SFG // Co-founder

UNEP FI // Coordinator

Remco joined UNEP FI in 2007 and is currently responsible for the Initiative's strategy and activities on climate change. In this capacity he conceptualises, coordinates and oversees a number of groups and projects aimed at aligning the operations of the finance sector with economic development which is ‘low-carbon’ and ‘climate-resilient’. Activities include policy engagement at international and national levels, the development of tools and guidelines, as well as research and training.

During his first years at UNEP FI, Remco established the Water & Finance Work- Stream, and launched the Chief Liquidity Series, a set of geography- and sector-specific water risk briefings for financial institutions. Prior to joining UNEP FI, Remco worked as an assistant to the infrastructure team at the German Development Finance Institution (DEG; KfW Group of Banks), and helped to design structured deals in project finance. 

He holds a British BA Honours in Business Administration and Economics from Napier University in Edinburgh and a German Diploma (MSc) from Aachen University of Applied Sciences.

Areas of expertise: Finance and Socially Responsible Investment, Climate Change and Economic Development, water resource management, biodiversity and payments for ecosystem services, pro-poor growth.

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