Simone leads the Banking Team of the UN Environment Finance Initiative (UNEP FI), a global partnership between the UN and more than 240 banks, investors and insurers. She manages leadership initiatives with banks from over 60 countries around climate-aligned sustainable finance initiatives, such as the Principles for Responsible Banking (PRB).
Formerly, Simone managed the German Government’s Emerging Markets Dialogue on Green Finance, working with financial institutions from G20 Emerging Markets and Europe to integrate environmental costs into financial decision making and product development. As an expert on green finance at the German International Cooperation (GIZ), she advised projects in emerging economies worldwide on green energy financing, natural capital, as well as green economic development. Simone holds an MA in International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and during her career has lived and worked in various developing countries.