successfully passed her auditing exam in 2018. She is fluent in German, English, French and Albanian.
Anne is an experienced sustainability consultant. She combines in-depth knowledge of sustainable finance with practical experience in commercial banking, asset management, insurance and the real economy. She is an expert in climate strategy and carbon footprinting at corporate, portfolio and product level, scenario analysis and the implications of ESG factors in risk management and the measurement and collection of KPIs. Similarly, Anne has in-depth knowledge in implementing the EU Taxonomy, financial and non-financial reporting through her background in finance and her PhD in the field. Her previous work has included not only advising multinational corporations, but also projects in the context of International Cooperation.
Until September 2021, Anne held a senior manager position at PwC WPG GmbH in the Sustainability Services practice. Before that, she supported the establishment of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany e.V. as Senior Project Manager at the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy. She is a lecturer for the “Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance” course at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.
Earlier in her career, Anne spent 4 years as Executive Assistant to the CFO of Schaeffler Group Greater China in Shanghai and as Investment Controller of the Region Europe at the headquarters of Schaeffler AG in Herzogenaurach.
Anne holds a degree in Business Administration from OTH Regensburg and ESC La Rochelle (France) and a PhD (rer. pol.) from Ilmenau University of Technology. Her research focused on the financial implications of corporate sustainability strategies. She is fluent in German, English and French.
Andrew is a researcher with extensive experience in Integrated Assessment modelling at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), where he is part of modelling teams within the Future Lab for Public Economic and Climate Finance.
Andrew has expertise in modelling climate-related financial risks and opportunities within financial markets and the macroeconomy. More specifically how physical and transmission risk manifest themselves in collateral, market, and credit risk.
In cooperation with Oxford Net-Zero, he was the primary contributor to the climate finance section of a Sensitive Intervention Point summary paper presented at COP26.
Working together with the Deutsche Bundesbank, Andrew and colleagues at PIK are investigating the inflationary dynamics of climate change and their implications on the economy as a part of Climateworks’s INSPIRE project. He is also co-authoring a chapter in INSPIRE’s forthcoming handbook on sustainable central banking.
On the side Andrew teaches the climate finance section of the Technische Universität Berlin’s course on climate policy. Previous to his role at PIK, Andrew was a Finance Research Associate at Sociomantic Labs GmbH and a Finance Manager at Brandnew Io GmbH.
Andrew holds a MSc in Economics and Management from the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and a BSc in International Business with a focus on Finance from the Carleton University, Canada. He is fluent in English and German.
Boyan is a senior researcher with extensive experience in Macroeconomics and Climate Finance at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK), where he is involved in the development of multiple models that study various aspects of the relationship between climate change, climate policy and the economy.
In his modelling, Boyan is exploring the barriers to the transition to a carbon-neutral economy. In particular, how the green and fossil-fuel-based sectors interact with climate policy through the financial sector and the challenges this can present for the financial sector and the transition.
As a part of the Climatework’s INSPIRE project, Boyan and colleagues from PIK are working together with the Deutsche Bundesbank to investigate the relationship between climate change, climate policy and inflation.
Boyan is a senior researcher in the BMBF-funded projects “Investment Funds for low-carbon Infrastructure (IF)” and “Financial market failures, investor behavior, and their implications for climate policy (FINFAIL)”.
Previous to his role at PIK, Boyan was a senior researcher at the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel within the project “Financial Distortions and Macroeconomic Performance (FINMAP)” and a research assistant at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.
Boyan holds a Ph.D. in Quantitative Economics from the Christian-Albrecht University of Kiel. He is fluent in English, German, Bulgarian and Russian.
Jean is a highly-experienced expert in model-based energy and climate scenario analysis. He combines his technical engineering background in the field of marginal abatement cost curves with many years of consulting experience in assisting clients’ effectively on their climate-related risk journey.
He has over ten years of international experience in the field of energy system modelling and scenario analysis with focus on carbon-intensive sectors like cement, steel, electric utilities and oil & gas.
He developed a commercial bottom-up scenario analysis software solution, where he focused on transition risks and the analysis of transition risks and opportunities for carbon-intensive sectors in alignment with the TCFD recommendations. Given his expertise, Jean has consulted expert panels of the IEA Energy Technology Perspectives, the EU Taxonomy on Sustainable Finance as well as the Science-Based Targets initiative.
He further advises clients in the development of energy and climate strategies in alignment with the target-setting framework of the Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTi).
Jean holds a PhD on scenario-based GHG marginal abatement cost curves in carbon-intensive production and electricity generation processes from the University of Stuttgart. He worked in risk management and energy trading of EnBW AG and EDF Energy and in R&D at Siemens Industrial Solutions. He holds a MSc in “Environmental and Energy Engineering” from the University of Linköping, Sweden, as well as a MSc and BSc in “Business Engineering” from the University of Karlsruhe (KIT).
Yanis is a consultant with broad expertise. Both from his studies and his previous practical experience, he brings experience in energy technology as well as sustainability management. He has knowledge of the CO2 markets and has gained initial experience in impact investing.
He has also contributed to the creation of the first CO2 analysis at ESCP Business School and worked on the development of a new CO2 fund at Finance in Motion.
Until March 2022, he worked as an intern at Finance in Motion in the Investment Management department. There he performed research and analysis tasks in the development of investment proposals in Southeast Europe and worked on the final decision for a carbon credit fund.
He has also worked as an intern at General Electrics, where he was involved in the maintenance of gas and steam turbines, among other things.
He completed his M.Sc. in International Sustainability Management at ESCP Business School in Berlin and wrote his thesis on the synthesis of Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things in the energy sector. During this Master’s, he also co-organised a workshop on clean energy access at the Berlin 2020 Sustainable Innovation Conference.
In addition, he has completed a Master of Engineering in Renewable Energy with a focus on solar energy and a Bachelor of Engineering in Energy Engineering.
He speaks English, French, Spanish, Amazigh and Arabic fluently and German at a B2 level.
Lucie undertakes research and analysis activities across multiple projects. She is in the final semester of her Master’s degree in business studies, focusing on finance, accounting and taxation. In addition to her internship, she is writing her Master’s thesis in the field of business valuation.
During her bachelor’s degree at the University of Konstanz, she lived in Spain for one year and worked there as an intern for a local financial and tax advisor. Lucie speaks German and English fluently.
Wen-Long undertakes research and analysis activities across multiple projects and produces marketing materials. He is in the final stages of his bachelor’s degree in economical engineering at the TU Darmstadt. Prior to his studies, Wen-Long studied Chinese for one year at Zhejiang University.
Until August 2021, Wen-Long was an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Wok-Meister, a food e-commerce start-up, where he was responsible for optimising processes and business development. He also completed an internship at an insurance broker.
Wen-Long speaks German, Chinese and English fluently.
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