Ms. Fatma Dirkes is the Head of the International Advisory Services, of Frankfurt School of Finance & Management with overall responsibility for all of Frankfurt School’s international consultancy projects and department staff worldwide. As Member of the Management Committee of Frankfurt School, Mrs Dirkes is involved in the School’s executive decision-making process and is charged with developing the School, defining strategic objectives, risk management and ensuring the institution is moving towards fulfilling its goals and mission.
Ms. Dirkes has hands on proven experience in the design of institutional building programs and training concepts, development and implementation of new lending products and has developed TA concepts, led inception missions and carried out due diligences and diagnostic studies for a broad range of institutions worldwide. Ms. Dirkes responsibilities include the design and implementation of a variety of projects focusing on Climate and Energy Efficiency Finance funded by international donor organisations e.g. ADB, EU, EIB, EBRD, KfW, IFC and Worldbank. Mrs. Dirkes is the Project Director of the on-going EBRD Initiative “Tajikistan: Green Economy Financing Facility” (https://ebrdgeff.com/tajikistan/) and is member of the Technical Committee of the KFW financed Grant Facility “InsuResilienceSolution Fund” (https://www.insuresilience-solutions-fund.org/).
Ms. Dirkes can rely upon outstanding in-depth knowledge of the banking education sector globally. She is the current president of the “European Banking & Financial Services Training Association (EBTN)” (https://www.ebtn-association.eu/).
Ms. Dirkes holds a university degree in Business Administration. Prior to joining Frankfurt School in 2003, Ms. Dirkes worked as auditor and consultant for PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Banco de Brasil and KPMG.
Karsten Löffler is Head of Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. In this role, he has worked extensively on advisory projects with international clients, in particular on sustainable finance. From June 2019 until October 2021, Mr. Löffler chaired the Sustainable Finance Committee of the Federal Government.
Mr. Löffler is also Managing Director of the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany (GSFCG). He also represented the GSFCG in the EU Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance, where he actively shaped the EU Taxonomy by applying his extensive experience in renewable energy finance. In October 2020 he became a member of the Commission’s newly established Platform on Sustainable Finance.
Before joining the Centre Mr. Löffler worked for Allianz Group for 28 years, including Dresdner Bank, Allianz Global Investors and Allianz Climate Solutions (ACS). At ACS, 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’s role in providing natural catastrophe cover in developing countries.
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).
Climate Topic Leaders
Tobias PanofenDeputy Head
Area of Expertise
Renewable Energy and Cleantech Finance
Project Finance and Risk Transfer
Carola Menzel - HausherrSenior Project Manager
Focus on essentials
Area of Expertise
Sustainable Development and Climate Finance
Organisational Development and capacity building (addressing strategies, procedures, products and services) to align with market needs and changes (global commitments, regulatory requirements, fiduciary standards and social & environmental safeguards)
Maria Jesus BaezSenior Project Manager
The road to success is always under construction – Lily Tomlin
Area of Expertise
Renewable Energy financing
Dr. Christine GrüningSenior Project Manager
Area of Expertise
International Climate Policy
Green Climate Fund
Global Trends in Renewable Energy Report
Dr. Karol KempaSenior Project Manager
I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim. […] Sounds like fun! – James T. Kirk
Environmental and Energy Economics
Joerg OelschlaegerSenior Project Manager
Area of Expertise
Sustainable Finance Strategy Development
Professional experience in International Development Cooperation
Private Sector Development and Aid Effectiveness
Frederic BettiniGreen and Sustainable Finance Analyst
Each and every one of us can make changes in the way we live our lives and become part of the solution.
Anna Gomes Project Coordinator
At first I thought I was fighting to save (rubber) trees, then I thought I was fighting to save the Amazon rainforest. Now I realize I am fighting for humanity
Dr. Christian Haas Postdoctoral Researcher
Sabine SchneiderProject Coordinator
Strategies for sustainability must take many forms. There is no “one size fits all” approach to the future. (Walker et al.)
How sad to think that nature speaks and mankind doesn’t listen – Victor Hugo
Alokananda NathProject Manager
The Earth is a fine place and worth fighting for – Ernest Hemingway
Diogo da Conceição RegoProject Manager
One day we have to stop dreaming, get our plans out of the drawer and somehow start – Amyr Klink
Eduarda ThurlerProject Coordinator
Nature is our biggest ally and greatest inspiration – David Attenborough
Adrien FellerProject Coordinator
A sustainable future requires actions today
Prof. Dr. Oliver SchenkerRobert Bosch Assistant Professor of Environmental Economics
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.
Martin CremerSeed Capital Assistance Facility
Today’s challenges require the mobilization of private capital through the smart use of public money, especially for de-risking early stage development activities. The SCAF is an example of such an approach, with a strong opportunity for replication.
Andrea BodeSeed Capital Assistance Facility
Transformation starts in our own heads. Each of us can contribute towards a better future, both at work and in our private life.
Derek CampbellSeed Capital Assistance Facility
We all have a responsibility not only to address tomorrows challenges but yesterdays’ failures.