About UN Environment

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

About Frankfurt School

Frankfurt School of Finance & Management is a research-led business school accredited by EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB International. Frankfurt School offers educational programmes covering financial, economic and management subjects. In their research, the members of Frankfurt School’s faculty explore topical aspects of business, management, banking and finance. Frankfurt School experts also manage advisory and training projects on financial matters in emerging markets and developing countries, especially on topics related to microfinance and renewable energy finance. It is a globally connected business school with over 125 partner universities. In 2011 Frankfurt School established with UN Environment a collaborating centre: The Frankfurt School – UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance.

About the international Climate initiative (IKI)

Since 2008, the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU) has been financing climate and biodiversity projects in developing and newly industrialising countries, as well as in countries in transition.