Frankfurt School of Finance & Management (Frankfurt School) is a leading private Business School and advisory institute in Germany with more than 50 years experience in consulting, qualification, project implementation, and training services. Frankfurt School’s mission is to advance national and international business practices through academic research, executive education, and advisory activities. Frankfurt School is a non-profit, limited liability company with almost 400 employees.
The International Advisory Services (IAS) department is committed to improve financial markets and to increase access to finance for small enterprises and low-income populations. IAS is structured in seven core competence centres, whereas one is exclusively dedicated to Sustainable Energy Finance. Accordingly, IAS assists financial institutions in developing a business segment for financing of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy investments. Besides strategy and product development, marketing, and adaptation of procedures and reporting, it puts a special focus on capacity building through classroom and on-the-job trainings.
Frankfurt School and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) established the Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance in 2009. The Centre’s mission is to jointly accomplish UNEP’s mandate to increase financial sector engagement in climate change and sustainable energy funding. Furthermore, Frankfurt School is active in networking for international best practice exchange as well as applied research with regards to financing aspects of climate change mitigation, adaptation, and financial sector involvement.