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Unser Erfolg und Impact beruht auf dem Engagement von über 400 Mitarbeitern aus 30 verschiedenen Ländern. Unsere Mitarbeiter sind interdisziplinär ausgebildet, haben Hochschulabschlüsse von den besten Universitäten und Erfahrung im öffentlichen und privaten Sektor.

Management

Renat Heuberger

Renat Heuberger

Unternehmensleiter

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Verwaltungsratsvorsitzender, CFO

Franziska Sinner

Franziska Sinner

Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability Advisory

Marco Magini

Marco Magini

Director Projects & Portfolio Management

Sarah Boissinot

Sarah Boissinot

Director, Consultancy Team

Andrea Rumiz

Andrea Rumiz

Direktor Verkauf

Thomas Camerata

Thomas Camerata

Head of Marketing Implementation & Research

Rebecca Portman

Rebecca Portmann

Head of Global HR

Martin Christen

Martin Christen

Chief Operating Officer

Marco Hirsbrunner

Marco Hirsbrunner

Senior Director, Head of Implementation

Sophie Deheselle

Sophie Deheselle

Associate Director, Head of Operations, Climate Solutions

Isabel Hagbrink

Isabel Hagbrink

Director of Communications

Stefan Rösch

Stefan Rösch

Director, Business Development & Marketing

Christian Dannecker

Christian Dannecker

Director Global Sourcing

Chantelle Grobler

Chantelle Grobler

Head of Global Finance

Martin Stadelmann

Martin Stadelmann

Director Funds & Platforms

Verwaltungsrat

Heinz Haller

Heinz Haller

Ehemaliger Executive Vice President der Dow Chemical Company und Präsident von Dow EMEAI

Dr. Matthias Bichsel

Dr. Matthias Bichsel

Vize-Vorstandsvorsitzender von Sulzer; nicht operatives Vorstandsmitglied von Canadian Utilities

Mahua Acharya

Mahua Acharya

Leitender Berater und Direktor der Asiatischen Operationen der Klimapolitik-Initiative

Piers Cumberlege

Piers Cumberlege

Vorsitzender Straightview International, Beirat FinDev Canada

Michel Pola

Michel Pola

Verwaltungsratsmitglied

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Verwaltungsratsvorsitzender, CFO

Experten

Patrick Bürgi

Patrick Bürgi

Director, Innovation

John Davis

John Davis

Director, Business Development APAC

Natalia Gorina

Natalia Gorina

Director, Business Development Global Transportation

Jens Olejak

Jens Olejak

Direktor für nachhaltige Energie, Geschäftsführer für Schweden

Michael Weber

Michael Weber

Director Corporate Climate Neutrality

Thomas Schröder

Dr. Thomas Schröder

Head of Climate Action

Gaetan Hinojosa

Gaetan Hinojosa

Practice Lead, Climate Finance Advisory

Ab Kasmi

Ab Kasmi

Director, Carbon Renewables & Partnership

Bastien Girod

Bastien Girod

Director, Business Development DACH

Bamshad Houshyani

Bamshad Houshyani

Director Project Development

Esther Rohena

Esther Rohena

Associate Director, Global Sourcing

Ingo Puhl

Ingo Puhl

Managing Director, South East Asia

Hans-Peter Egler

Hans-Peter Egler

Direktor Zusammenarbeit öffentlicher Sektor

Dominique Gangneux

Dominique Gangneux

Principal Consultant, Land & Water

Kat Khunikakorn

Kat Khunikakorn

Regional Director Southeast Asia

Marie Gustafsson

Marie Gustafsson

Senior Manager, Regional Lead Nordics

Bram Veenhof

Bram Veenhof

Director Climate Neutral Applications

Miguel Chavarría

Miguel Chavarría

Senior Manager, Regional Lead Latin America

Yang Xuan

Yang Xuan

Regional Director of Emission Reductions China & ROW

Naomi Rosenthal

Naomi Rosenthal

Director, Agricultural Value Chains

Russell Cullinane

Russell Cullinane

Associate Director, Southeast Asia Sourcing

Denis Jorisch

Denis Jorisch

Senior Manager, Regional Lead DACH

Indra Fachru

Indra Fachru

Senior Designer

Patrick Horka

Patrick Horka

Practice Lead, Renewable Energies

Victor Giraldo

Victor Giraldo

Director of Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment products

Rebecca Self

Rebecca Self

Director of Sustainable Finance

Mike Shirley

Mike Shirley

Marketing Director Climate Solutions

Hanh Dang Hong

Hanh Dang Hong

Director Vietnam

Muireann Gibbons-Neff

Muireann Gibbons-Neff

Senior Manager, Regional Lead North America

Leonardo Verkooijen

Leonardo Verkooijen

Senior Manager, Regional Lead Benelux

Renat ist ein Pionier und sozial engagierter Unternehmer in den Bereichen Nachhaltigkeit, Klimawandel und erneuerbare Energien. Er ist seit 1999 in diesen Branchen tätig. Als Gründungspartner und CEO der South Pole Group koordinierte er die Gründung des Unternehmens und dessen Ausrichtung auf globale Nachhaltigkeitslösungen. Vor der Gründung von South Pole war Renat Mitbegründer und CEO der myclimate foundation, einem der weltweit ersten Anbieter im Bereich freiwilliger Kohlenstoffmärkte.

Renat wurde von der Schwab-Stiftung des Weltwirtschaftsforums zum „Social Entrepreneur of Switzerland" gewählt und ist Mitglied des Global Agenda Council on Climate Change des WEF. Er ist als Vorstandsmitglied von Climate-KIC, der grössten europäischen öffentlich-privaten

Innovationspartnerschaft für Klimawandel, Vorstandmitglied von Climate Friendly Pty Ltd, dem führenden freiwilligen Kohlenstoffunternehmen Australiens sowie der Perenia Pty Ltd tätig. Er ist Mitglied des Beratungsgremiums von HUB Zürich, einer Plattform für soziale Unternehmer sowie MyNewEnergy, einem Unternehmen, welches die erste Plattform zum Vergleich von Energieprodukten in der Schweiz anbietet. Renat verfügt über einen Master-Abschluss in Umweltwissenschaft von der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) Zürich und hat Geschäftsleitungslehrgänge bei INSEAD sowie der Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) absolviert.

Weitere Informationen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renat_Heuberger

Renat Heuberger

Renat Heuberger

Unternehmensleiter

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Renat ist ein Pionier und sozial engagierter Unternehmer in den Bereichen Nachhaltigkeit, Klimawandel und erneuerbare Energien. Er ist seit 1999 in diesen Branchen tätig. Als Gründungspartner und CEO der South Pole Group koordinierte er die Gründung des Unternehmens und dessen Ausrichtung auf globale Nachhaltigkeitslösungen. Vor der Gründung von South Pole war Renat Mitbegründer und CEO der myclimate foundation, einem der weltweit ersten Anbieter im Bereich freiwilliger Kohlenstoffmärkte.

Renat wurde von der Schwab-Stiftung des Weltwirtschaftsforums zum „Social Entrepreneur of Switzerland" gewählt und ist Mitglied des Global Agenda Council on Climate Change des WEF. Er ist als Vorstandsmitglied von Climate-KIC, der grössten europäischen öffentlich-privaten

Innovationspartnerschaft für Klimawandel, Vorstandmitglied von Climate Friendly Pty Ltd, dem führenden freiwilligen Kohlenstoffunternehmen Australiens sowie der Perenia Pty Ltd tätig. Er ist Mitglied des Beratungsgremiums von HUB Zürich, einer Plattform für soziale Unternehmer sowie MyNewEnergy, einem Unternehmen, welches die erste Plattform zum Vergleich von Energieprodukten in der Schweiz anbietet. Renat verfügt über einen Master-Abschluss in Umweltwissenschaft von der Eidgenössischen Technischen Hochschule (ETH) Zürich und hat Geschäftsleitungslehrgänge bei INSEAD sowie der Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) absolviert.

Weitere Informationen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renat_Heuberger

Christoph schloss sich der South Pole Group im Jahr 2007 nach 12,5 Jahren bei McKinsey & Company Inc. an, wo er als Senior-Experte für Emissionshandel, elektrischen Strom und Naturgas tätig war. Bei South Pole ist er Verwaltungsratspräsident, CFO und einer der Hauptanteilseigner.

Bei McKinsey war er verantwortlich für die Prüfung des EU Emissionshandelsprogramms für die EU Kommission in den Jahren 2005 und 2006, sowie als Berater des britischen Ministeriums für Industrie und Handel in Bezug auf den nationalen Zuordnungsplan für die Kyotoperiode von 2008 – 2012.

Christoph verfügt über einen MSc in Maschinenbau der Universität Karlsruhe, einen MSc in Energiemanagement & Richtlinien von der Universität Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sowie der IFG School, Paris und promovierte an der Universität Oldenburg mit einem Doktortitel im Bereich Energie. Seine Studien umfassten zudem umfangreiche Praktika in Frankreich und Südafrika.

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Verwaltungsratsvorsitzender, CFO

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Christoph schloss sich der South Pole Group im Jahr 2007 nach 12,5 Jahren bei McKinsey & Company Inc. an, wo er als Senior-Experte für Emissionshandel, elektrischen Strom und Naturgas tätig war. Bei South Pole ist er Verwaltungsratspräsident, CFO und einer der Hauptanteilseigner.

Bei McKinsey war er verantwortlich für die Prüfung des EU Emissionshandelsprogramms für die EU Kommission in den Jahren 2005 und 2006, sowie als Berater des britischen Ministeriums für Industrie und Handel in Bezug auf den nationalen Zuordnungsplan für die Kyotoperiode von 2008 – 2012.

Christoph verfügt über einen MSc in Maschinenbau der Universität Karlsruhe, einen MSc in Energiemanagement & Richtlinien von der Universität Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sowie der IFG School, Paris und promovierte an der Universität Oldenburg mit einem Doktortitel im Bereich Energie. Seine Studien umfassten zudem umfangreiche Praktika in Frankreich und Südafrika.

As South Pole's Advisory - Corporates and Capital Markets Anne-Franziska is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of advisory services for the corporate sector. Her cross-functional expertise lies in the field of climate change, carbon and power markets, sustainable finance and GHG emission mitigation. Her career has focussed on the integration of sustainability along corporate business supply chains and into business operations. Prior to joining South Pole in 2015, Anne-Franziska has worked for KPMG in the US and various consulting firms in North America and Europe advising on corporate sustainability management, sustainability strategy design, sustainability program set up, policy and market analyses.

Franziska Sinner

Franziska Sinner

Senior Director, Corporate Sustainability Advisory

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As South Pole's Advisory - Corporates and Capital Markets Anne-Franziska is responsible for the strategic development and implementation of advisory services for the corporate sector. Her cross-functional expertise lies in the field of climate change, carbon and power markets, sustainable finance and GHG emission mitigation. Her career has focussed on the integration of sustainability along corporate business supply chains and into business operations. Prior to joining South Pole in 2015, Anne-Franziska has worked for KPMG in the US and various consulting firms in North America and Europe advising on corporate sustainability management, sustainability strategy design, sustainability program set up, policy and market analyses.

Marco graduated in International and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics. Since, he has worked extensively in climate change and sustainable economy, with a particular focus on voluntary carbon markets.

His work has taken him to Canada, the United States, Belgium, Turkey, India, Switzerland and the UK, London where he lives today.

Marco Magini

Marco Magini

Director Projects & Portfolio Management

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Marco graduated in International and Economic Policy from the London School of Economics. Since, he has worked extensively in climate change and sustainable economy, with a particular focus on voluntary carbon markets.

His work has taken him to Canada, the United States, Belgium, Turkey, India, Switzerland and the UK, London where he lives today.

Sarah has worked in the sustainability sector for over eight years. Sarah started her career at South Pole in 2014 as a Project Manager. Quickly, she became Head of Operations for Latin America and Director of the Mexican office. As Director of the Consultancy and Services Team, Sarah is in charge of the overall management and coordination of this team.

Prior to joining South Pole, Sarah has worked with OTEK Australia where she consulted for contaminated sites and soils. She also has teaching experience, and experience working with the public sector, non-for-profit and intergovernmental organisations.

Sarah holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering from the IMT, France; in addition, Sarah has studied in Colombia at the Los Andes University.

Sarah Boissinot

Sarah Boissinot

Director, Consultancy Team

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Sarah has worked in the sustainability sector for over eight years. Sarah started her career at South Pole in 2014 as a Project Manager. Quickly, she became Head of Operations for Latin America and Director of the Mexican office. As Director of the Consultancy and Services Team, Sarah is in charge of the overall management and coordination of this team.

Prior to joining South Pole, Sarah has worked with OTEK Australia where she consulted for contaminated sites and soils. She also has teaching experience, and experience working with the public sector, non-for-profit and intergovernmental organisations.

Sarah holds a MSc in Environmental Engineering from the IMT, France; in addition, Sarah has studied in Colombia at the Los Andes University.

Andrea ist ein erfahrener Verkaufsexperte mit mehr als 12 Jahren Erfahrung und globalen Einblicken in verschiedenen Geschäftsbranchen, einschliesslich Fluglinien, Schiffsbroker, Energie- und Umweltberatung. Andrea verfügt über solide Erfahrung im Bereich Kohlestoffemissionen/CERs sowie im VERs-Markt. Als Leiter des Sales Teams der South Pole Group koordiniert Andrea den globalen Verkauf und war bis heute an über 250 Projekten weltweit beteiligt.

Andrea Rumiz

Andrea Rumiz

Direktor Verkauf

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Andrea ist ein erfahrener Verkaufsexperte mit mehr als 12 Jahren Erfahrung und globalen Einblicken in verschiedenen Geschäftsbranchen, einschliesslich Fluglinien, Schiffsbroker, Energie- und Umweltberatung. Andrea verfügt über solide Erfahrung im Bereich Kohlestoffemissionen/CERs sowie im VERs-Markt. Als Leiter des Sales Teams der South Pole Group koordiniert Andrea den globalen Verkauf und war bis heute an über 250 Projekten weltweit beteiligt.

Thomas is co-founder of South Pole and Director Marketing & Communications. He has a Master in Environmental Science from ETH Zürich. He has been working on climate solutions, renewable energy projects and corporate climate and sustainability action for the past 13 years. Prior to co-funding South Pole, Thomas initiated and co-directed myclimate.org, the leading Swiss non-Profit foundation for climate solutions and Seed Sustainability.

Thomas Camerata

Thomas Camerata

Head of Marketing Implementation & Research

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Thomas is co-founder of South Pole and Director Marketing & Communications. He has a Master in Environmental Science from ETH Zürich. He has been working on climate solutions, renewable energy projects and corporate climate and sustainability action for the past 13 years. Prior to co-funding South Pole, Thomas initiated and co-directed myclimate.org, the leading Swiss non-Profit foundation for climate solutions and Seed Sustainability.

As Head of Global HR, Rebecca is responsible for developing and implementing South Pole's HR strategy, and leading the global HR team. This includes ensuring the provision of best-in-class HR programs, processes and services that enable the Company to attract, develop and retain the most talented employees, in support of South Pole's ambitious goals.

Rebecca brings to South Pole 12 years of international HR experience gained in Switzerland, Spain, US and Latin America. Her main areas of expertise are in talent management, learning & development, recruitment, compensation & benefits, employee engagement, and organisational development. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and holds an Executive Master's in Human Resources Management from EADA Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Rebecca Portman

Rebecca Portmann

Head of Global HR

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As Head of Global HR, Rebecca is responsible for developing and implementing South Pole's HR strategy, and leading the global HR team. This includes ensuring the provision of best-in-class HR programs, processes and services that enable the Company to attract, develop and retain the most talented employees, in support of South Pole's ambitious goals.

Rebecca brings to South Pole 12 years of international HR experience gained in Switzerland, Spain, US and Latin America. Her main areas of expertise are in talent management, learning & development, recruitment, compensation & benefits, employee engagement, and organisational development. She graduated in Psychology from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and holds an Executive Master's in Human Resources Management from EADA Business School in Barcelona, Spain.

Martin Christen schloss sich im Jahr 2009 dem wachsenden Team der South Pole Group an, nachdem er in den Bereichen Verwaltung und Treuhand-Buchhaltung bei Xerox sowie Ernst & Young tätig war. Unser Direktor für zentrale Funktionen ist ein in der Schweiz zertifizierter Experte für Buchhaltung und Rechnungswesen sowie Finanzen. Martin führt und kontrolliert die globalen zentralen Funktionen der South Pole Group (Buchhaltung/Rechnungswesen, IT und Verwaltung) an – diese Leistungen sorgen dafür, dass unser Hauptgeschäft nahtlos und effizient funktionieren kann.

Martin Christen

Martin Christen

Chief Operating Officer

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Martin Christen schloss sich im Jahr 2009 dem wachsenden Team der South Pole Group an, nachdem er in den Bereichen Verwaltung und Treuhand-Buchhaltung bei Xerox sowie Ernst & Young tätig war. Unser Direktor für zentrale Funktionen ist ein in der Schweiz zertifizierter Experte für Buchhaltung und Rechnungswesen sowie Finanzen. Martin führt und kontrolliert die globalen zentralen Funktionen der South Pole Group (Buchhaltung/Rechnungswesen, IT und Verwaltung) an – diese Leistungen sorgen dafür, dass unser Hauptgeschäft nahtlos und effizient funktionieren kann.

Marco Hirsbrunner ist ein Experte in der Umsetzung von Projekten zur Emissionsverringerung sowie webbasierten Managementanwendungen. Bei der South Pole Group ist Marco verantwortlich für die Verwaltung der Pipeline von Emissionsreduktionsprojekten weltweit und beaufsichtigt mehrere Teams von lokalen Experten. Er verfügt über einen Abschluss in Medien und Sinologie von der Universität Zürich und umfangreiche Erfahrung in den Bereichen Geschäftsentwicklung, Projektbeschaffung und -umsetzung.

Marco Hirsbrunner

Marco Hirsbrunner

Senior Director, Head of Implementation

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Marco Hirsbrunner ist ein Experte in der Umsetzung von Projekten zur Emissionsverringerung sowie webbasierten Managementanwendungen. Bei der South Pole Group ist Marco verantwortlich für die Verwaltung der Pipeline von Emissionsreduktionsprojekten weltweit und beaufsichtigt mehrere Teams von lokalen Experten. Er verfügt über einen Abschluss in Medien und Sinologie von der Universität Zürich und umfangreiche Erfahrung in den Bereichen Geschäftsentwicklung, Projektbeschaffung und -umsetzung.

As Head of Operations for the Consultancy & Services Team in Europe and for the Key Account Management Team, Sophie is responsible for the overall operations of those two teams. Sophie joined South Pole in 2008. Since then, she has been evolving from project manager implementing emission reduction projects in Asia and in Africa, then senior consultant to Head of Operations.

Sophie holds a double Master degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from the French engineering Scool Centrale Nantes and from the Italian University Politecnico of Milan

Sophie Deheselle

Sophie Deheselle

Associate Director, Head of Operations, Climate Solutions

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As Head of Operations for the Consultancy & Services Team in Europe and for the Key Account Management Team, Sophie is responsible for the overall operations of those two teams. Sophie joined South Pole in 2008. Since then, she has been evolving from project manager implementing emission reduction projects in Asia and in Africa, then senior consultant to Head of Operations.

Sophie holds a double Master degree in Environmental Engineering and Management from the French engineering Scool Centrale Nantes and from the Italian University Politecnico of Milan

Isabel Hagbrink is the Director of Communications at South Pole, a leading climate strategy and solutions company, responsible for strategic communications, branding, stakeholder engagement and advocacy efforts. She is based in Amsterdam. Isabel was previously responsible for carbon and climate finance communications at the World Bank in Washington DC, with a focus on projects and technologies around the world that reduce emissions and earn carbon credits. Previous to the World Bank, Isabel was the Vice President for voluntary carbon markets at MGM International, originating projects that reduce emissions in the US and responsible for the relationship with US clients and Morgan Stanley, its main shareholder. Before working at MGM International, Isabel spent nine years at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she worked with project finance as well as outreach and corporate communications.
Isabel Hagbrink

Isabel Hagbrink

Director of Communications

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Isabel Hagbrink is the Director of Communications at South Pole, a leading climate strategy and solutions company, responsible for strategic communications, branding, stakeholder engagement and advocacy efforts. She is based in Amsterdam. Isabel was previously responsible for carbon and climate finance communications at the World Bank in Washington DC, with a focus on projects and technologies around the world that reduce emissions and earn carbon credits. Previous to the World Bank, Isabel was the Vice President for voluntary carbon markets at MGM International, originating projects that reduce emissions in the US and responsible for the relationship with US clients and Morgan Stanley, its main shareholder. Before working at MGM International, Isabel spent nine years at the Inter-American Development Bank, where she worked with project finance as well as outreach and corporate communications.
Stefan Rösch

Stefan Rösch

Director, Business Development & Marketing

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Christian Dannecker führt als Direktor für nachhaltige Lieferketten und Landnutzung der South Pole Group ein Team von 10 Experten in der Entwicklung einer Pipeline für Wiederaufforstung, REDD+, Agro-Forstwirtschaft, Landwirtschaft, reine Kochherde und Biomasse-Projekte an. Zudem bieten er und sein Team spezialisierte Beratungsleistungen für REDD+ Bereitschaft, NAMA, Klimafinanzierung, entwaldungsfreie Lieferketten, Standards und Methoden, Richtlinien, MRV, Kapazitätsaufbau und landbasierte Kohlenstoffprojektentwicklung an. Zu seinen Referenzen gehören unter anderen seine Rolle als Policy Advisor für FIP/ADB REDD+ Investitionen, AFOLU NAMA-Entwicklung in Tunesien und Honduras, Wiederbewaldung nativer Spezies und Konservierungsprojekte für Spezies mithilfe der VCS- und CCBS-Standards sowie eines der weltweit grössten REDD+ Projekte, das Kariba REDD+ Projekt. Er ist ausserdem als Director of Corporate Development für Climate Friendly tätig, Mitglied der South Pole Group und Vorstandsmitglied von Natural Carbon Pty Ltd. (Brisbane). Er hat das Studium an der ETH Zürich mit einem M.Sc. in Umweltwissenschaft abgeschlossen. Aktuell ist er als Komitee-Mitglied von CODE REDD sowie im CCBS-Standardkomitee tätig. Christian ist anerkannter Experte für VCS JNR.

Christian Dannecker

Christian Dannecker

Director Global Sourcing

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Christian Dannecker führt als Direktor für nachhaltige Lieferketten und Landnutzung der South Pole Group ein Team von 10 Experten in der Entwicklung einer Pipeline für Wiederaufforstung, REDD+, Agro-Forstwirtschaft, Landwirtschaft, reine Kochherde und Biomasse-Projekte an. Zudem bieten er und sein Team spezialisierte Beratungsleistungen für REDD+ Bereitschaft, NAMA, Klimafinanzierung, entwaldungsfreie Lieferketten, Standards und Methoden, Richtlinien, MRV, Kapazitätsaufbau und landbasierte Kohlenstoffprojektentwicklung an. Zu seinen Referenzen gehören unter anderen seine Rolle als Policy Advisor für FIP/ADB REDD+ Investitionen, AFOLU NAMA-Entwicklung in Tunesien und Honduras, Wiederbewaldung nativer Spezies und Konservierungsprojekte für Spezies mithilfe der VCS- und CCBS-Standards sowie eines der weltweit grössten REDD+ Projekte, das Kariba REDD+ Projekt. Er ist ausserdem als Director of Corporate Development für Climate Friendly tätig, Mitglied der South Pole Group und Vorstandsmitglied von Natural Carbon Pty Ltd. (Brisbane). Er hat das Studium an der ETH Zürich mit einem M.Sc. in Umweltwissenschaft abgeschlossen. Aktuell ist er als Komitee-Mitglied von CODE REDD sowie im CCBS-Standardkomitee tätig. Christian ist anerkannter Experte für VCS JNR.

  • - 6 years CFO Westfalia Fruit (USD 1.2 billion turnover, EBIT USD 80 million), London
  • - 6 years General Manager Finance Merensky Timber South Africa
  • - 4 years KPMG Russia and South Africa
  • - FCA and Chartered Account accredited
  • - B Com (Hon) Acc Sciences South Africa
Chantelle Grobler

Chantelle Grobler

Head of Global Finance

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  • - 6 years CFO Westfalia Fruit (USD 1.2 billion turnover, EBIT USD 80 million), London
  • - 6 years General Manager Finance Merensky Timber South Africa
  • - 4 years KPMG Russia and South Africa
  • - FCA and Chartered Account accredited
  • - B Com (Hon) Acc Sciences South Africa

Martin is a political scientist (PhD) and economic geographer. He has more than 10 years of experience in developing and evaluating climate finance projects/programmes in developing countries (both private and international development cooperation projects), with a particular focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, waste and urban development. He is a leading climate finance expert, with key analytical roles in reports like 'Mobilizing climate finance - the role of GIZ' (Client: GIZ), 'Economics of Adaptation for Climate Change' (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), the 'Global Landscape of Climate Finance', 'The Role of Public Finance in Concentrated Solar Power & Geothermal' (Climate Investment Funds - CIF) and 'Estimating mobilized private finance for adaptation' (for DFID, UK).

He contributed to innovative mechanisms under the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (Climate Development and Financing Facility, Debt Fund for Pre-Paid Energy, Energy Savings Insurance) and the finance chapters of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report 2014 and the UNEP Adaptation Gap report 2014. Through this work, he has in-depth knowledge on integration of climate change mitigation/adaptation into development bank operations (all major bilateral, multilateral and national development banks), domestic enabling environments, domestic and international climate finance, and particularly the monitoring/reporting of climate finance flows (projects for GIZ, DFID, Government of Netherlands, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment).Until 2009, he managed renewable energy, energy efficiency and biogas/waste projects in developing countries at myclimate. During his PhD (2009-2013) and his time at Climate Policy Initiative (2013-2015), he advised governments and climate funds on the costs and effectiveness of international climate finance (evaluations at policy, programme and project level). He represented the Swiss government in the international climate negotiations and advised several other governments on technical questions with climate negotiations.

Martin Stadelmann

Martin Stadelmann

Director Funds & Platforms

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Martin is a political scientist (PhD) and economic geographer. He has more than 10 years of experience in developing and evaluating climate finance projects/programmes in developing countries (both private and international development cooperation projects), with a particular focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency, transport, waste and urban development. He is a leading climate finance expert, with key analytical roles in reports like 'Mobilizing climate finance - the role of GIZ' (Client: GIZ), 'Economics of Adaptation for Climate Change' (Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation), the 'Global Landscape of Climate Finance', 'The Role of Public Finance in Concentrated Solar Power & Geothermal' (Climate Investment Funds - CIF) and 'Estimating mobilized private finance for adaptation' (for DFID, UK).

He contributed to innovative mechanisms under the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (Climate Development and Financing Facility, Debt Fund for Pre-Paid Energy, Energy Savings Insurance) and the finance chapters of the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report 2014 and the UNEP Adaptation Gap report 2014. Through this work, he has in-depth knowledge on integration of climate change mitigation/adaptation into development bank operations (all major bilateral, multilateral and national development banks), domestic enabling environments, domestic and international climate finance, and particularly the monitoring/reporting of climate finance flows (projects for GIZ, DFID, Government of Netherlands, Swiss Federal Office for the Environment).Until 2009, he managed renewable energy, energy efficiency and biogas/waste projects in developing countries at myclimate. During his PhD (2009-2013) and his time at Climate Policy Initiative (2013-2015), he advised governments and climate funds on the costs and effectiveness of international climate finance (evaluations at policy, programme and project level). He represented the Swiss government in the international climate negotiations and advised several other governments on technical questions with climate negotiations.

Heinz Haller, vormaliger Excecutive Vice President der Dow Chemical Company und President der Dow EMEAI

Heinz Haller war bis 2019 Executive Vice President der Dow Chemical Company und President der Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). In dieser Position war Haller für die Geschäfte und die geographische Strategie von Dow in Europa, dem Mittleren Osten, Afrika und Indien zuständig. Ausserdem zeichnete er für Government Markets und Olympic Operations verantwortlich und war Mitglied im erweiterten Führungsteam bei Dow.

Haller war 1980 als Handelsvertreter bei Dow im schweizerischen Horgen eingetreten und machte in verschiedenen Marketing- bzw. kaufmännischen Funktionen in unterschiedlichen Abteilungen bei Dow Karriere, darunter Emulsionspolymere, Sonderchemikalien und chlorierte Lösungsmittel.

1994 verliess Haller Dow und ging für fünf Jahre als Managing Director zur mineralisch-chemischen Vertriebsgesellschaft Plüss-Staufer AG (OMYA), bevor er als Chief Executive Officer zu Red Bull Sauber AG und Sauber Petronas Engineering AG berufen wurde. 2002 zog er für vier Jahre als Managing Director zur Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, bevor er zu Dow zurückkehrte.

Nach seiner Rückkehr 2006 übernahm er Exekutivrollen in verschiedenen Bereichen, darunter Performance-Produkte. Seine aktuelle Position hat er seit 2012 inne.

Haller ist Aufsichtsratmitglied bei der BioAmber Inc. und der AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG sowie beim U.S. India Business Council.

Heinz Haller führt einen MBA der IMD, Lausanne, Schweiz. Mit seiner Frau Marlis lebt er im schweizerischen Andermatt, das Paar hat zwei erwachsene Töchter.

Heinz Haller

Heinz Haller

Ehemaliger Executive Vice President der Dow Chemical Company und Präsident von Dow EMEAI

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Heinz Haller, vormaliger Excecutive Vice President der Dow Chemical Company und President der Dow EMEAI

Heinz Haller war bis 2019 Executive Vice President der Dow Chemical Company und President der Dow Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEAI). In dieser Position war Haller für die Geschäfte und die geographische Strategie von Dow in Europa, dem Mittleren Osten, Afrika und Indien zuständig. Ausserdem zeichnete er für Government Markets und Olympic Operations verantwortlich und war Mitglied im erweiterten Führungsteam bei Dow.

Haller war 1980 als Handelsvertreter bei Dow im schweizerischen Horgen eingetreten und machte in verschiedenen Marketing- bzw. kaufmännischen Funktionen in unterschiedlichen Abteilungen bei Dow Karriere, darunter Emulsionspolymere, Sonderchemikalien und chlorierte Lösungsmittel.

1994 verliess Haller Dow und ging für fünf Jahre als Managing Director zur mineralisch-chemischen Vertriebsgesellschaft Plüss-Staufer AG (OMYA), bevor er als Chief Executive Officer zu Red Bull Sauber AG und Sauber Petronas Engineering AG berufen wurde. 2002 zog er für vier Jahre als Managing Director zur Allianz Capital Partners GmbH, bevor er zu Dow zurückkehrte.

Nach seiner Rückkehr 2006 übernahm er Exekutivrollen in verschiedenen Bereichen, darunter Performance-Produkte. Seine aktuelle Position hat er seit 2012 inne.

Haller ist Aufsichtsratmitglied bei der BioAmber Inc. und der AFG Arbonia-Forster-Holding AG sowie beim U.S. India Business Council.

Heinz Haller führt einen MBA der IMD, Lausanne, Schweiz. Mit seiner Frau Marlis lebt er im schweizerischen Andermatt, das Paar hat zwei erwachsene Töchter.

Vize-Vorstandsvorsitzender von Sulzer (Schweiz) sowie Non-Executive Director bei Canadian Utilities (Kanada), Petrofac (Grossbritannien), Mitglied des Beratungsgremiums von Chrysalix Cleantech Venture Capital; ehemaliges Mitglied des Geschäftsleitungs-Komitees von Royal Dutch Shell

Bis Ende 2014 war Matthias Bichsel verantwortlich für die Abteilung für globale Projekte & Technologie bei Royal Dutch Shell und die Regionen Südasien, Australien und Ozeanien. Bei Shell war Matthias für jährliche Kapitalinvestitionen in Höhe von 20 Milliarden US-Dollar, einem jährlichen Budget für Forschung und Entwicklung von 3 Milliarden US-Dollar sowie jährlichen Beschaffungsausgaben von 65 Milliarden US-Dollar für Drittpartei-Waren und -Dienstleistungen verantwortlich. Matthias war zudem verantwortlich für die globale Verantwortung für CO2-Emissionen bei Shell sowie Shells Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm.

Matthias ist derzeit als Vize-Vorstandsvorsitzender bei Sulzer (Schweiz) und Non-Executive Director bei Canadian Utilities (Kanada) und Petrofac (Grossbritannien) tätig und verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung im Aufbau von globalen Unternehmen sowie der Erzielung von Investitionserträgen. Seine umfangreiche internationale Karriere umfasst Stellen in Nahost, Asien, den USA, Kanada und Europa. Er ist genau vertraut mit Investorenbeziehungen und ein gefragter Sprecher auf Investorenveranstaltungen und Branchenkonferenzen.

Matthias Bichsel ist ein geschickter Stratege mit umfangreicher Erfahrung in weltweiten ökonomischen und ökologischen Szenarios, der Energieindustrie, Kapitalprojektmanagement und Technologieentwicklung sowie Kommerzialisierung. Im Rahmen seiner Arbeit als Vorsitzender von Shells Tech Fund Advisory Board, Vorstandsvorsitzender von Directors Enventure und seiner aktuellen Rolle als Berater von Chrysalix konnte Matthias solides Fachwissen im Bereich Technology Venture Fund Management sammeln. Er ist in der Lage, ausgezeichnete Beziehungen mit Regierungspartnern und CEOs von Ölunternehmen wie auch Lieferanten und Verkäufern aufzubauen. Matthias verfügt über tiefgreifende Erfahrung als Manager von Vertragspartnern im Bereich Maschinenbau und Technologie.

Matthias verfügt über ein Doktorat in Geowissenschaft von der Universität Basel (Schweiz) sowie einen Master in Geologie. Zudem ist er Ehrenprofessor der Chinesischen Petroleum-Universität Peking.

Dr. Matthias Bichsel

Dr. Matthias Bichsel

Vize-Vorstandsvorsitzender von Sulzer; nicht operatives Vorstandsmitglied von Canadian Utilities

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Vize-Vorstandsvorsitzender von Sulzer (Schweiz) sowie Non-Executive Director bei Canadian Utilities (Kanada), Petrofac (Grossbritannien), Mitglied des Beratungsgremiums von Chrysalix Cleantech Venture Capital; ehemaliges Mitglied des Geschäftsleitungs-Komitees von Royal Dutch Shell

Bis Ende 2014 war Matthias Bichsel verantwortlich für die Abteilung für globale Projekte & Technologie bei Royal Dutch Shell und die Regionen Südasien, Australien und Ozeanien. Bei Shell war Matthias für jährliche Kapitalinvestitionen in Höhe von 20 Milliarden US-Dollar, einem jährlichen Budget für Forschung und Entwicklung von 3 Milliarden US-Dollar sowie jährlichen Beschaffungsausgaben von 65 Milliarden US-Dollar für Drittpartei-Waren und -Dienstleistungen verantwortlich. Matthias war zudem verantwortlich für die globale Verantwortung für CO2-Emissionen bei Shell sowie Shells Nachhaltigkeitsprogramm.

Matthias ist derzeit als Vize-Vorstandsvorsitzender bei Sulzer (Schweiz) und Non-Executive Director bei Canadian Utilities (Kanada) und Petrofac (Grossbritannien) tätig und verfügt über umfangreiche Erfahrung im Aufbau von globalen Unternehmen sowie der Erzielung von Investitionserträgen. Seine umfangreiche internationale Karriere umfasst Stellen in Nahost, Asien, den USA, Kanada und Europa. Er ist genau vertraut mit Investorenbeziehungen und ein gefragter Sprecher auf Investorenveranstaltungen und Branchenkonferenzen.

Matthias Bichsel ist ein geschickter Stratege mit umfangreicher Erfahrung in weltweiten ökonomischen und ökologischen Szenarios, der Energieindustrie, Kapitalprojektmanagement und Technologieentwicklung sowie Kommerzialisierung. Im Rahmen seiner Arbeit als Vorsitzender von Shells Tech Fund Advisory Board, Vorstandsvorsitzender von Directors Enventure und seiner aktuellen Rolle als Berater von Chrysalix konnte Matthias solides Fachwissen im Bereich Technology Venture Fund Management sammeln. Er ist in der Lage, ausgezeichnete Beziehungen mit Regierungspartnern und CEOs von Ölunternehmen wie auch Lieferanten und Verkäufern aufzubauen. Matthias verfügt über tiefgreifende Erfahrung als Manager von Vertragspartnern im Bereich Maschinenbau und Technologie.

Matthias verfügt über ein Doktorat in Geowissenschaft von der Universität Basel (Schweiz) sowie einen Master in Geologie. Zudem ist er Ehrenprofessor der Chinesischen Petroleum-Universität Peking.

Mahua Acharya ist eine bekannte Expertin in der Branche und kann nahezu zwei Jahrzehnte internationaler Erfahrung in den Klimaschutzmärkten, in der Klimafinanzierung sowie allgemein in der Umweltfinanzierung vorweisen. Sie engagiert sich in der Weiterbildung und lehrte an der Indian School of Business in Hyderababad, ausserdem ist sie derzeit Mitgründerin des landesweit ersten Führungskräfte-Programms zu nachhaltiger Finanzwirtschaft am Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. Mahua ist eine häufige Sprecherin auf Konferenzen und schreibt gelegentlich für Zeitungen.

Derzeit arbeitet sie als Senior Advisor und Director of Asian Operations bei der Climate Policy Initiative, wo sie auf höchster Ebene die strategische Gesamtplanung der Teams in Asien leitet.

Gerade erst konnte sie als Assistant Director-General der zwischenstaatlichen Organisation Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) ökologische Finanzmodelle auf die Agenda setzen und ein entsprechendes Team gründen, das nun in 16 Ländern aktiv ist. In weniger als drei Jahren konnten so USD 500 Mio an Finanzierungszusagen für zehn nachhaltige Investitionsprojekte und Fonds in Asien und Afrika mobilisiert werden. Vor ihrem Eintritt bei GGGI war Frau Acharya Managing Director bei C-Quest Capital LLC, ausserdem arbeitete sie bei der World Bank und in der Privatwirtschaft bei ArcelorMittal in London.

Sie führt einen Master der Yale University.

Mahua Acharya

Mahua Acharya

Leitender Berater und Direktor der Asiatischen Operationen der Klimapolitik-Initiative

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Mahua Acharya ist eine bekannte Expertin in der Branche und kann nahezu zwei Jahrzehnte internationaler Erfahrung in den Klimaschutzmärkten, in der Klimafinanzierung sowie allgemein in der Umweltfinanzierung vorweisen. Sie engagiert sich in der Weiterbildung und lehrte an der Indian School of Business in Hyderababad, ausserdem ist sie derzeit Mitgründerin des landesweit ersten Führungskräfte-Programms zu nachhaltiger Finanzwirtschaft am Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad. Mahua ist eine häufige Sprecherin auf Konferenzen und schreibt gelegentlich für Zeitungen.

Derzeit arbeitet sie als Senior Advisor und Director of Asian Operations bei der Climate Policy Initiative, wo sie auf höchster Ebene die strategische Gesamtplanung der Teams in Asien leitet.

Gerade erst konnte sie als Assistant Director-General der zwischenstaatlichen Organisation Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) ökologische Finanzmodelle auf die Agenda setzen und ein entsprechendes Team gründen, das nun in 16 Ländern aktiv ist. In weniger als drei Jahren konnten so USD 500 Mio an Finanzierungszusagen für zehn nachhaltige Investitionsprojekte und Fonds in Asien und Afrika mobilisiert werden. Vor ihrem Eintritt bei GGGI war Frau Acharya Managing Director bei C-Quest Capital LLC, ausserdem arbeitete sie bei der World Bank und in der Privatwirtschaft bei ArcelorMittal in London.

Sie führt einen Master der Yale University.

Auf Grundlage einer erfolgreichen globalen Karriere in den Bereichen Investition und Verwaltung von Unternehmen in komplexen Märkten und Umgebungen arbeitet Piers Cumberlege mit multinationalen Unternehmen in den Bereichen politisches Risiko und Business Intelligence und berät Unternehmen mit hohen Wachstumsquoten in den Bereichen soziale Medien, Technologie und Nachhaltigkeit.

Piers leitete zuvor die Beziehungen des Weltwirtschaftsforums zu seinen strategischen Partnern und zu den führenden globalen Unternehmen für professionelle Dienstleistungen. Er war in der Strukturierung und Verwaltung von öffentlich-privaten Finanzierungspartnerschaften sowie als Regierungsberater für Unternehmensbelange, Handel und Investitionspolitik tätig. Zudem ist er im Bereich nachhaltiger Entwicklungsräume tätig und ist Vorsitzender von CARE Enterprise Partners, der Investment-Abteilung von CARE Canada, in dessen Verwaltungsrat er ebenfalls tätig ist.

Piers verfügt über 30 Jahre Erfahrung in Führungspositionen in den Bereichen Management und Investition in aufstrebende Märkte in den Bereichen Private Equity, Infrastruktur, Telekommunikation und Produktion, unter anderem bei Bombardier, GEC/Marconi und Hawker Siddeley. Zudem war er im Vorstand einiger öffentlicher und privater Unternehmen in Kanada, Europa, Afrika, der Gemeinschaft unabhängiger Staaten, Asien und Russland tätig.

Piers schloss die Universität Oxford ab und verfügt zudem über einen Abschluss in Betriebswirtschaft von der Universität Coventry sowie einen ICD.D der McGill University/Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

Piers Cumberlege

Piers Cumberlege

Vorsitzender Straightview International, Beirat FinDev Canada

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Auf Grundlage einer erfolgreichen globalen Karriere in den Bereichen Investition und Verwaltung von Unternehmen in komplexen Märkten und Umgebungen arbeitet Piers Cumberlege mit multinationalen Unternehmen in den Bereichen politisches Risiko und Business Intelligence und berät Unternehmen mit hohen Wachstumsquoten in den Bereichen soziale Medien, Technologie und Nachhaltigkeit.

Piers leitete zuvor die Beziehungen des Weltwirtschaftsforums zu seinen strategischen Partnern und zu den führenden globalen Unternehmen für professionelle Dienstleistungen. Er war in der Strukturierung und Verwaltung von öffentlich-privaten Finanzierungspartnerschaften sowie als Regierungsberater für Unternehmensbelange, Handel und Investitionspolitik tätig. Zudem ist er im Bereich nachhaltiger Entwicklungsräume tätig und ist Vorsitzender von CARE Enterprise Partners, der Investment-Abteilung von CARE Canada, in dessen Verwaltungsrat er ebenfalls tätig ist.

Piers verfügt über 30 Jahre Erfahrung in Führungspositionen in den Bereichen Management und Investition in aufstrebende Märkte in den Bereichen Private Equity, Infrastruktur, Telekommunikation und Produktion, unter anderem bei Bombardier, GEC/Marconi und Hawker Siddeley. Zudem war er im Vorstand einiger öffentlicher und privater Unternehmen in Kanada, Europa, Afrika, der Gemeinschaft unabhängiger Staaten, Asien und Russland tätig.

Piers schloss die Universität Oxford ab und verfügt zudem über einen Abschluss in Betriebswirtschaft von der Universität Coventry sowie einen ICD.D der McGill University/Canadian Institute of Corporate Directors.

Michel Pola, Rechtsanwalt lic. iur. LL.M, hat in Zürich und Sydney studiert und verfügt über langjährige Erfahrung in den Bereichen Gesellschaftsrecht, Transaktionsrecht, Vertragsrecht und Prozessrecht. Michel Pola ist Partner der Anwaltskanzlei Pola Theurillat & Schmid AG in Zürich. Er ist in mehreren Schweizer Unternehmungen als Verwaltungsrat tätig und zudem Lehrbeauftragter der Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW).

Michel Pola

Michel Pola

Verwaltungsratsmitglied

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Michel Pola, Rechtsanwalt lic. iur. LL.M, hat in Zürich und Sydney studiert und verfügt über langjährige Erfahrung in den Bereichen Gesellschaftsrecht, Transaktionsrecht, Vertragsrecht und Prozessrecht. Michel Pola ist Partner der Anwaltskanzlei Pola Theurillat & Schmid AG in Zürich. Er ist in mehreren Schweizer Unternehmungen als Verwaltungsrat tätig und zudem Lehrbeauftragter der Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW).

Christoph schloss sich der South Pole Group im Jahr 2007 nach 12,5 Jahren bei McKinsey & Company Inc. an, wo er als Senior-Experte für Emissionshandel, elektrischen Strom und Naturgas tätig war. Bei South Pole ist er Verwaltungsratspräsident, CFO und einer der Hauptanteilseigner.

Bei McKinsey war er verantwortlich für die Prüfung des EU Emissionshandelsprogramms für die EU Kommission in den Jahren 2005 und 2006, sowie als Berater des britischen Ministeriums für Industrie und Handel in Bezug auf den nationalen Zuordnungsplan für die Kyotoperiode von 2008 – 2012.

Christoph verfügt über einen MSc in Maschinenbau der Universität Karlsruhe, einen MSc in Energiemanagement & Richtlinien von der Universität Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sowie der IFG School, Paris und promovierte an der Universität Oldenburg mit einem Doktortitel im Bereich Energie. Seine Studien umfassten zudem umfangreiche Praktika in Frankreich und Südafrika.

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Dr. Christoph Grobbel

Verwaltungsratsvorsitzender, CFO

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Christoph schloss sich der South Pole Group im Jahr 2007 nach 12,5 Jahren bei McKinsey & Company Inc. an, wo er als Senior-Experte für Emissionshandel, elektrischen Strom und Naturgas tätig war. Bei South Pole ist er Verwaltungsratspräsident, CFO und einer der Hauptanteilseigner.

Bei McKinsey war er verantwortlich für die Prüfung des EU Emissionshandelsprogramms für die EU Kommission in den Jahren 2005 und 2006, sowie als Berater des britischen Ministeriums für Industrie und Handel in Bezug auf den nationalen Zuordnungsplan für die Kyotoperiode von 2008 – 2012.

Christoph verfügt über einen MSc in Maschinenbau der Universität Karlsruhe, einen MSc in Energiemanagement & Richtlinien von der Universität Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, sowie der IFG School, Paris und promovierte an der Universität Oldenburg mit einem Doktortitel im Bereich Energie. Seine Studien umfassten zudem umfangreiche Praktika in Frankreich und Südafrika.

Patrick Buergi ist ein Unternehmer und Experte für Projekte zur Minderung des Klimawandels. Er verfügt über mehr als dreizehn Jahre Erfahrung auf Kohlenstoffmärkten und mit Klimarichtlinien. Patrick war Mitgründer der myclimate Foundation (2002) sowie von South Pole Carbon (2006, heute South Pole Group), zwei leitenden Organisationen auf den weltweiten Kohlenstoffmärkten.

Heute ist Patrick der Leiter der Abteilung für den öffentlichen Sektor der South Pole Group und konzentriert sich dabei auf Beratungsdienstleistungen (z. B. Klima-Buchführung, Strategie, Richtlinien und Finanzierung), Transaktionen mit CO2-Zertifikaten, sowie Produktentwicklung und Innovation.

Patrick Bürgi

Patrick Bürgi

Director, Innovation

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Patrick Buergi ist ein Unternehmer und Experte für Projekte zur Minderung des Klimawandels. Er verfügt über mehr als dreizehn Jahre Erfahrung auf Kohlenstoffmärkten und mit Klimarichtlinien. Patrick war Mitgründer der myclimate Foundation (2002) sowie von South Pole Carbon (2006, heute South Pole Group), zwei leitenden Organisationen auf den weltweiten Kohlenstoffmärkten.

Heute ist Patrick der Leiter der Abteilung für den öffentlichen Sektor der South Pole Group und konzentriert sich dabei auf Beratungsdienstleistungen (z. B. Klima-Buchführung, Strategie, Richtlinien und Finanzierung), Transaktionen mit CO2-Zertifikaten, sowie Produktentwicklung und Innovation.

John is an expert within the financial sustainability market, with global experience ranging from Europe to New Zealand. Prior to joining the South Pole Group. John accumulated a decade of profound experience in the environmental and energy markets at Spectron and CF Partners. John has traded with and advised participants in all global carbon markets including the EU-ETS, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea. Within the South Pole Group, John will continue to develop the Group's offering of premium offsetting products and renewable energy certificates for the financial industry, as well as its prestigious suite of solutions for investment climate impact assessments.

John Davis

John Davis

Director, Business Development APAC

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John is an expert within the financial sustainability market, with global experience ranging from Europe to New Zealand. Prior to joining the South Pole Group. John accumulated a decade of profound experience in the environmental and energy markets at Spectron and CF Partners. John has traded with and advised participants in all global carbon markets including the EU-ETS, New Zealand, Australia and South Korea. Within the South Pole Group, John will continue to develop the Group's offering of premium offsetting products and renewable energy certificates for the financial industry, as well as its prestigious suite of solutions for investment climate impact assessments.

Natalia Gorina is a senior expert with nearly 15 years of experience in environmental markets and consulting. During her career, Natalia has focused on transactions involving carbon credits and RECs; greenhouse gas accounting and renewable energy sourcing; and has spearheaded assignments with key clients in the aviation, transport, communication, sport and technology sectors. Natalia currently leads South Pole's offering to the aviation and shipping sectors, helping a broad range of clients take measurable, meaningful climate action.

Natalia Gorina

Natalia Gorina

Director, Business Development Global Transportation

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Natalia Gorina is a senior expert with nearly 15 years of experience in environmental markets and consulting. During her career, Natalia has focused on transactions involving carbon credits and RECs; greenhouse gas accounting and renewable energy sourcing; and has spearheaded assignments with key clients in the aviation, transport, communication, sport and technology sectors. Natalia currently leads South Pole's offering to the aviation and shipping sectors, helping a broad range of clients take measurable, meaningful climate action.

Jens konnte umfangreiches Wissen in einem breiten Feld von nachhaltigen Lösungen sammeln, einschliesslich Kohlenstoffbilanz-Rechnungen, Ausgleich (Offsetting) und Kohlenstoffneutralität. Jens hat mit zahlreichen Interessenvertretern an der Geschäftsentwicklung für langfristige Energieverträge und Emissionsspielräume (Allowances) mit Fokus auf erneuerbare Energien gearbeitet.

Jens Olejak

Jens Olejak

Direktor für nachhaltige Energie, Geschäftsführer für Schweden

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Jens konnte umfangreiches Wissen in einem breiten Feld von nachhaltigen Lösungen sammeln, einschliesslich Kohlenstoffbilanz-Rechnungen, Ausgleich (Offsetting) und Kohlenstoffneutralität. Jens hat mit zahlreichen Interessenvertretern an der Geschäftsentwicklung für langfristige Energieverträge und Emissionsspielräume (Allowances) mit Fokus auf erneuerbare Energien gearbeitet.

Michael is an expert in renewable energy and carbon markets with a strong focus on and profound knowledge of the renewable energy certificates (RECs) market. Michael has gained experience as a senior consultant for a financial risk consulting company, and supported many companies in the financial and energy sector in terms of quantitative portfolio analysis.

In the post of Head of Services at GreenStream, and later Enegia, Michael was responsible for the company-wide trading and brokerage activities which included international RECs certificates as well as carbon credits. The business unit he led at Engia was consecutively voted "Best Broker - Renewable Energy Certificates - Europe" by the Environmental Finance magazine during his time with the company between 2010-2015.

Michael studied at the University of Cologne and Mathematical Finance at the Oxford University and gained his PhD degree at the Max-Planck-Institute in Hamburg. At the Max-Planck-Institute, Michael was part of an international research group with members from his institute and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Michael Weber

Michael Weber

Director Corporate Climate Neutrality

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Michael is an expert in renewable energy and carbon markets with a strong focus on and profound knowledge of the renewable energy certificates (RECs) market. Michael has gained experience as a senior consultant for a financial risk consulting company, and supported many companies in the financial and energy sector in terms of quantitative portfolio analysis.

In the post of Head of Services at GreenStream, and later Enegia, Michael was responsible for the company-wide trading and brokerage activities which included international RECs certificates as well as carbon credits. The business unit he led at Engia was consecutively voted "Best Broker - Renewable Energy Certificates - Europe" by the Environmental Finance magazine during his time with the company between 2010-2015.

Michael studied at the University of Cologne and Mathematical Finance at the Oxford University and gained his PhD degree at the Max-Planck-Institute in Hamburg. At the Max-Planck-Institute, Michael was part of an international research group with members from his institute and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK).

Thomas has 20 years of international experience in sustainability, retail and corporate real estate. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Thomas built up South Pole's global Marketing team as Director for 5 years, focusing on corporate branding and positioning, lead generation, communications and events, as well as project storytelling to highlight the environmental and community impacts of sustainable development. Together with his team, he provided comprehensive marketing support, empowering many of the world's leading brands on their sustainability journeys. Recently, he reinforced South Pole's business development team to add his deep expertise of Marketing to enrich South Pole's capabilities in this client-facing role. Prior to working with South Pole, he worked for leading Swiss retailer Migros, where he founded m-way electric mobility stores and the peer-to-peer car sharing platform sharoo. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Thomas Schröder

Dr. Thomas Schröder

Head of Climate Action

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Thomas has 20 years of international experience in sustainability, retail and corporate real estate. He is fluent in English, French, Portuguese, Spanish and German. Thomas built up South Pole's global Marketing team as Director for 5 years, focusing on corporate branding and positioning, lead generation, communications and events, as well as project storytelling to highlight the environmental and community impacts of sustainable development. Together with his team, he provided comprehensive marketing support, empowering many of the world's leading brands on their sustainability journeys. Recently, he reinforced South Pole's business development team to add his deep expertise of Marketing to enrich South Pole's capabilities in this client-facing role. Prior to working with South Pole, he worked for leading Swiss retailer Migros, where he founded m-way electric mobility stores and the peer-to-peer car sharing platform sharoo. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Gaetan is an environmental economist heading up the Climate Finance Advisory practice, which is dedicated to providing climate finance advisory services and solutions that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world.

At South Pole, Gaetan specialises in climate advisory services for national and sub-national governments, International Finance Institutions, Multilateral Development Banks and development agencies. Prior to South Pole, Gaetan held positions at Atkins, in top-tier investment banks in London and in the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.

In 2014, Gaetan contributed to the New Climate Economy's flagship report "Better Growth, Better Climate" while completing his postgraduate studies in environmental and development economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Gaetan also holds an M.Sc. in Physics.

Gaetan Hinojosa

Gaetan Hinojosa

Practice Lead, Climate Finance Advisory

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Gaetan is an environmental economist heading up the Climate Finance Advisory practice, which is dedicated to providing climate finance advisory services and solutions that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon world.

At South Pole, Gaetan specialises in climate advisory services for national and sub-national governments, International Finance Institutions, Multilateral Development Banks and development agencies. Prior to South Pole, Gaetan held positions at Atkins, in top-tier investment banks in London and in the United Nations in Vienna, Austria.

In 2014, Gaetan contributed to the New Climate Economy's flagship report "Better Growth, Better Climate" while completing his postgraduate studies in environmental and development economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Gaetan also holds an M.Sc. in Physics.

Ab Kasmi

Ab Kasmi

Director, Carbon Renewables & Partnership

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Bastien is a Senior Business Developer and Corporate Sustainability Advisor at South Pole. He holds a Executive MBA from University of Zurich and a PhD in Environmental Science from ETH Zurich, where he also accomplished his habilitation and is still engaged as lectuerer on clean technologies and corporate sustainability. Moreover since 2007 he is member of the Swiss parliament (Green Party) and the comitee developing the Swiss environmental and energy policy (Enviornment, Spacial Planing and Energy Comitee ESPEC). He decided to join South Pole in order to support selected companies on their sustainability journey and gain more applied knowledge on the environmental and climate challenges.

Bastien Girod

Bastien Girod

Director, Business Development DACH

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Bastien is a Senior Business Developer and Corporate Sustainability Advisor at South Pole. He holds a Executive MBA from University of Zurich and a PhD in Environmental Science from ETH Zurich, where he also accomplished his habilitation and is still engaged as lectuerer on clean technologies and corporate sustainability. Moreover since 2007 he is member of the Swiss parliament (Green Party) and the comitee developing the Swiss environmental and energy policy (Enviornment, Spacial Planing and Energy Comitee ESPEC). He decided to join South Pole in order to support selected companies on their sustainability journey and gain more applied knowledge on the environmental and climate challenges.

As the director of project development, Bamshad is responsible for overseeing the generation of carbon credits and renewable energy certificates globally, both for the voluntary and compliance markets. The work covers a wide range of markets and coordinates the supply side of South Pole's (SP) global portfolio.

Bamshad has ample experience in the fields of climate change mitigation, renewable energy, water resource management and sustainability. During his climate change career life (since 2006) he has led and concluded handful of assignments including climate mitigation business/project development, GHG emissions accounting methodology/tool design, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) planning, designing and implementation, as well as validation, verification and issuance management.

He has a thorough technical and business knowledge on various scopes and technology types including projects from micro to large scale in Asia, Africa, Latin/North America and the Middle East; including industrial waste heat recovery, single to combined cycle power plants, hydropower, wind energy, solar photovoltaic plants, biomass power plants, energy efficiency in buildings, wastewater and landfill gas recovery, farm and household bio-digesters, solar water heaters, efficient cookstoves and water purification systems. He is very familiar with environmental and carbon impact monitoring and accounting standards, methodologies, guidelines and tools under different schemes such as IPCC, UNFCCC, Verra (aka VCS), GS, Social Carbon, CCBS, GHG/sustainability protocols (WRI), IFC Performance Standard and Equator Principles, as well as hydropower compliance framework i.e. World Commission on Dams (WCD).

He is currently affiliated as, a member of the UNFCCC Roster of Experts; a member of the Technical Working Group of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) co-implemented by VCS, WRI and UNEP DTU; a member of the Roster of Experts for the Gold Standard Foundation; and a member of the methodology review team for the state of California GHG Program Registry, of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), operated by Climate Action Reserve. He is a former member of the small-scale methodology working group (SSC WG) of the UNFCCC's Executive Board (May 2013 - Sep. 2017). He has a B.Sc. in irrigation and drainage engineering from Guilan University (Iran), a M.Sc. in hydro-structures and river engineering from TM Tehran University (Iran) and a M.Sc. in energy science and sustainable development from Utrecht University (Netherlands).

Bamshad Houshyani

Bamshad Houshyani

Director Project Development

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As the director of project development, Bamshad is responsible for overseeing the generation of carbon credits and renewable energy certificates globally, both for the voluntary and compliance markets. The work covers a wide range of markets and coordinates the supply side of South Pole's (SP) global portfolio.

Bamshad has ample experience in the fields of climate change mitigation, renewable energy, water resource management and sustainability. During his climate change career life (since 2006) he has led and concluded handful of assignments including climate mitigation business/project development, GHG emissions accounting methodology/tool design, monitoring, reporting and verification (MRV) planning, designing and implementation, as well as validation, verification and issuance management.

He has a thorough technical and business knowledge on various scopes and technology types including projects from micro to large scale in Asia, Africa, Latin/North America and the Middle East; including industrial waste heat recovery, single to combined cycle power plants, hydropower, wind energy, solar photovoltaic plants, biomass power plants, energy efficiency in buildings, wastewater and landfill gas recovery, farm and household bio-digesters, solar water heaters, efficient cookstoves and water purification systems. He is very familiar with environmental and carbon impact monitoring and accounting standards, methodologies, guidelines and tools under different schemes such as IPCC, UNFCCC, Verra (aka VCS), GS, Social Carbon, CCBS, GHG/sustainability protocols (WRI), IFC Performance Standard and Equator Principles, as well as hydropower compliance framework i.e. World Commission on Dams (WCD).

He is currently affiliated as, a member of the UNFCCC Roster of Experts; a member of the Technical Working Group of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) co-implemented by VCS, WRI and UNEP DTU; a member of the Roster of Experts for the Gold Standard Foundation; and a member of the methodology review team for the state of California GHG Program Registry, of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), operated by Climate Action Reserve. He is a former member of the small-scale methodology working group (SSC WG) of the UNFCCC's Executive Board (May 2013 - Sep. 2017). He has a B.Sc. in irrigation and drainage engineering from Guilan University (Iran), a M.Sc. in hydro-structures and river engineering from TM Tehran University (Iran) and a M.Sc. in energy science and sustainable development from Utrecht University (Netherlands).

Als Leiterin Beschaffung CO2-Zertifikate ist Esther verantwortlich für die globale Ausrichtung von Emissionsreduktionsprojekten und leitet das Projektportfolio. Sie leitet die Beschaffungsaktivitäten für die freiwilligen und compliancebasierten Kohlenstoffmärkte, einschliesslich der Aushandlung und Beschaffung von Emissionsreduktionszertifikaten und der Akquisition neuer Projekte.

Vor ihrem Eintritt sammelte Esther praktische Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Kohlenstoff- und Klimafinanzierung, Klimapolitik sowie der Überwachung und Bewertung von Klimaschutzprojekten.

Sie hat einen M.Sc. in nachhaltiger Entwicklung, einen B.Sc. in Wirtschaft und hat Berufserfahrung in Deutschland, den Niederlanden, Grossbritannien, Brasilien, Kolumbien, Israel und Laos gesammelt.

Esther Rohena

Esther Rohena

Associate Director, Global Sourcing

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Als Leiterin Beschaffung CO2-Zertifikate ist Esther verantwortlich für die globale Ausrichtung von Emissionsreduktionsprojekten und leitet das Projektportfolio. Sie leitet die Beschaffungsaktivitäten für die freiwilligen und compliancebasierten Kohlenstoffmärkte, einschliesslich der Aushandlung und Beschaffung von Emissionsreduktionszertifikaten und der Akquisition neuer Projekte.

Vor ihrem Eintritt sammelte Esther praktische Erfahrungen in den Bereichen Kohlenstoff- und Klimafinanzierung, Klimapolitik sowie der Überwachung und Bewertung von Klimaschutzprojekten.

Sie hat einen M.Sc. in nachhaltiger Entwicklung, einen B.Sc. in Wirtschaft und hat Berufserfahrung in Deutschland, den Niederlanden, Grossbritannien, Brasilien, Kolumbien, Israel und Laos gesammelt.

Ingo has over 20 years of track record in climate policy and finance on the international level. Ingo is a carbon market pioneer and one of the world's leading experts in the design of financial support mechanisms for climate change related projects and programmes. He is a sought-after instructor on all aspects of climate policy and finance and has advised numerous international organisations, such as the World Bank, International Energy Agency, GIZ, UNDP, ADB, and developing country governments on regulations that create tangible incentives for investment in mitigation and adaptation actions. He co-founded South Pole in 2006, which quickly became a leader in developing high impact mitigation actions (on the project and program level) in developing countries. Ingo initially developed South Pole's international presence in South East Asia, leading to the development of 60 plus projects in the region, the establishment of a regional network of key stakeholders across sectors. He also leads South Pole's pipeline development of renewable energy and energy efficiency investment opportunities and designs equity investment funds in cooperation with local partners in Asia. In 2011, he launched a joint venture between South Pole and a Thai SEC-registered equity investment and advisory company that would become the operator of South Pole's first ever multi-technology renewable energy CDM programme. In this context, he successfully negotiated agreements with project developers and managed relations with government counterparts and potential international supporters.

Ingo Puhl

Ingo Puhl

Managing Director, South East Asia

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Ingo has over 20 years of track record in climate policy and finance on the international level. Ingo is a carbon market pioneer and one of the world's leading experts in the design of financial support mechanisms for climate change related projects and programmes. He is a sought-after instructor on all aspects of climate policy and finance and has advised numerous international organisations, such as the World Bank, International Energy Agency, GIZ, UNDP, ADB, and developing country governments on regulations that create tangible incentives for investment in mitigation and adaptation actions. He co-founded South Pole in 2006, which quickly became a leader in developing high impact mitigation actions (on the project and program level) in developing countries. Ingo initially developed South Pole's international presence in South East Asia, leading to the development of 60 plus projects in the region, the establishment of a regional network of key stakeholders across sectors. He also leads South Pole's pipeline development of renewable energy and energy efficiency investment opportunities and designs equity investment funds in cooperation with local partners in Asia. In 2011, he launched a joint venture between South Pole and a Thai SEC-registered equity investment and advisory company that would become the operator of South Pole's first ever multi-technology renewable energy CDM programme. In this context, he successfully negotiated agreements with project developers and managed relations with government counterparts and potential international supporters.

Hans-Peter Egler ist Direktor öffentlicher Sektor und leitet den Bereich "Städte". Zuvor war Hans-Peter CEO der Stiftung Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB). Er war massgeblich an der Entwicklung des SuRe® - Standard beteiligt und verfügt über langjährige Expertise in den Bereichen internationale Zusammenarbeit, Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Capacity Building, Wissensaustausch und Projektinnovation. Vor seinem Eintritt in die GIB leitete er die Abteilung Handelsförderung des Schweizer Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft (SECO). Zuvor war er für die Investitionsförderung und die Infrastrukturfinanzierung für Lateinamerika und Afrika verantwortlich. Hans-Peter war zudem stellvertretender Landesdirektor der Schweizerischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEZA) in Bolivien und stellvertretender Abteilungsleiter für Lateinamerika, zuständig für bilaterale Handels- und Investitionsfragen beim SECO in Bern Schweiz. Hans-Peter leitet derzeit gemeinsam mit ICLEI das Projekt CapaCITIES in Indien, das sich auf die Unterstützung von Klimaschutzmaßnahmen in Udaipur, Siliguri, Coimbatore und Rajkot konzentriert, und das EIT Climate-Kick-Projekt im City Finance Lab etc.

Hans-Peter Egler

Hans-Peter Egler

Direktor Zusammenarbeit öffentlicher Sektor

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Hans-Peter Egler ist Direktor öffentlicher Sektor und leitet den Bereich "Städte". Zuvor war Hans-Peter CEO der Stiftung Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB). Er war massgeblich an der Entwicklung des SuRe® - Standard beteiligt und verfügt über langjährige Expertise in den Bereichen internationale Zusammenarbeit, Nachhaltigkeitsmanagement, Capacity Building, Wissensaustausch und Projektinnovation. Vor seinem Eintritt in die GIB leitete er die Abteilung Handelsförderung des Schweizer Staatssekretariats für Wirtschaft (SECO). Zuvor war er für die Investitionsförderung und die Infrastrukturfinanzierung für Lateinamerika und Afrika verantwortlich. Hans-Peter war zudem stellvertretender Landesdirektor der Schweizerischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit (DEZA) in Bolivien und stellvertretender Abteilungsleiter für Lateinamerika, zuständig für bilaterale Handels- und Investitionsfragen beim SECO in Bern Schweiz. Hans-Peter leitet derzeit gemeinsam mit ICLEI das Projekt CapaCITIES in Indien, das sich auf die Unterstützung von Klimaschutzmaßnahmen in Udaipur, Siliguri, Coimbatore und Rajkot konzentriert, und das EIT Climate-Kick-Projekt im City Finance Lab etc.

Dominique ist leitender Berater nachhaltige Lieferketten. Er unterstützt Unternehmen bei der Entwicklung und Umsetzung von nachhaltigen Lieferkettenstrategien und Programmen zur Leistungssteigerung. Dominique arbeitet seit 20 Jahren im Bereich der Nachhaltigkeitsberatung und -sicherung in Grossbritannien und weltweit - zuletzt bei der Rainforest Alliance. Dort leitete er das Market Transformation Team. Zuvor war er als Nachhaltigkeitsberater bei ERM, Deloitte und Bureau Veritas tätig. Er hat in einer Reihe von Sektoren gearbeitet, darunter Detailhandel, Konsumgüter und Landwirtschaft/Lebensmittel. Er hat wichtige Arbeite geleistet für Unternehmen wie Danone, Doehler, Interface, Kraft Heinz, L'Oréal, Lidl, Mondi, Nespresso, Olam, Rolls-Royce, Sainsbury's, SSE, Teekanne, Tesco, Unilever und Vodafone. Dominique hat viele Projekte und Programme im Zusammenhang mit der Rückverfolgbarkeit von Rohstoffen, der Schulung und Auditierung nachhaltiger Landwirtschaft für Kleinbauern und der Kennzeichnung von Produkten für die Nachhaltigkeit geleitet, auch in den Bereichen Kakao, Kaffee, Palmöl, Tee, Gummi und Bekleidung.

Dominique Gangneux

Dominique Gangneux

Principal Consultant, Land & Water

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Dominique ist leitender Berater nachhaltige Lieferketten. Er unterstützt Unternehmen bei der Entwicklung und Umsetzung von nachhaltigen Lieferkettenstrategien und Programmen zur Leistungssteigerung. Dominique arbeitet seit 20 Jahren im Bereich der Nachhaltigkeitsberatung und -sicherung in Grossbritannien und weltweit - zuletzt bei der Rainforest Alliance. Dort leitete er das Market Transformation Team. Zuvor war er als Nachhaltigkeitsberater bei ERM, Deloitte und Bureau Veritas tätig. Er hat in einer Reihe von Sektoren gearbeitet, darunter Detailhandel, Konsumgüter und Landwirtschaft/Lebensmittel. Er hat wichtige Arbeite geleistet für Unternehmen wie Danone, Doehler, Interface, Kraft Heinz, L'Oréal, Lidl, Mondi, Nespresso, Olam, Rolls-Royce, Sainsbury's, SSE, Teekanne, Tesco, Unilever und Vodafone. Dominique hat viele Projekte und Programme im Zusammenhang mit der Rückverfolgbarkeit von Rohstoffen, der Schulung und Auditierung nachhaltiger Landwirtschaft für Kleinbauern und der Kennzeichnung von Produkten für die Nachhaltigkeit geleitet, auch in den Bereichen Kakao, Kaffee, Palmöl, Tee, Gummi und Bekleidung.

At South Pole, she focuses on project implementation of greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation, environmental management including sustainable development. By implementing these projects, she is involved in carbon credit generation of more than 1 million tCO2 per year. She has a rich background in quality assurance and quality control at a research level, coupled with her most recent experience in climate change topics, Ladaporn displays a strong understanding and influence in maintaining quality as per the applied standards covering MRV systems. With her project track record in South East Asia, she has gained experience in many kind of renewable energy related projects such as biogas, biomass, solar, among others. This experience gives her an opportunity to understand other disciplines than her original background such as project finance, carbon markets, regulations, and climate change/energy policy aspects. In addition, she has a good set of skills in terms of project management, communication, negotiation and cooperation with various kinds of agencies including multilateral organisations, the private sector, national governments and NGOs.

Kat Khunikakorn

Kat Khunikakorn

Regional Director Southeast Asia

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At South Pole, she focuses on project implementation of greenhouse gases (GHG) mitigation, environmental management including sustainable development. By implementing these projects, she is involved in carbon credit generation of more than 1 million tCO2 per year. She has a rich background in quality assurance and quality control at a research level, coupled with her most recent experience in climate change topics, Ladaporn displays a strong understanding and influence in maintaining quality as per the applied standards covering MRV systems. With her project track record in South East Asia, she has gained experience in many kind of renewable energy related projects such as biogas, biomass, solar, among others. This experience gives her an opportunity to understand other disciplines than her original background such as project finance, carbon markets, regulations, and climate change/energy policy aspects. In addition, she has a good set of skills in terms of project management, communication, negotiation and cooperation with various kinds of agencies including multilateral organisations, the private sector, national governments and NGOs.

Marie is a South Pole consultant based in Sweden. She has 7 years experience in the green finance and reinsurance industry. She is an expert in GHG accounting and has also worked with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. At South Pole she conducts carbon footprint calculation of corporate operations and events as well as climate finance projects. Prior to this role, Marie worked as an Energy specialist for responsAbility Investments, where she led the implementation of the carbon footprinting process and emission compensation and was central in setting up the Impact Reporting Function for the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF), developing the fund carbon accounting framework and routines. Marie has a MSc. in Engineering Physics with a specialization in statistics and environment from Lund University.

Marie Gustafsson

Marie Gustafsson

Senior Manager, Regional Lead Nordics

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Marie is a South Pole consultant based in Sweden. She has 7 years experience in the green finance and reinsurance industry. She is an expert in GHG accounting and has also worked with energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. At South Pole she conducts carbon footprint calculation of corporate operations and events as well as climate finance projects. Prior to this role, Marie worked as an Energy specialist for responsAbility Investments, where she led the implementation of the carbon footprinting process and emission compensation and was central in setting up the Impact Reporting Function for the Global Climate Partnership Fund (GCPF), developing the fund carbon accounting framework and routines. Marie has a MSc. in Engineering Physics with a specialization in statistics and environment from Lund University.

Bram Veenhof joined South Pole in 2019 after a career in sales, marketing and product development functions at Microsoft and T-Mobile. He leads the Green Products practice for South Pole. In the Green Products practice we help our customers to communicate their climate commitment through their products. For example by certifying for a Climate Neutral Product label.

Bram Veenhof

Bram Veenhof

Director Climate Neutral Applications

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Bram Veenhof joined South Pole in 2019 after a career in sales, marketing and product development functions at Microsoft and T-Mobile. He leads the Green Products practice for South Pole. In the Green Products practice we help our customers to communicate their climate commitment through their products. For example by certifying for a Climate Neutral Product label.

Miguel is a chemical engineer and a professional in the field of sustainability solutions with 7+ years' experience. He has developed projects under different internationally recognised emissions reduction certification schemes. His experience spans sectors such as renewable energy, energy industries, manufacturing industries, and waste handling and disposal. His expertise also pertains to the outline, design and development of a portfolio of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). As a result of his involvement in these activities, he has been able to build sound knowledge regarding measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) mechanisms.

Due to his previous work within the private sector in Mexico, he was able to develop analytical skills for the assessment of different country-level pledges focused on climate change mitigation (e.g. nationally determined contribution (NDC)), regulations (e.g. National Emissions Registry) and law initiatives (e.g. national law on climate change or the law on energy transition), which have served as input for the development of comments and recommendations from the private sector to the public sector.


Miguel Chavarría

Miguel Chavarría

Senior Manager, Regional Lead Latin America

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Miguel is a chemical engineer and a professional in the field of sustainability solutions with 7+ years' experience. He has developed projects under different internationally recognised emissions reduction certification schemes. His experience spans sectors such as renewable energy, energy industries, manufacturing industries, and waste handling and disposal. His expertise also pertains to the outline, design and development of a portfolio of Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs). As a result of his involvement in these activities, he has been able to build sound knowledge regarding measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) mechanisms.

Due to his previous work within the private sector in Mexico, he was able to develop analytical skills for the assessment of different country-level pledges focused on climate change mitigation (e.g. nationally determined contribution (NDC)), regulations (e.g. National Emissions Registry) and law initiatives (e.g. national law on climate change or the law on energy transition), which have served as input for the development of comments and recommendations from the private sector to the public sector.


Yang Xuan is Regional Director for South Pole's emission reduction projects in China and many other countries. He joined South Pole in 2009 and started working with Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard (GS) and Social Carbon Standards, which pay special attention on environmental impacts of RE/EE project development. He organized local consultation meetings, made presentations to stakeholders of various backgrounds including government officers, NGOs and local residents, and produced local stakeholder consultation documents. Now he is managing a team of 7 technical consultants tasked with identifying, assessing, and realizing project opportunities in fields such as renewable energy, industrial efficiency, wastewater treatment, and biogas all over the world. The projects are located in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. He also advises clients on China carbon emission trading schemes and corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and has been invited to a series of events as a speaker.

Yang Xuan

Yang Xuan

Regional Director of Emission Reductions China & ROW

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Yang Xuan is Regional Director for South Pole's emission reduction projects in China and many other countries. He joined South Pole in 2009 and started working with Verified Carbon Standard (VCS), Gold Standard (GS) and Social Carbon Standards, which pay special attention on environmental impacts of RE/EE project development. He organized local consultation meetings, made presentations to stakeholders of various backgrounds including government officers, NGOs and local residents, and produced local stakeholder consultation documents. Now he is managing a team of 7 technical consultants tasked with identifying, assessing, and realizing project opportunities in fields such as renewable energy, industrial efficiency, wastewater treatment, and biogas all over the world. The projects are located in Asia, Europe, South America and Africa. He also advises clients on China carbon emission trading schemes and corporate greenhouse gas (GHG) accounting and has been invited to a series of events as a speaker.

Naomi leads South Pole's consulting practice Agricultural Value Chains. She has developed supply chain-focused climate strategies & programs for some of the world's largest businesses in the food, cosmetics, retail and textile industries. Through her work she takes a holistic environmental approach that includes water stewardship, carbon management, and forest protection. Previously, Naomi worked in the business development team where she managed consumer goods clients and built South Pole's sustainable supply chain business practice.

Prior to joining South Pole, Naomi worked at UNCTAD, and in sustainable and conservation finance in Zurich, Switzerland.

Naomi Rosenthal

Naomi Rosenthal

Director, Agricultural Value Chains

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Naomi leads South Pole's consulting practice Agricultural Value Chains. She has developed supply chain-focused climate strategies & programs for some of the world's largest businesses in the food, cosmetics, retail and textile industries. Through her work she takes a holistic environmental approach that includes water stewardship, carbon management, and forest protection. Previously, Naomi worked in the business development team where she managed consumer goods clients and built South Pole's sustainable supply chain business practice.

Prior to joining South Pole, Naomi worked at UNCTAD, and in sustainable and conservation finance in Zurich, Switzerland.

Russ has over 20 years of experience working on sustainability issues globally. He has strong experience in programme and project management particularly with designing and implementing effective international sustainable development projects in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. The thematic focus of his work includes climate change, sustainable agriculture, secure livelihoods development and community based natural resource management. Capacity building, both at the institutional and individual levels, has been a core aspect of his work in these areas. In all his programming work Russ has been responsible for the incorporation and design of environmental considerations and advancing social inclusion, particularly around gender and disabilities issues. He has worked for a number of international NGOs and has also worked as an independent consultant managing international development projects all involving a broad range of stakeholders. He has spent time in, and been directly involved in, initiatives in the following countries: Indonesia, Canada, Timor Leste, Laos, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Zambia.

Russell Cullinane

Russell Cullinane

Associate Director, Southeast Asia Sourcing

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Russ has over 20 years of experience working on sustainability issues globally. He has strong experience in programme and project management particularly with designing and implementing effective international sustainable development projects in Indonesia and the Asia Pacific region. The thematic focus of his work includes climate change, sustainable agriculture, secure livelihoods development and community based natural resource management. Capacity building, both at the institutional and individual levels, has been a core aspect of his work in these areas. In all his programming work Russ has been responsible for the incorporation and design of environmental considerations and advancing social inclusion, particularly around gender and disabilities issues. He has worked for a number of international NGOs and has also worked as an independent consultant managing international development projects all involving a broad range of stakeholders. He has spent time in, and been directly involved in, initiatives in the following countries: Indonesia, Canada, Timor Leste, Laos, Thailand, Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Philippines, Cambodia, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Myanmar, Bangladesh, and Zambia.

Denis is a Senior Consultant with South Pole working on topics at the intersection of finance, cities and climate change. He is managing the EU funded Low Carbon City Lab where he is actively engaged in the program management of the flagship assisting in the strategy development of the program until 2020. Within a project of the LoCaL flagship, he is the project lead for an innovative MRV solution based on mobile phone signals for the transport sector on city level developed in consortium with Telefonica Germany and Teralytics. He is the co-author of a study on climate-friendly investments and performance for the Swiss financial center and lead author of a study on the relation of water risks and the financial market commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and is the project lead for a study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on the integration of sustainable urban development into their international funding programmes. Furthermore, he was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand for eight months. There, he was actively engaged in preparing a feasibility study on a GCF backed energy efficiency portfolio loan guarantee for ESCOs and SMEs in Thailand and mapping the renewable energy policy landscape in South East Asia as preparation for the setup of a renewable energy impact investment facility.

Prior to joining South Pole, Denis was engaged by the Swiss Climate Foundation where he was responsible for the controlling, reporting and due diligence of energy efficiency and innovation projects in Switzerland. He holds an MSc in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences from ETH Zurich, where he specialised in atmospheric dynamics.

Denis Jorisch

Denis Jorisch

Senior Manager, Regional Lead DACH

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Denis is a Senior Consultant with South Pole working on topics at the intersection of finance, cities and climate change. He is managing the EU funded Low Carbon City Lab where he is actively engaged in the program management of the flagship assisting in the strategy development of the program until 2020. Within a project of the LoCaL flagship, he is the project lead for an innovative MRV solution based on mobile phone signals for the transport sector on city level developed in consortium with Telefonica Germany and Teralytics. He is the co-author of a study on climate-friendly investments and performance for the Swiss financial center and lead author of a study on the relation of water risks and the financial market commissioned by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) and is the project lead for a study commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) on the integration of sustainable urban development into their international funding programmes. Furthermore, he was stationed in Bangkok, Thailand for eight months. There, he was actively engaged in preparing a feasibility study on a GCF backed energy efficiency portfolio loan guarantee for ESCOs and SMEs in Thailand and mapping the renewable energy policy landscape in South East Asia as preparation for the setup of a renewable energy impact investment facility.

Prior to joining South Pole, Denis was engaged by the Swiss Climate Foundation where he was responsible for the controlling, reporting and due diligence of energy efficiency and innovation projects in Switzerland. He holds an MSc in Atmospheric and Climate Sciences from ETH Zurich, where he specialised in atmospheric dynamics.

For over 12 years, Indra has created high-end designs (e.g flyer design, magazine, photo books and company profile layouts, etc.) for several companies. He is an expert in brand identity and can work from existing designs or from scratch.

Indra's experience allows him to work quickly and can finish some jobs in just a few hours. He works very closely with his clients to ensure that the final product meets their specifications.

Indra Fachru

Indra Fachru

Senior Designer

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For over 12 years, Indra has created high-end designs (e.g flyer design, magazine, photo books and company profile layouts, etc.) for several companies. He is an expert in brand identity and can work from existing designs or from scratch.

Indra's experience allows him to work quickly and can finish some jobs in just a few hours. He works very closely with his clients to ensure that the final product meets their specifications.

Patrick is heading the South Pole's Renewable Energy Services. Prior to this role, he worked as a cleantech investment specialist for the Technology Fund and the Asia Energy Transition Fund with a focus in assessing and structuring cleantech and renewable energy deals.

Patrick complements a strong track record of entrepreneurial activities in green finance. Patrick holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Gallen. He lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Thailand and Indonesia.

Patrick Horka

Patrick Horka

Practice Lead, Renewable Energies

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Patrick is heading the South Pole's Renewable Energy Services. Prior to this role, he worked as a cleantech investment specialist for the Technology Fund and the Asia Energy Transition Fund with a focus in assessing and structuring cleantech and renewable energy deals.

Patrick complements a strong track record of entrepreneurial activities in green finance. Patrick holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering at the renowned Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and an M.B.A. from the University of St. Gallen. He lived and worked in Germany, Switzerland, USA, Thailand and Indonesia.

Director of Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment products in South Pole.He graduated from the National University of Colombia as a Forest Engineer. He has a Master in Forest and Environmental Conservation, and a candidate for a Master in Applied Economics from Eafit University in Colombia. With more than ten years of experience, He has been leading an interdisciplinary team around the world to develop Forestry, land use, Payment for Environmental Services, Renewal Energy and Avoided Deforestation projects. He's had the opportunity to certify, coordinate and implement projects under voluntary and compliance carbon markets around the world related to REDD+, Ecosystems restoration, reforestation and cookstoves . He is passionate for the Environmental economic methods and Lately, He's been working with the development of strategies and politics related to REDD+ mechanism, Adaptation and Ecosystems Restoration, Low Carbon Strategies, the implementation of Payment for Environmental Services and the integration between Public and Private sector to implement Green Finance Funds at regional and landscape level.

Victor Giraldo

Victor Giraldo

Director of Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment products

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Director of Biodiversity and Environmental Assessment products in South Pole.He graduated from the National University of Colombia as a Forest Engineer. He has a Master in Forest and Environmental Conservation, and a candidate for a Master in Applied Economics from Eafit University in Colombia. With more than ten years of experience, He has been leading an interdisciplinary team around the world to develop Forestry, land use, Payment for Environmental Services, Renewal Energy and Avoided Deforestation projects. He's had the opportunity to certify, coordinate and implement projects under voluntary and compliance carbon markets around the world related to REDD+, Ecosystems restoration, reforestation and cookstoves . He is passionate for the Environmental economic methods and Lately, He's been working with the development of strategies and politics related to REDD+ mechanism, Adaptation and Ecosystems Restoration, Low Carbon Strategies, the implementation of Payment for Environmental Services and the integration between Public and Private sector to implement Green Finance Funds at regional and landscape level.

Rebecca Self

Rebecca Self

Director of Sustainable Finance

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Mike Shirley

Mike Shirley

Marketing Director Climate Solutions

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Hanh Dang Hong

Hanh Dang Hong

Director Vietnam

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Muireann is South Pole's regional lead consultant for North America. She has nearly a decade of experience in management consulting and corporate environmental initiatives, with a focus on climate change and energy.

At South Pole, Muireann works primarily with private sector companies to develop their climate change strategies and deliver on sustainability goals. Leveraging her background in corporate strategy, growth, and innovation, she has led engagements with companies ranging from construction to consumer goods to develop multi-year programmes that cover risk and materiality, environmental footprinting, emissions reductions and target-setting, renewable energy, climate disclosure, and progress towards “net zero." She has particular expertise in working with heavy emitters across industrial sectors and manufacturers, including oil & gas and chemicals, as well as financial services.

Previous employers include Deloitte Consulting, Innosight, and the World Economic Forum, where she was a part of the Climate Change & Environment team. Muireann has lived and worked in the United States, Switzerland, the UK, and France. She holds an MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Muireann Gibbons-Neff

Muireann Gibbons-Neff

Senior Manager, Regional Lead North America

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Muireann is South Pole's regional lead consultant for North America. She has nearly a decade of experience in management consulting and corporate environmental initiatives, with a focus on climate change and energy.

At South Pole, Muireann works primarily with private sector companies to develop their climate change strategies and deliver on sustainability goals. Leveraging her background in corporate strategy, growth, and innovation, she has led engagements with companies ranging from construction to consumer goods to develop multi-year programmes that cover risk and materiality, environmental footprinting, emissions reductions and target-setting, renewable energy, climate disclosure, and progress towards “net zero." She has particular expertise in working with heavy emitters across industrial sectors and manufacturers, including oil & gas and chemicals, as well as financial services.

Previous employers include Deloitte Consulting, Innosight, and the World Economic Forum, where she was a part of the Climate Change & Environment team. Muireann has lived and worked in the United States, Switzerland, the UK, and France. She holds an MSc in Environmental Economics & Climate Change (with Distinction) from the London School of Economics, and a BA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa.

Leonardo has been a sustainability professional for over 8 years now, having worked at a number of organizations ranging from financial institutions (FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank and Enfoca Private Equity Fund) to voluntary standards systems (UTZ Certified and Principles for Responsible Investment) to social enterprises (True Price and Climate Neutral Group) and sustainability consulting (Metabolic). Leonardo is a Dutch-Peruvian who was born in The Netherlands and grew up in Peru and Bolivia. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences from Utrecht University and a BA in Liberal Arts from University College Utrecht.
Leonardo Verkooijen

Leonardo Verkooijen

Senior Manager, Regional Lead Benelux

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Leonardo has been a sustainability professional for over 8 years now, having worked at a number of organizations ranging from financial institutions (FMO Entrepreneurial Development Bank and Enfoca Private Equity Fund) to voluntary standards systems (UTZ Certified and Principles for Responsible Investment) to social enterprises (True Price and Climate Neutral Group) and sustainability consulting (Metabolic). Leonardo is a Dutch-Peruvian who was born in The Netherlands and grew up in Peru and Bolivia. He holds a MSc in Environmental Sciences from Utrecht University and a BA in Liberal Arts from University College Utrecht.

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