Klaus Kunz

Klaus Kunz is our Senior External Advisor on all Economic, Social and Governance (ESG) matters from the corporate perspective. One of his areas of focus is on making sustainable finance (regulation) work for companies, and another is on international alignment of sustainable finance and ESG reporting frameworks.
Klaus holds a PhD in Organic Chemistry and an MBA. He joined Bayer in 2001 and has gained 22 years of experience directing business strategic topics at a global level, taking leadership and executive roles in research, R&D project management, regulatory and public/governmental affairs, sustainability and business stewardship.
Since February 2022, he has been responsible for ESG strategy, non-financial and sustainability reporting and engagement with partners, investors and other stakeholders on ESG and sustainability-related matters. Integration of sustainability into business has been at the core of Klaus’ work for many years.

Klaus is a member of the advisory board of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on ESG (UK), member of the ESG practitioners of the WEF, the Competent Boards Faculty and other international initiatives. He is passionate about driving innovation and change, cross-cultural collaboration, politics, history and science, also holding a lectureship for chemistry at the University of Aachen. He is married with 3 children (and one grandchild).