Frankfurt School of Finance & Management

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (FS-UNEP)

Frankfurt School of Finance and Management gGmbH is a leading private business school based in Frankfurt am Main. In education, research and advisory Frankfurt School covers economics, management, finance and banking. Frankfurt School is part of a global network of about 100 partner universities and business schools.

The faculty offers professional and executive education as well as university degree programs and has full degree awarding power. In 2009 evolved out of a longtime cooperation between Frankfurt School and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance.

The vision of the Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance is to advance transformation to resilient low-carbon and resource-efficient economies. The Centre’s work is designed to encourage and assist the finance community to scale-up current investment, or to take the first steps into new markets. The Centre combines in-depth knowledge of financing markets, particularly in developing countries, with extensive skills for the design of appropriate financial mechanisms and contractual arrangements for financiers under local conditions. It acts as a moderator between the public and private sectors, developing and developed countries, high-level climate policy negotiators and on-the-ground project developers. As a unique “think-and-do” tank combining research, education and project implementation, the Centre is in a position to combine academic know-how with practical project experience.

Researchers

Prof. Dr. Oliver Schenker

Prof. Dr. Oliver Schenker is Robert Bosch Assistant Professor for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources in the Economics Department at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where he builds a new research group that particularly deals with climate and energy policy in development and emerging economies.

Before joining the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management Oliver Schenker hold between 2011 and 2015 different positions at the Centre for European Economic Re-search (ZEW) in Mannheim, lastly as acting head of the department Environmental and Resource Economics, Environmental Management. During this time he, inter alia, co-coordinated the large European research project ENTRACTE that focused on the interaction of climate- and energy policy instruments in Europe.

He holds a Ph.D. from the University Bern, where he also did his undergraduate studies. His research focuses on Environmental and Energy Economics. In particular, he is interested in energy and climate policy in emerging and developing countries and inter-action between different policy instruments and their resilience to external shocks.

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener is professor for sustainable energy finance at the faculty of Frankfurt School. As Head of Research of the UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance his current fields of research are the economics of climate change, financing sustainable energy systems and climate finance.

In the past, he was deputy head of the department of „Environmental and Resource Economics and Environmental management” at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim, Germany. Thereafter he joined KfW Development Bank, where he was dealing with the practice of financing renewable energy and energy efficiency in developing and newly industrialized countries within the German development co-operation. Ulf Moslener holds a Diploma in Physics and a PhD in economics from the University of Heidelberg.

Menglu Neupert-Zhuang

Menglu Neupert-Zhuang is a research associate at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and a project manager for sustainable finance at the Frankfurt School UNEP Collaborating Centre. Ms. Neupert-Zhuang’s main research area is environmental economics, focusing in particular on the economic impact assessment of sustainable climate policies considering financial market conditions. She is also interested in behavioural economics, particularly on investor psychology.

Ms. Neupert-Zhuang has many years working experiences in the area of climate and sustainable energy finance. Amongst others, she was a key member in the projects Developing Sustainable Energy Investment Metrics for the Financial Sector (SEI Metrics) and Monitoring and Analysis of Renewable Energy Data (EurObserv’ER) funded by the European Commission, as well as Results-based Climate Finance Initiative mapping, Outlining and Assessment supported by the World Bank.

Ms. Neupert-Zhuang obtained a Graduate Diploma in Mathematics from University of London (London School of Economics) in August 2019. She holds a M.Sc. Finance degree from Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Germany) and a B.Sc. Economics degree from Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (China). She is currently a PhD candidate at the Marburg University.

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