Luiza is a consultant with special expertise in sustainable finance and a special focus on climate change and climate-related risks. With over four 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.
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).
Vincent is a consultant with expertise in a number of areas. He brings experience in sustainable finance and sustainability management from his studies as well as practical and work experience. Among other things, he has assisted companies with materiality analysis following the upcoming CSRD requirements, greenhouse gas accounting and the integration of these topics into reporting structures. He also supports clients in the modelling of systematic climate risk assessments and the determination of greenhouse gas balances of portfolios or corporate processes.
Until February 2022, he worked as a consultant at PwC in the Financial Services Compliance department with a focus on Sustainable Finance. There, he dealt with the integration of sustainability regulation into banking processes and the adaptation of client advisory processes to sustainability issues.
He completed his M.Sc. in International Business: Sustainable Finance cum laude at Maastricht University and wrote his thesis on the impact of ESG ratings on corporate bond performance. He also holds a B.Sc. in Sustainable Management from TU Berlin and wrote his thesis on the impact of Green Bonds and their potential contribution to achieving European climate targets. He is fluent in English and German.
Lucie is a sustainability consultant and brings a profound understanding of the connection between climate change and finance.
Based on her project experience, she brings both real economy know-how about decarbonization in individual emission-intensive sectors as well as the skills to conduct quantitative and qualitative analyses and present them in a decision-relevant way. She has experience in processing large amounts of data, especially in the field of ESG metrics and carbon accounting. Likewise, she has experience in the set up of sustainability reports. Lucie was able to prove and further deepen her expertise in the field of sustainable finance by helping to create training materials for the Certified Expert in Sustainable Finance course at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. Moreover, she brings profound knowledge of the NZIA and the PCAF standard for insurance-related emissions through her involvement in assisting a reinsurance company to meet the requirements of the Net Zero Insurance Alliance (NZIA).
Lucie has a master’s degree with a focus on finance, accounting and taxation and holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Konstanz. During a year abroad in Spain she worked as an intern for a local financial and tax advisor. In the course of further internships, she was able to gain, among other things, experience in banking and sustainable finance.
Lucie is fluent in German and English and has good knowledge of Spanish.
Frankfurt am Main
Simon consults on various topics of Sustainable Finance. He has already acquired extensive expertise in this field through professional advisory and application-oriented studies.
He focuses primarily on climate scenario analyses of credit, bond and equity portfolios as well as the derivation of risk and opportunity drivers in individual sectors. Furthermore, Simon supports clients in the implementation of climate targets according to standard frameworks for financial institutions and assists in the processing of sustainability-related data based on his modeling and data experience from software development. In addition to climate, Simon is increasingly involved with integrating other aspects of sustainability, especially how financial institutions can contribute to biodiversity conservation. Until September 2022, Simon was employed by PwC as a Consultant in Sustainability Services, where he supported banks and asset managers in developing their climate strategies.
He holds a Master’s degree in Climate Change Finance from the University of Edinburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Maastricht University. His dissertation, completed with honors, addresses the role of carbon credits in climate strategies. Prior to his studies, Simon completed his training as a banker at Volksbank Olpe-Wenden-Drolshagen.
Simon is fluent in German and English and has knowledge of Spanish.
Tanja plays a pivotal role as an assistant to the management team, offering invaluable support, particularly to the founding partners. With her background in banking and a diploma in Economics, she brings a wealth of diverse experiences and perspectives to the table.
With over four years of professional experience in roles involving assistance and team coordination, Tanja has demonstrated her expertise in both the private sector and within a university setting at Evangelischen Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit & Diakonie. Her primary focus has been on facilitating seamless communication within the team and supporting the organization’s foundation.
Before joining the team, Tanja worked in the realm of online marketing, gaining experience from both client and agency perspectives, with a specific emphasis on affiliate marketing. She played a key role in establishing the affiliate marketing structure as a Web Channel Manager at AOL Deutschland GmbH. Furthermore, as a senior online marketing manager, she successfully implemented affiliate programs for esteemed clients like Vodafone.
As a native German speaker, Tanja is fluent in English, facilitating effective communication in both languages.
Björn is a sustainability consultant specializing in sustainable finance. Leveraging his professional background and academic expertise, he has cultivated a robust understanding of the intricate relationship between sustainability and financial risks.
With prior project engagements spanning both the real economy and the financial sector, Björn possesses relevant experience in handling and analysing big datasets, particularly in the realm of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) metrics. Furthermore, he excels in crafting competitive and scenario analyses in the ESG domain, while also factoring in economic climate impact models. His proficiency extends to formulating ESG investment strategies and implementing ESG selection processes for asset managers’ investment instruments. This has equipped him with a profound understanding of regulatory frameworks such as the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation and the “Do No Significant Harm” approach of the EU Taxonomy.
Björn earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from HTWK Leipzig, where he specialized in Innovation and Technology Management, as well as Entrepreneurship. He further honed his knowledge during his undergraduate studies at Mainz University of Applied Sciences, concentrating on corporate finance, strategic controlling, securities transactions, and more. Over the course of his diverse experiences, Björn has gained insights from roles at an e-commerce company, an asset management firm, and a strategy consultancy.
In addition to his professional qualifications, Björn is proficient in both German and English.
Pierre leverages more than seven years of hands-on experience as a project manager and product developer specializing in climate accounting and project-based greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting. In his current role as a consultant, he brings a wealth of expertise to the table.
His knowledge runs deep, encompassing the utilization and comparability of climate targets within corporate-level climate strategies, as well as the development of sector-specific decarbonization targets. Pierre also possesses a keen understanding of aligning funds with SFDR Art. 8 and 9 requirements and evaluating the taxonomy alignment of economic activities.
Having previously worked at CDP and MSCI, Pierre spent years working with corporate sustainability reports, affording him detailed insights into KPI-based valuation models and their practical application to companies, funds, and portfolios. What sets Pierre apart is his ability to blend real-world international client interactions with methodological and implementation-oriented knowledge derived from model development. He has mastered project management techniques spanning both traditional waterfall and agile methodologies.
Prior to April 2022, Pierre held a managerial position in Climate Risk Research, where he spearheaded MSCI’s Implied Temperature Rise (ITR) model. Earlier in his career, he served as a product manager at CDP Europe for over three years, providing vital support for the global product development initiatives of financial industry clients. Pierre’s journey in the environmental field began in the UK as a Project Manager at the carbon finance consultancy, co2 balance, where he originated carbon offsetting projects in collaboration with international partners in Southern Africa and validated their emissions savings.
Pierre’s academic qualifications include an M.Sc. in Sustainable Development from the University of St. Andrews and a B.A. in History from the University of Hamburg. His passion for environmental economics has been evident since his undergraduate studies, with his Master’s thesis on freshwater substitutability even being published in the Journal of Environmental Management. Fluent in both German and English, Pierre is well-equipped to engage with diverse audiences and navigate international contexts.
Hamsa is a sustainability consultant with a focus on data, modelling and reporting topics.
His in-depth view of the impact of climate change on the economy is the result of his academic training and previous professional experience. His understanding of the responsible use of resources as well as potential economic risks and solutions complements this expertise.
Hamsa holds a master’s degree from the University of Heidelberg with a focus on environmental economics and econometrics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Goethe University Frankfurt. During his studies, he was able to gain a wide range of professional experiences, including as a research assistant and as an intern in a start-up and in a management consultancy.
Based on his project experience, he brings knowledge in the field of climate change and its effects on the economy. He has gained valuable experience and has in-depth knowledge of quantitative and qualitative analyses, including the processing of climate data. His outstanding skills in modelling and simulation enabled the realisation of a research project: the development and programming of an agent-based model with biological components for Lake Victoria.
He acquired knowledge of the principles of CO2 accounting and the handling of emission factors at a start-up in the field of CO2 neutrality. In addition, he was able to gain valuable experience in an IT project of a bank, where he supported the project management with reporting, among other things.
Hamsa is fluent in German and English.
Would you like to become part of our team?
You can find more information about current vacancies on our careers page.