WE ARE …
Karsten Löffler – Head of 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.
Mr. Löffler also acts as Managing Director of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany (GSFCG). Since June 2018, he has been representing the GSFCG in the EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, where he actively shapes the EU Taxonomy applying his extensive experience in renewable energy finance. Furthermore Mr. Löffler has the honour to chair the Sustainable Finance Committee of the Federal Government. One of the tasks is to develop recommendations for 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 Allianz 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 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 Science Platform Sustainability 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.
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).