Maya  Hennerkes
Maya Hennerkes
Director, Green Financial Systems


United Kingdom

Maya Hennerkes is Director for Green Financial Systems at the Climate Strategy and Delivery Department of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). She is responsible for EBRD’s sustainable finance methodologies such as Paris Alignment and Green Economy Transition approaches; climate-related lending to Financial Intermediaries; green capital markets as well as green policy support for financial regulators. She represents EBRD in relevant international forums such as the EU Sustainable Finance Platform and NGFS. Prior to this role, Maya led EBRD’s ESG risk management work with financial institutions and private equity funds. She promotes sustainable financial systems and the integration of climate, environmental and social matters in investment decisions and management. Maya is a sustainable finance and ESG expert with almost 20 years of experience, with previous positions at the Inter-American Development Bank Group in Washington DC and Bloomberg L.P. in London. She is a member of the Club of Rome’s Think Tank 30 and serves on the Advisory Boards of SustainableFinance.Live and WeShyft.

Maya studied economics, political science and Latin America studies in Germany and Spain and holds an Executive Masters in Public Management from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

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