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Prof. Baris Karapinar

Hub Coordinator

Baris is an associate professor of climate change economics and policy. Currently, Baris works as a senior consultant for the Climate Finance Unit of the UN Environment Programme. He is also leading the ESG service of Protiviti Switzerland. Baris served as a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)’s Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and as reviewer of the AR6. He has worked as a co-leader of a research program on trade and climate change at the University of Bern.

Baris has also worked as a senior advisor at the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), UN Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), UN Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO). He is further specialized in sustainable finance, green investments, and taxonomies for sustainable investments. He worked as head of policy at the Climate Bonds Initiative in London. He served in the advisory panel of the UNCCD Land Neutrality Fund.

Dr. Milena Danielsen

Managing Director at Protiviti

Milena is a highly skilled leader with a passion for ESG. She has 16 years international consulting experience with focus on strategy definition, process design, change, project and line management. Milena has established and built up various companies, set up new business units, guided through significant change programs.

Milena helped organizations to face change and define new strategies, efficient processes and motivating ways of working while coaching the decision makers and key project stakeholders.