Event

Post-G20 is pre-Women20: EMSD Hosts International Roundtable on Women’s Economic Empowerment and Reproductive Health

27.07.2017

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), together with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and Global Health Strategies (GHS), hosted a roundtable on women’s economic empowerment and reproductive health and rights…

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News

Update: Full Version of W20 Study "The Effects of Digitalisation on Gender Equality in the G20 Economies" Released

10.07.2017

On the occasion of the Women20 (W20) summit in Berlin, on 25 and 26 April 2017, Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)  jointly with W20 and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy  launched…

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“20 Solutions for the G20” – EMSD Supports German T20 Process as International Implementation Partner

03.07.2017

On 29 and 30 May, the “Global Solutions” Summit of the T20 – the think tank engagement group of the G20 – brought together around 1000 representatives of leading global…

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Update: G20 Engagement Group Dialogue on Digitalisation – Joint Declaration Issued

13.06.2017

Following a G20 engagement group meeting in Berlin on international challenges of rapid digitalisation, representatives from Business20, Think20 and Women20 have now published a joint G20 engagement partners statement on…

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A Digital Journey – from Zero to Three G20 Policy Recommendations in Seven Months

08.06.2017

As part of its Policy Initiative on the Digital Economy, which was formally launched during the EPF Think Week 2016, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) has been able to feed…

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Joint Emerging Economies Study on the Role of the Private Sector in Vocational and Educational Training

19.05.2017

Bringing together leading think tanks from emerging economies as part of its Policy Initiative on Innovation and Economic Diversification, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) in cooperation with the Cologne Institute…

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Mission

EMSD is a network of change agents and decision makers from think tanks, multinational corporations, and the financial sector. Our members jointly develop and implement solutions for sustainable economic development in emerging economies through consultation, dialogue, and research. We bring these solutions into national and international fora, contributing to the global sustainability transition and the protection of global public goods.

   
Global EPF-EMM Summit_mission

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The sustainable development of the world economy, financial stability and the protection of public goods are at the forefront of today’s global challenges. Countries and the global community struggle to define standards for the quality of growth, both in ecological and social respects that help increase well-being.

Global EPF-EMM Summit_9040_mission

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Emerging economies are at the core of those challenges: By increasingly engaging in global processes, their policy decisions and economic and financial trajectories are bound to have major global implications. Through their increasing engagement and weight in global processes, they have a tangible impact on successful outcomes. At the same time, their domestic economies and policies are influenced by and need to adapt to global developments and international standards and regimes.

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues seek to open up new and strengthen already existing channels for cooperation and dialogue between emerging and industrialised economies on sustainable policy, business, and finance.


Network

The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) network comprises the Economic Policy Forum (EPF), the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability, and the Emerging Markets Dialogue Financial Sector (EMDF).

Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD)

EMSD comprises three dialogue platforms and networks, fostering knowledge exchange and creation between diverse actors from emerging and industrialised economies. The Economic Policy Forum (EPF), the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability and the Emerging Markets Dialogue Financial Sector (EMDF) seek to contribute to innovative economic policy making, sustainable business development, and financial stability/green finance. Commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH facilitates and supports these three platforms in a coordinating and secretarial role.

Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability

The Emerging Market Multinationals Network for Sustainability (EMM Network) is a swiftly growing network of leading sustainability managers and executives of multinational companies that are based or operating in emerging economies. Jointly, they work on developing and implementing progressive sustainability and environmental standards, and turning them into successful business solutions that benefit the companies, their customers, stakeholders, and the environment. The EMM network ensures that the insight from these business solutions feeds into global fora and processes such as the OECD, G20, World Economic Forum, etc.

Economic Policy Forum (EPF)

EPF is a growing global network of the world’s leading political economy think tanks from emerging and industrial economies, such as the BRICS, Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey, Vietnam and other countries. Its strategy and policy papers are produced for governments and national policy-makers to inform national and international policy processes. In this vein, EPF has been contributing to the BRICS Academic Forum, the official track-II coordinators of the annual BRICS summit. It also works on specific socio-economic themes for the G20, and has fed its policy proposals and research findings into the COP21 and Munich Security Conference. Its goal is to better inform domestic and global economic policies with evidence-based policy recommendations.

Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF)

The Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance brings together emerging market stakeholders from ministries of finance, central banks, stock exchanges, private investors, or international organizations such as the G20 Financial Stability Board. Jointly, they develop solutions for the most prominent challenges in the financial sector, complementing existing processes such as the BRICS or the G20 meetings on a working level. It strives to enhance the capacity of financial institutions and governmental agencies in emerging markets to advance financial stability, and green growth. Currently, there are two core dialogues being conducted by EMDF, on financial sector stability and on green finance.

Team

Our global team is based in Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, and Mexico.
The EMSD is headquartered in Berlin, Germany.

Daniel Taras

Global Programme Director
Berlin, Germany

Daniel heads the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) Programme and also serves as the Director of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF). Prior to his current role, he was head of section within GIZ’s global partnerships and emerging economies unit and worked as a long-term advisor on ...

Philipp Kruschel

Lead – Sustainable Business Solutions
Berlin, Germany

Philipp is the Deputy Director of the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) Programme and also serves as the Director of the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability. In his previous positions at GIZ he worked as a senior advisor in the business unit for global ...

Antje Uhlig

Lead – Sustainable Economic Policy
Berlin, Germany

Antje is the Director of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and has been working for GIZ since 2010. Prior to her current role, she was a GIZ seconded expert and strategic consultant within the global partnership unit of the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), with a focus on energy efficiency, ...

Yannick Motz

Lead – Sustainable Finance
Eschborn, Germany

Yannick is a financial sector specialist at GIZ. He leads the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) and the Strategic Alliance on Green Bond Market Development in G20 Emerging Economies, a public-private partnership with the Swedish bank SEB. In his previous position, Yannick advised various ...

Cinderella von Dungen

China Coordinator
Beijing, China

Cinderella works for the GIZ as China coordinator for the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues Programme. She has rooted her professional career in the finance sector. She studied business administration with a major in banking and finance at the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland). During ...

Qi Lan

Senior Project Manager – Sustainable Finance
Beijing, China

Lan supports the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) as expert. Prior to that, she was heading diverse projects in the financial sector, including the Asset and Equity Market Reform Project and the Sino-German Financial Stability Project in partnership with the People’s Bank of China ...

Achim Deuchert

Senior Advisor – Sustainable Finance
Beijing, China

Achim manages the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF), which supports private investments in emerging bond markets and develops risk management tools for regulators in G20 emerging economies. Furthermore, he advises the German Ministry of Finance on the “High-Level Sino-German Financial ...

Chen Qian

Project Coordinator – Finance and Administration
Beijing, China

Qian supports the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) in the fields of contract, financial and administrative management for Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability and is also responsible for financial issues of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF) and the Emerging ...

Christine Majowski

Advisor – Sustainable Finance
Eschborn, Germany

Christine works for GIZ’s Strategic Alliance with SEB on Green Bond Market Development in G20 Emerging Economies. Furthermore, she supports the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance. Prior to this, Christine worked as intern/student assistant in different fields of finance and economic research at ...

Diego Angelino

Project Coordinator
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego coordinates the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) activities in Mexico, and other Latin American countries, with a focus on the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability and the Economic Policy Forum (EPF). Throughout his professional career he has worked ...

Diego Calderon

Project Assistant
Eschborn, Germany

Diego comes from Colombia and moved to Berlin in 2015 for his Master’s degree in International and Development Economics at HTW Berlin. Before, he studied Economics and Finance at Universidad del Rosario in Bogota. He gained prior work experience as an intern and later as Junior Economist at the ...

Du Shitao

Project Coordinator – Sustainable Mining
Beijing, China

Du Shitao (Cherry) has an over 13-year experience in the metals and minerals industry. Cherry started as a journalist in “Metal-Pages”. Later on, she joined Samsung Corporation (Beijing) as a trader to import minerals to China and studied Chinese coal resources and investment opportunities for ...

Gundolf Klaehn

Senior Advisor – Sustainable Textiles
Beijing, China

Gundolf is heading the China component of the regional project Social and Labour Standards in the Textile and Garment Sector in Asia (SLSG). The SLSG project supports the effort of private and state actors to improve social, labour and environmental standards. Prior to this role, he managed a ...

Han TingTing

Project Coordinator – Sustainable Mining
Beijing, China

Han Tingting works for the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability and is the project coordinator of the sustainable mining project, in charge of implementation tools development and mining pilots in Southeast Asia. Before joining GIZ, she worked in the Climate Change and ...

Ho Fung Ling (Chloe)

Project Assistant
Beijing, China

Chloe is a graduate student at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, majoring in Public Policy. She is very much interested in public management and development work in Asia. She completed her undergraduate studies in History at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her undergraduate work ...

John Hauert

Advisor – Sustainable Economic Policy
Berlin, Germany

John works with the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) programme management on monitoring, communication, and strategic projects. He also works on the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, the Economic Policy Forum (EPF), and sustainable mining with the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) ...

Katharina Stahlecker

Project Assistant
Berlin, Germany

Katharina moved to Berlin last year for her Master’s in Economics at FU Berlin. Previously, she studied Economics and Business Administration in Amsterdam (Netherlands), Hannover (Germany), Pomona (USA) and Sydney (Australia). She gained prior work experience as a business analyst at a ...

Li Ai

Project Coordinator – Sustainable Mining
Beijing, China

Li Ai is an Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) staff member of the DFID co-financed sustainable mining project and in charge of all related coordination efforts. As a Journalism major and a MPA major, Li Ai has previously worked at Beijing Times, Clean Water Alliances and Oxfam. Before ...

Nina Roth

Senior Advisor – Sustainable Finance
Berlin, Germany

Nina is a Senior Advisor for Sustainable Finance at GIZ's Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMDF). A political scientist by training and with nine years of private sector experience, Nina joined GIZ from the Swiss bank UBS where, most recently, she was leading the bank's efforts for ...

Simone Teichert

Finance Manager
Berlin, Germany

Simone is responsible for financial, contract and administrative management of the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) Programme. She has been working for GIZ in different projects in the fields of environmental management and policy, energy and human capacity development in Latin ...

Stefanie Ehrich

Office Manager – Berlin
Berlin, Germany

Stefanie is management assistant of the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) and dealing with all questions concerning office management, including appointment coordination, travel management, correspondence, preparation of meetings, etc. Stefanie supports the EMSD-team and the ...

Tara Merk

Project Assistant
Berlin, Germany

Before joining the Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD), Tara moved to Berlin to gain some work experience at a strategic politics consultancy as well as within the social startup sector. Prior to this Tara enjoyed a Liberal Arts education in Maastricht (the Netherlands) and Hong Kong, ...

Tingting Chen

Project Coordinator – Sustainable Textiles/ SLSG
Beijing, China

Tingting is Projector Coordinator of the SLSG China project. Before assuming this task, Tingting worked as a consultant in an Institute of Corporate Social Responsibility and project coordinator in the CSR field in Finance, Manufacturing and Electronic Information Industry. From 2012-2015, she was ...

Zhou Yiqi

Project Manager – Sustainable Business Solutions
Beijing, China

Yiqi is project manager of the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability and the Economic Policy Forum (EPF). Prior to her current role, Yiqi worked for the Sino-German Quality Infrastructure Project of GIZ China. Before joining GIZ in 2014, she was Senior Manager of China’s ...

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