Training programmes on the EU Taxonomy 2022

The EU Taxonomy is a key building block of sustainable finance in Europe. It defines how to identify environmentally sustainable economic activities. Disclosure regulations and demand for sustainable financial products create the need for financial institutions to understand and operationalise the EU Taxonomy.

This course is ideal for investment professionals/financial market participants who would like to improve their understanding for investments into environmentally sustainable economic activities. The course aims to assist investment professionals to gain a firm understanding of the EU Taxonomy and its practical implementation.

Our experienced trainers have a profound understanding of the EU Taxonomy and are partly active members of the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG).

Next courses: Find all information here.

Key Lecturers

Karsten Löffler co-heads the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. Previously working for Allianz Group he was Managing Director of Allianz Climate Solutions, the Group’s innovation hub in terms of taking advantage of climate-related opportunities and risks in its global business strategy.

Karsten Löffler is certified international investment analyst (CIIA), member of the steering committee of the steering committee of Science Platform Sustainability 2030, and he represents the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany on the EU commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance. He is managing director of the Cluster since December 2017. In June 2019, he became Chairman of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Board of the German Government.

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener is professor for Sustainable Energy Finance at the faculty of Frankfurt School. As Head of Research at the Centre his current fields of research are the economics of climate change, financing sustainable energy systems and climate finance. He represented Germany in the UN Standing Committee on Climate Finance. He is a board member of the newly founded Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany, which support the process of transformation to a green and sustainable economy through innovative and scalable support from the financial industry.

Ulf Moslener holds a Diploma in Physics and a PhD in Economics from the University of Heidelberg. After working at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, he joined KfW Development Bank in Frankfurt.

Lukas Simon is Sustainable Finance Manager at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. In his role, he is responsible for business development in the area of Sustainable Finance Advisory. The focus is on advising companies from the real economy and financial institutions on the topics of sustainable finance, ESG, EU Taxonomy, TCFD, CSRD. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in the banking sector with a focus on sustainable finance, strategy development and consulting, among others with a focus on sustainable mobility, transport and automotive sector.

Christina Anselm is a Sustainable Finance Analyst at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. She is responsible to help establish sustainable finance advisory services for German SMEs. Previously, Christina has worked on various projects related to the EU Taxonomy, sustainable finance regulations, and operationalizing the recommendations of the TCFD. She holds a Master’s degree in Innovation Management from Copenhagen Business School and has focused the majority of her studies on sustainability related topics, particularly CSR in agricultural supply chains.

Frederic Bettini has been working as a Project Coordinator and Green and Sustainable Finance Analyst at the FS-UNEP Centre since December 2017. He holds a BA in Business Administration from the Alanus Hochschule in Alfter (Bonn) and is currently pursuing his MSc in Risk Assessment and Sustainability Management (RASUM) at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. During his studies, he has mainly specialized on social banking and sustainable finance with a focus on renewable energy finance and financial regulation. He is part of the sustainable finance team and has worked on several projects with focus on the EU Taxonomy, Sustainable Finance in China and the TCFD.

What we offer

Technical Aspects of EU Taxonomy

  • Introduction to applying the EU Taxonomy
  • Six environmental objectives pursued in EU Taxonomy
  • Substantial contribution to climate mitigation and adaptation objectives against EU.
  • Do no significant harm to climate and other environmental objectives against EU Taxonomy TSC
  • Minimum social safeguards

Role of the Taxonomy in the EU Sustainable Finance Context

  • Future development of the EU Taxonomy

Short Case Study

The next course will take place on Monday, 22 November 2021 from 9:00 – 18:00.

The course is offered as a hybrid event, which means that you can attend the seminar on the campus of the Frankfurt School (Adickesallee 32-34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main) or online.

Here you will find all information on the current courses in 2021 and the registration process.

For further information, please contact Pauline Delacoe (p.delacoe@fs.de).