Our Team



Fatma Dirkes

Head of International Advisory Services

Karsten Löffler

Head of FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener

Head of Centre Research

Climate Topic Leaders

Maria Jesus Baez
Maria Jesus BaezSenior Project Manager
The road to success is always under construction – Lily Tomlin

Area of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy financing
  • Crowdinvesting
  • Financial Modelling
  • Electric Mobility
Dr. Christine Grüning
Dr. Christine GrüningSenior Project Manager

Area of Expertise

  • Climate Finance
  • International Climate Policy
  • Green Climate Fund
  • Education
  • Global Trends in Renewable Energy Report
Lukas Simon
Lukas SimonManager Sustainable Finance Solutions
Once climate change becomes a defining issue for financial stability, it may already be too late – Mark Carney

Area of Expertise

  • Sustainable Finance (strategic advisory, development and structuring of new sustainable finance products/solutions)
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Banking
  • German “Mittelstand”, Large- and Mid-Caps
  • TCFD
Dr. Karol Kempa
Dr. Karol KempaSenior Project Manager
I take it the odds are against us and the situation is grim. […] Sounds like fun! – James T. Kirk

Research Areas

  • Environmental and Energy Economics
  • Climate Policy
  • Climate Finance
  • Applied Econometrics
Diana Kollanyi
Diana KollanyiSenior Project Manager
We all share one planet and are one humanity; there is no escaping this reality – Wangari Maathai

Area of Expertise

  • Private sector development and clean energy
  • Project management for renewable energy projects, energising rural economies by building value chains and supporting productive use of electricity in Africa.
  • Organisational Development and capacity building, including advisory, incubation, and impact measurement
Carola Menzel - Hausherr
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)
Tobias Panofen
Tobias PanofenSenior Project Manager

Area of Expertise

  • Renewable Energy and Cleantech Finance
  • Crowdinvesting
  • Decentralized energy
  • Project Finance and Risk Transfer
Pieter Pauw
Pieter PauwSenior Project Manager

Area of Expertise

  • Adaptation Finance
  • Green Climate Fund
  • International climate policy
  • Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Climate justice
Hussein Anooshah
Hussein Anooshah Senior Project Manager
The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it. – Robert Swan

Area of Expertise

  • Sustainable Finance Strategy Development
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.
Diego Delgado
Diego DelgadoSustainable Finance Analyst
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. Christian Haas
Dr. Christian Haas Postdoctoral Researcher
Lara Hensel
Lara HenselProject Coordinator
Together and united, we are unstoppable – Greta Thunberg
Ingmar Jürgens
Ingmar JürgensAdvisor Sustainable Finance
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.
Madhumitha Madhavan
Madhumitha MadhavanProject Manager, Climate & sustainable finance
Reduce, reuse and recycle – Captain Planet
Menglu Neupert-Zhuang
Menglu Neupert-ZhuangSustainable Finance Expert & Project Manager
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu
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.
Prof. Dr. Oliver Schenker
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.
Elizabeth Tamayo Tabares
Elizabeth Tamayo TabaresProject Coordinator
Green contains all Colors.
Gabriel Umana
Gabriel UmanaProject Manager
“We are in a battle against time. The financial sector must be at the helm for change towards a new sustainable generation.”
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.
Relja Zambelic
Relja ZambelicProject Manager
Pauline Delacoe
Pauline DelacoeOffice Manager
What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. Dr Jane Goodall, Scientist & Activist
Mathilde Bossut
Mathilde BossutJunior Researcher
María José Valverde
María José ValverdeProject Coordinator
This is not our world with trees in it. It’s a world of trees, where humans have just arrived. – Richard Powers, The Overstory
Sabine Schneider
Sabine SchneiderProject Coordinator
Strategies for sustainability must take many forms. There is no “one size fits all” approach to the future. (Walker et al.)
Christina Anselm
Christina Anselm Sustainable Finance Analyst
If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together – African Proverb
Anna Gomes
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
Arturo Martinez-Oest
Arturo Martinez-OestProject Coordinator
When the winds of change blow, some people build walls, others build windmills – Chinese Proverb
Ghazal Ghafari
Ghazal GhafariData Scientist
Yamini Jain
Yamini JainProject Coordinator
Iara Linz Watanabe
Iara Linz Watanabe Project Coordinator
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.
Derek Campbell
Derek CampbellSeed Capital Assistance Facility
We all have a responsibility not only to address tomorrows challenges but yesterdays’ failures.
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.“