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


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


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


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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EMSD Support for China's Sustainable Mining Agenda Highlighted at OECD Forum


The Emerging Market Sustainability Dialogues (EMSD) together with its partner China Chamber of Commerce of Metals Minerals & Chemicals Importers & Exporters (CCCMC) contributed to and organised a number of…

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EMSD Supports Women20: Berlin Summit a Highlight


The Women20 (W20) Summit, which took place in Berlin from April 24-26, 2017, came to an end with the handing over of the W20 Communiqué to the German Chancellor Angela…

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Executive Summary of the Study „The Effects of Digitalisation on Gender Equality in the G20 Economies” Released


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

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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


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


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.


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.


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

Daniel Taras

Director, EMSD
Berlin, Germany

Daniel heads the EMSD Programme and also serves as the Executive 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 corporate social responsibility in ...

Philipp Kruschel

Senior Advisor, EMM
Beijing, China

Philipp is the Executive Director of the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network of Sustainability as well as Deputy Programme Director of EMSD. His previous positions during more than 8 years at GIZ include a senior advisor role in the business unit for global partnerships and emerging ...

Antje Uhlig

Senior Advisor, EPF
Berlin, Germany

Antje is Co-Director of the Economic Policy Forum (EPF). Her focus is on topics of sustainable economic growth, climate actions, energy and resources management, working with partner institutions primarily in emerging economies and OECD countries within the EPF. Prior to her current role, Antje ...

Achim Deuchert

Senior Advisor, EMDF
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 ...

Yannick Motz

Senior Advisor, EMDF
Eschborn, Germany

Yannick is a financial sector specialist at GIZ headquarters, Germany. He co-manages the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) and advises various GIZ projects on financial sector regulation and supervision, capital market development, and green bonds. Prior to GIZ, Yannick worked at ...

Qi Lan

Advisor, EMDF
Beijing, China

Lan supports the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Finance (EMDF) as expert and at the same time is the Project Director of the Sino-German Center of Finance and Economics. Prior to that she was team leader in diverse projects in the financial sector, including the Asset and Equity Market Reform Project ...

Anita Demuth

Advisor, EMSD
Berlin, Germany

Anita is supporting the EMSD management and is in charge of communications. Furthermore, she is actively involved in coordinating EPF and the Latin American projects of EMM. Her focus is on topics of sustainable economic growth, energy and climate policies, and sustainable business models. Prior to ...

Christine Majowski

Advisor, EMDF
Eschborn, Germany

Christine supports as junior project manager the Strategic Alliance with SEB on Green Bond Market Development in G20 Emerging Economies. Furthermore, she supports the management of the Emerging Markets Dialogue on Green Finance. Prior to this, Christine worked as intern/student assistant in ...

Diego Angelino

Advisor, EMM
Mexico City, Mexico

Diego coordinates EMSD activities in Mexico and other Latin American countries, with a strong focus on the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability. As professional, he have combined activities of researcher, in topics such as civil society, community management, ...

Cristina Fedato

Senior Consultant, EMM
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Cristina supports the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability out of Brazil and has recently started to forge links between EMM and stakeholders of the other EMSD networks, EPF and EMDF. Cristina is specialist, professor and consultant for sustainability and social ...

Chen Qian

Finance/Admin. Professional, EMM
Beijing, China

Chen Qian supports the EMSD in the fields of contract, financial and administrative management for EMM and is also responsible for financial issues of the EPF and the EMDF projects in China. She has been working for GIZ China in different projects areas since October 2008, including on social ...

Simone Teichert

Finance/Admin. Professional, EMSD
Berlin, Germany

Simone is responsible for financial, contract and administrative management of the 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 America, Africa, Asia and the MENA region since ...

Zhou Yiqi

Beijing, China

More information about Yiqi will follow soon.

Zhang Weimin

Finance/Admin. Professional, EMDF
Beijing, China

More information about Weimin will follow soon.

Verena Egetemeir

Advisor, EMM
Santiago de Chile, Chile

Verena supports the EMSD out of Chile, focusing on the Emerging Market Multinationals (EMM) Network for Sustainability, with a special focus on the mining sector. Having been based in Chile for 10 years, Verena’s work has always been related to sustainability. She worked in Antofagasta, the ...

Nicolas Wesseler

Intern, EMSD
Berlin, Germany

Nicolas graduated with a B.Sc. in Economics from the University of Münster, Germany. Following internships at a financial services consulting firm and a development bank, he spent one semester abroad at the Kasetsart University in Bangkok. In his BSc-thesis, Nicolas analyzed the coherence between ...

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