Markus Duscha, the founder of the Fair Finance Institute, has 30 years of experience in strategic political consulting and research for sustainable development. His focus since 2014 has been the necessary restructuring of the financial system.
Webinar co-organisation and contribution: Climate and environmental reporting – regulatory requirements and practical insights. Together with Arqum GmbH. June 2021
Process design and moderation of money reform initiatives in Germany for the joint formulation of goals and demands for the paper “Geldwende jetzt!” (“Money turnaround now! For a sustainable, participatory and socially just monetary system”), supported by GLS Treuhand e.V. and Monneta, 2020/2021
Organisation of 2 training days within the learning camp “Economy and Finance” on vocational orientation for young people in the project “Grünblick”. Focus on “Sustainable Finance”. On behalf of Starkmacher e.V., 2020
Organisation and implementation of a workshop “Fair Finance-City Munich – City Strategy for Sustainable Finance”, in cooperation with “Geld mit Sinn e.V.”, Munich, 15.10.2020
Participant of the panel discussion of the Policy Panel: Public, Private, People Partnerships (PPPPs) for Investment in the Sustainability Transformation, within the 9th EUROPEAN CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE CITIES & TOWNS, Mannheim, Germany, 1.10.2020
Keynote “Sustainable FinTech Landscape in Germany” at InvestorXConnect by TechQuartier, Frankfurt/Main, Germany, 3.9.2020
Evaluation of the German CSR-Reporting (focusing on environmental aspects). Commissioned by German Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt – UBA). Partners: Institut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) (project management) and Arqum. FaFin focuses on the needs of the financial sector for environmentally relevant information from reporting companies. Since 2020, in progress.
Host of the regional conference series “Future of Fair Finance“, in Mannheim 2018, 2019 and 2021; in Dortmund 2019
Strategic support for the climate strategy for the LBBW (Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Federal State Bank of Baden-Wuerttemberg), 2019
Co-Organizer of convergence workshops for the german money reform movements (“Forum Geldwende”), since 2018
Sustainablity-Quick-Check Robo-Advisor. An analysis based on german robo-advisors website information, 2018
Co-Organizer of the Conscious FinTech Meetup Series (since 2017), amongst others in Hamburg within the Fintech Week, 2018
Eric Winkler, Markus Duscha (Fair Finance Institute): Discussion Paper: Financialization of Sustainability? – Possible Impacts of the “EU-Actionplan: Financing Sustainable Growth” , Heidelberg 2018 (in German)
Development of an easy-to-use methodology for impact-assessment of financial services, 2018
Participation in an expert round-table on monetary and financial system at GLS Treuhand, 2018
Organizing and moderating a workshop “Conscious FinTech – Principles and Ways to sustainable and ethical FinTech” at the GLS-Bank “Money summit” (Geldgipfel), 2018
Co-Author and Co-Publisher: “Discussion Paper – A Roadmap to Conscious FinTech.” 2018
Strategy development concerning sustainability for the LBBW (Landesbank Baden-Württemberg, Federal State Bank of Baden-Wuerttemberg) – Development of the tool “LBBW NGO-Monitor for Sustainability”, October 2017 – Juni 2018
Development of sustainability investment guidelines for an environmental NGO in Heidelberg (local branch of Friends of the Earth Germany), 2016 – 2018
Starting and coordination of a new network for “Sustainable Finance” in Germany, 2016-2017
Contributing as an expert in a workshop for a german regional bank, 2017
Starting and coordinating the network “Money Compass Heidelberg”, a local network of NGO for a sustainable finance system, since 2015
Introductory speech “Monetary System and Sustainability” in a scientific workshop, 2016
Organising events about different monetary systems in Heidelberg, 2014-2016
Insofar as they apply to non-financial issues, the references listed here are from the time Markus Duscha collaborated with ifeu (´Institute for Energy und Environmental Research Heidelberg´). However, only a very small selection of his many years of experience is presented here for illustrative purposes.
Evaluation of the energy consulting program of the consumer protection ageny in Northrhine-Westfalia, 2014
Climate mitigation plans for several cities (e.g. Cologne, Frankfurt/Main, Münster/Westfalia, …), 1991 – 2012
Development of an official monitoring system for energy efficiency services in Germany (in cooperation with Prognos and emnid). Since 2013, ongoing
Quality management and networking optimisation for energy consulting of municipal utilities, 2014
Study “Consistence of EU Structural and Cohesion Policy with EU climate goals” for the Federal Ministry for the Environment (Germany) (in cooperation with Taurus-Eco), 2011/2012
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