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.