Gerdes Lena-Katharina

Lena-Katharina Gerdes
Program Manager
SDG Impact Finance Initiative (SIFI)

Lena-Katharina Gerdes is the Program Manager at the SDG Impact Finance Initative (SIFI), dedicated to mobilising capital towards sustainable development goals through innovative finance and public-private collaborations. In her role, she oversees the association’s diverse grant and investment portfolio, as well as being responsible for the monitoring and impact evaluation. Before joining SIFI, Lena-Katharina founded Xinfinity, a decarbonisation and innovation consultancy, after having led the Sustainable Finance & Business Model Transformation function at Eraneos Switzerland. Prior, she worked at Commerzbank London, where she supported the build-up of the equity research function focusing on German small & mid-caps. Lena-Katharina also gained research experience at the Centre for Climate Finance & Investment at Imperial College London, where she currently holds an Honorary Practice Associate position. Her research work includes publications with the International Energy Agency on Energy and Infrastructure Investing and the development of the Sustainable Innovation Pathways framework. She holds a BA in International Relations & Economics from the University of Reading and a MSc in Economics & Strategy for business form Imperial College London.

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