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EU Taxonomy - Sustainable Finance in Practice


The EU Taxonomy is a key building block of sustainable finance in Europe. It defines how to identify environmentally sustainable economic activities. Disclosure regulations and demand for sustainable financial products create the need for financial institutions to understand and operationalise the EU Taxonomy.

This course is ideal for investment professionals/financial market participants who would like to improve their understanding for investments into environmentally sustainable economic activities. The course aims to assist investment professionals to gain a firm understanding of the EU Taxonomy and its practical implementation.

Our experienced trainers have a profound understanding of the EU Taxonomy and are partly active members of the European Commission’s Platform on Sustainable Finance and the European Commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (TEG).

Our many years of experience make us your reliable partner

Benefit from the unique and long-standing expertise of the Frankfurt School. We have been training (junior) managers in the financial sector since 1957. Our training approach offers a mix of media and methods, conveys practical content, and is based on current research findings. Direct contact with trainers, who have the necessary expertise, experience in the financial sector, sustainable finance processes and methodological skills, enables an intensive exchange.

Our track-record in training speaks for itself. The FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance is one of the strategic pillars of the Frankfurt School. It bundles international expertise on sustainability topics such as climate finance, climate impact or sustainable finance and offers financial institutions, ministries (national and international) and companies from the real economy strategic advice on operationalisation and implementation, as well as training measures.

Course Content

Technical Aspects of EU Taxonomy

  • Introduction to applying the EU Taxonomy
  • Six environmental objectives pursued in EU Taxonomy
  • Substantial contribution to climate mitigation and adaptation objectives against EU.
  • Do no significant harm to climate and other environmental objectives against EU Taxonomy TSC
  • Minimum social safeguards

Role of the Taxonomy in the EU Sustainable Finance Context

  • Future development of the EU Taxonomy

Short Case Study


The next course will take place on Monday, 22 November 2021 from 9:00 - 18:00.

The course is offered as a hybrid event, which means that you can attend the seminar on the campus of the Frankfurt School (Adickesallee 32-34, 60322 Frankfurt am Main) or online.


After successful completion you will receive a certificate of attendance.


Interactive compact seminar (including lectures, case studies, surveys, discussions, group working notes, simulations).


950 € (Classroom)

790 € (Online)

Target Group

Investment professionals/financial market participants who would like to improve their understanding for investments into environmentally sustainable economic activities.

Dates and duration

1 Day (9:00 am - 18:00 pm)

Next Day: 22.11.2021

Our team of trainers and experts


Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener

Prof. Dr. Ulf Moslener is professor for Sustainable Energy Finance at the faculty of Frankfurt School. As Head of Research at the Centre his current fields of research are the economics of climate change, financing sustainable energy systems and climate finance.

He is a board member of the newly founded Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany, which support the process of transformation to a green and sustainable economy through innovative and scalable support from the financial industry. More...

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Before joining the FS-UNEP Centre, Sebastian has gained experience in private equity as part of Allianz Global Investors’ transaction services team for a renewable energy projects.

He has further successfully completed a talent programme on corporate finance in the German aviation industry and was awarded the MSc in Carbon Finance from the University of Edinburgh Business School with an academic excellence certificate and holds a BSc in International Business Administration from the Frankfurt School.

Karsten Löffler

Karsten Löffler heads the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. He represents the Green and Sustainable Finance Cluster Germany on the EU commission’s Technical Expert Group on Sustainable Finance and is managing director of the Cluster since December 2017. In June 2019, he became Chairman of the Sustainable Finance Advisory Board of the German Government. More...


Lukas Simon

Lukas Simon

Lukas Simon is Sustainable Finance Manager at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. In his role, he is responsible for business development in the area of Sustainable Finance Advisory. The focus is on advising companies from the real economy and financial institutions on the topics of sustainable finance, ESG, EU Taxonomy, TCFD, CSRD. He has more than 10 years of professional experience in the banking sector with a focus on sustainable finance, strategy development and consulting, among others with a focus on sustainable mobility, transport and automotive sector.

Christina Anselm

Christina Anselm works as Sustainable Finance Analyst at the FS-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance. In her role, she is responsible to help establish sustainable finance advisory services for German SMEs. Previously, Christina has worked on various projects related to the EU Taxonomy, sustainable finance regulations, and operationalising the recommendations of the TCFD. She holds a Master’s degree in Innovation Management from Copenhagen Business School and focused the majority of her studies on sustainability related topics, particularly CSR in agricultural supply chains.


Frederic Bettini

Frederick Bettini

Frederic Bettini joined the FS-UNEP Centre as a project coordinator in December 2017. He holds a BA in Business Studies from the Alanus Hochschule in Alfter (Bonn) and he is currently pursuing his MSc in Risk Assessment and Sustainability Management (RASUM) at the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. In his studies, he specialised mainly on social banking and sustainable finance with focus on renewable energy finance and financial regulation. He is part of the sustainable finance team and has worked on several projects with focus on the EU Taxonomy, Sustainable Finance in China and the TCFD.

The FS-UNEP Centre

The content of this course was developed by the Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance ( The Centre is a strategic cooperation between Frankfurt School and the UN Environment programme. Its vision is to advance transformation to resilient low-carbon and resource-efficient economies by attracting new types of investors, in particular catalysing the financing of clean energy by the private sector. The Centre is UNEP’s major knowledge hub for climate finance related aspects.

Contact us!

Do you have further questions? Please contact us so that we can find the best training solution together. Our entire range can also be customised for your company. We will be happy to advise you and provide you with an individual offer on request. You can find more training courses in the area of sustainability on our website.