Malte Hessenius

Malte has been a part of Climate & Company since the early days, in 2019. Malte holds a Master’s degree in Economics from the Humboldt University of Berlin. Malte’s (climate) career began during his studies in the climate policy department of the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). He also interned at UNDP in Istanbul to support the EU4Climate project to assist the EU Eastern Partnership countries in implementing the Paris Climate Agreement.

At Climate & Company, Malte is a Senior Analyst on sustainable finance regulation and biodiversity finance in particular. He is leading the Biodiversity Risk Method project, a collaboration with WWF, and has worked extensively on the conceptualisation of biodiversity-related risks. More recently, Malte also started to work on the topic of transition finance as part of the ClimLabels project, benefiting from his previous work experience related to the EU Ecolabel for retail financial products.

His strong background in economics and extensive experience working with macro and micro-level data, including excellent knowledge of Stata and R, make him a valuable asset to Climate & Company. Now and then, Malte works on his handball career – with moderate success.