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Department of Finance

Falko Paetzold

Falko Paetzold, Dr.

  • CSP Initiator and Managing Director
  • Co-Lead of the Impact Investing for the Next Generation program – originated at the Initiative for Responsible Investment at the Harvard Kennedy School and run in collaboration with the Sustainability Initiative at MIT Sloan
Plattenstr. 32, 8032 Zürich
Room number
PLD-G 07

Short Biography

Dr. Falko Paetzold is Assistant Professor in Social Finance at EBS University (Oestrich-Winkel), and is the Initiator and Managing Director of the Center for Sustainable Finance and Private Wealth (CSP) at University of Zurich. CSP is a spin-off from the Next Gen Impact Investing program that Falko co-initiated at the Initiative for Responsible Investment at Harvard University.

Before CSP, Falko was a fellow at Harvard, a postdoctoral researcher at MIT Sloan, Sustainability Analyst and M&A Consultant at Bank Vontobel, and partner at the sustainable investing consultancy Contrast Capital. Falko founded GreenBuzz, an international network of sustainability intrapreneurs.

Falko is an advisor on impact topics at organisations ranging from the Swiss Association of Wealth Managers, the sustainability fintech start-up Inyova, the foundation for music schools Zurich (MKZ), the sustainability fund manager ACATIS Fair Value, the bank ZKB, the wealth manager Riedweg & Hrovat, and the sustainability-intrapreneur community GreenBuzz Zurich.

Falko enjoys sports in the mountains, ranging from mountain biking over freeride snowboarding to ski touring. Please email to get in contact.

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