Anuschka HILKEProgram Director – Financial Institutions
Anuschka works on the integration of climate related aspects into finance and investment. She manages projects related to the analysis of climate risks and the alignment of financial portfolios with international climate goals. Her research covers the methodologies used, the integration of the results of such an analysis in investment strategies as well as the role of the regulatory framework.
Before joining I4CE, Anuschka has worked for 4 years at 2° Investing Initiative as a senior analyst and managed research projects related to methodology development (today named PACTA), climate reporting of financial institutions and the question of how non-financial investment objectives of retail clients are taken into account by financial advisers. Further work experiences includes work in the sustainable development team at the French Caisse de Dépôts et Consignations, as well as with the British Delegation to the OECD and the International Energy Agency. Anuschka started her carrier at the German development agency GIZ as a counsellor to the German Development Ministry on issues such as sustainable development, green growth and green fiscal reforms.
Anuschka holds a Masters degree in political science from University Potsdam (Germany) and a post-graduate certificate in Applied Environmental Economics from London University (SOAS).
Scenario analysis of transition risk in finance – Towards strategic integration of deep uncertaintyThe restructuring of the economy towards a low-carbon system will lead to develop activities that are aligned with the needs of a net zero economy, to restructure others in order to make them compatible with these needs and to stop harmful activities. The financial sector needs to anticipate these dynamics to address strategic risks and […]
Finance at COP 26: Watch out for the unsexyExpectations ahead of COP 26 in Glasgow regarding the contributions of the finance sector are high. Anuschka Hilke from [i4ce] explains that our expectations, however, may not currently be high enough. An impactful contribution to achieving climate goals will require the financial community to go beyond reducing their exposure to climate-related risks.
Climate stress tests: The integration of transition risk drivers at a sectoral levelSince 2018, and under the initiative of the NGFS, the network of central banks and supervisors for greening the financial system, several central banks and supervisors have begun to conduct their first climate stress test exercises to determine the vulnerability of financial institutions to climate-related risks. In order to help central banks to carry out this type of exercise, the NGFS published in 2020, its first guide to climate scenarios analysis that can be used in climate stress tests.
Taking climate-related disclosure to the next level – minimum requirements for financial institutionsIn 2015, France pioneered requirements for climate-related disclosure from financial institutions, asking them to explain their strategy for integrating climate-related risks and for contributing to the achievement of the Paris Agreement objectives and the French national low-carbon strategy. Three years of implementation yielded mixed results and requirements are in the course of being updated in […]