Our Team

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).

Hussein Anooshah
Hussein AnooshahProject Manager
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. – Robert Swan
Maria Jesus Baez
Maria Jesus BaezProject Manager
Caminante no hay camino, se hace camino al andar. (There is no path to follow; you make one – your own – as you walk.) – Antonio Machado
Frederic Bettini
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.
Andrea Bode
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 Campbell
Derek CampbellSeed Capital Assistance Facility
We all have a responsibility not only to address tomorrows challenges but yesterdays’ failures.
Martin Cremer
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.
Vy Doan
Vy DoanProject Coordinator / Project Finance Expert
We have to find climate-friendly ways of encouraging economic growth. The good news is we think they exist.
Malin Emmerich
Malin EmmerichProject Manager
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. – John F. Kennedy
Dr. Christine Grüning
Dr. Christine GrüningSenior Project Manager - Climate finance & education
Education is an essential element of the global response to the threat of climate change.
Lara Hensel
Lara HenselProject Coordinator
Henriette Jahns
Henriette JahnsSenior Project Manager
I’m passionate about making a sustainable and climate friendly economy the future reality.
Dr. Karol Kempa
Dr. Karol KempaPostdoctoral Researcher & Senior Project Manager
Economists encourage the emergence of a global carbon price and are committed to deepen the understanding of carbon pricing, both as carbon taxes and emissions trading. – Economists’ Statement on Carbon Pricing (EAERE)
Laura Kempa
Laura KempaProject Manager & Adaptation Finance Expert
Many individuals are doing what they can. But real success can only come if there is a change in our societies and in our economics and in our politics. – David Attenborough
Michael König
Michael König Project Manager
My house is your house.
Silvia Kreibiehl
Silvia KreibiehlClimate Finance Expert
Do what is right. Not what is easy.
Madhumitha Madhavan
Madhumitha MadhavanProject Manager, Climate & sustainable finance
Reduce, reuse and recycle – Captain Planet
Carola Menzel-Hausherr
Carola Menzel-HausherrSenior Project Manager – Expert and Trainer for Climate Finance
Concentrate on the essentials.
Tobias Panofen
Tobias PanofenSenior Project Manager
Dr. W. Pieter Pauw
Dr. W. Pieter PauwSenior Project Manager / adj. ass. Professor
Climate change is the biggest challenge humanity has ever faced. Without global cooperation we cannot tackle it.
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Saskia Peters
Saskia PetersAssistant to the Head of Centre
There is no planet B. We must do what we can today to save our tomorrow.
Sebastian Rink
Sebastian RinkGreen and Sustainable Finance Expert
The climate crisis requires unprecedented action – mainstream finance needs to become a driving force.
Alicia Rondon-Krummheuer
Alicia Rondon-KrummheuerProject Manager – Forest & Climate Smart Finance Expert
Many small people who in many small places do many small things that can alter the face of the world. – African Proverb
Oliver Schenker
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.
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Marjan Stojiljković
Marjan StojiljkovićSenior Project Manager, Energy & Infrastructure Finance Expert
Climate protection is our duty – climate finance a passion.
Luis Henrique Zamarioli
Luis Henrique ZamarioliResearcher / Project manager
Climate change is the greatest systemic challenge of our time. Addressing it requires the courage to go beyond simplistic and linear solutions.
Menglu Zhuang
Menglu ZhuangSustainable Finance Expert & Project Manager
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu