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02: How to Finance the Transition to a Low-Carbon Economy

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Hayek-Saal
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Banks could play a pivotal role in addressing climate change by aligning their lending portfolios to the Paris Climate Agreement. Discover in an interactive discussion how banks and the private sector could work together to achieve a low-carbon economy.

Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg
Chief Executive Officer, Gratia GmbH; Scholarship Holder, Club Alpbach Steiermark, Graz
Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Global Head, Sustainability, ING Group, Amsterdam
Director, Sustainable Finance and Regional Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna Chair

Mag. Wilhelm MOLTERER

Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

1974-1980 Studies, Social Economics, Johannes Kepler University Linz
  Chairman of Student's Union, Johannes Kepler University Linz
1979-1981 Assistant, Department of Agricultural Policy, University of Linz
1981-1984 Head, Economic Policy Division, Austrian Farmers' Federation
1985-1986 Employee, Provincial Government of Upper Austria
1985-1987 Municipal Councillor in Sierning
1987-1989 Secretary of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Josef Riegler
1989-1990 Head of the Office, Federal Minister Dr. Franz Fischler
1990-1993 Director, Austrian Farmers' Federation
1990-1994 Member, National Council of Austria
1993-1994 Secretary-general, Austrian People's Party
1994-2000 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry
2000-2003 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management
2003-2007 Chairman, Austrian People's Party Parliamentary group
2007-2008 Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of the Republic of Austria
Chairman, Austrian People's Party
2008-2011 Member, National Council, Spokesperson on Constitutional Matters
2011-2015 Vice-President, European Investment Bank, Luxembourg
since 2015 Managing Director, EFSI - European Fund for Strategic Investments, Luxembourg

Julian PEKLER

Chief Executive Officer, Gratia GmbH; Scholarship Holder, Club Alpbach Steiermark, Graz

 Julian Pekler is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Gratia GmbH, a company based on sustainability. Gratia GmbH is an investment holding which combines the generation of strong annual cashflows with the goal of being a leader in the transformation to a more sustainable and low carbon economy by investing in innovative and sustainable companies to support their growth. Gratia GmbH invests in businesses that produce less pollution, create sustainable jobs and build a green and peaceful future. Gratia GmbH is based in Graz, Austria.

Dr. Sigrid STAGL

Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

1996-1997 Lecturer, Department of Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
1997 Teaching Assistant, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2001-2001 Research Assistant, Department of Economics, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2001 Visiting Scholar, Department of Land Economy, University of Cambridge
2001-2005 Consultant, Austrian Federal Ministry of Environmental Affairs, Vienna
2004 Lecturer, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds
2007-2009 Visiting Researcher, Macaulay Institute, Aberdeen
2005-2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Vienna
since 2011 Senior Fellow, SPRU - Science and Technology Policy Research, University of Sussex
since 2008 Advisor, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Vienna
since 2014 Full Professor, Environmental Economics and Policy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
Reporter, FWF - Austrian Science Fund, Vienna
Deputy Department Chair, Socioeconomics Department, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2015-2019 Head, Institute for Ecological Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
since 2019 Deputy Head, Research Institute Economics of Inequality; Head, Competence Center for Sustainability Transformation and Responsibility, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna

Léon WIJNANDS

Global Head, Sustainability, ING Group, Amsterdam

2003-2007 Senior Vice President, Product Management Mortgages, ING Domestic Bank, Amsterdam
2007-2009 Senior Manager Customer Intelligence, ING Domestic Bank, Amsterdam
2009-2013 Senior Manager, Service Direct and Call Customer Contact Centers, ING Domestic Bank, Amsterdam
since 2013 Global Head, Sustainability, ING Group, Amsterdam

Mag. Michaela SEELIG

Director, Sustainable Finance and Regional Economic Policy, Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism, Vienna

 Michaela Seelig joined the Austrian Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism as Director for Sustainable Finance and Regional Economic Policy in January 2019. Previously, Ms. Seelig worked as climate advisory and finance specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG) in Washington DC, where she advised financial institutions and other private sector client companies on innovative climate friendly investments in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). Ms. Seelig has prior experience working on climate action with governments in the LAC region and on Climate Finance reporting. Before joining the IDBG, Ms. Seelig was the Corporate Sustainability Manager at RHI AG, a globally operating manufacturing company and advisor on European and international climate policy at BUSINESSEUROPE in Belgium.

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