Anna Katharina Meyer

M.A. MBA Renewables

Anna is an expert in the field of Climate Action and Sustainability Accounting. She co-founded several initiatives promoting life-serving movements like FindingSustainia and The Climate Bet. Her international background, living and working 6 years in Asia, Africa, and the US, allows her to take up a global view on the grand challenges of our times. As a key-note speaker, she stands for a passionate, open-minded, and pro-active approach towards our common future, underlined with a broad expertise, and a focus on co-creation and innovative thinking.

Anna is working on her PhD in Accounting & Controlling, holds an MBA Renewables, and M.A. of Political Sciences. For her master thesis, she spent 6 months in Eastern and Western Africa, located inter alia in the Ministry of Finance in Senegal researching the effect of budget support on the national budget. The renowned postgraduate program of the German Development Institute offered her insights into the process of WTO-accession of Laos with a 3-months research period abroad resulting in a monography which has been translated in several languages.

For 5 years, Anna worked for German German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) in the context of Eco Industrial Development in Asia and the MENA-region. Another 5 years she worked as an advisor for the Ministry for Environment, Agriculture, Conservation and Consumer Protection of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia on the German Energy Transition, specifically on aspects of Energy Storage, Grid Integration of Renewables, and Hydropower.

Annas academic research is about sustainability control systems in startup-collaborations and is strongly connected with the valuation and accounting of new investment horizons for the generation of ecological and infrastructural livelihoods worldwide, and the development of new models of sustainable economic value creation.

Honorary Positions (selection)

  • Club of Rome, German Association DCoR – Member
  • Think Tank 30 of the German Association Club of Rome – Member (until 2022)
  • The Climate Bet – Co-Initiator

  • Women & Energy – Advisory Board

  • EAF European Academy for Diversity in Leadership – Fellow

  • swd German Economy Foundation – Fellow

 

Stations (selection)

  • FindingSustainia – Co-Founder

  • University of Düsseldorf, Manchot Graduate School – PhD Candidate

  • Energy Engineers GmbH (TÜV Nord) – Expert Integration of Renewable Energies & Storage

  • Energy Agency North Rhine-Westphalia – Expert Hydropower

  • GIZ German Corporation for International Cooperation – Expert Eco Industrial Development with positions in Taiyuan/Beijing, Jakarta, Hyderabad/New Delhi, and Tunis

  • DIE German Development Institute – Postgraduate

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