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Florian Egli is committed to addressing climate change and achieving  sustainability to live within planetary boundaries. His research tackles two key levers: finance and the political economy. Every large societal transformation requires investment into new technologies, infrastructure and our social lives. How can finance be a force for change and help build sustainable economies and societies? Understanding the political economy - powerful vested interests as well as emerging coalitions for change - is key to make these transformations inclusive and durable. How can we take people along and make transformations politically feasible?

The projects he co-founded – from a grassroots think tank to a novel logic of deploying capital – try to push the boundaries and put this knowledge into action. Achieving change needs a healthy and informed dialogue about policy options. The tools to discuss more meaningfully and engage with politics are at our disposal. Florian uses these tools, from design thinking to systems thinking, in his teaching, workshops and in consulting projects that are aligned with his vision. He also enjoys moderating debates and speaking to business, political and academic audiences (please see offerings). Occasionally, his thoughts appear in the media - for example, he is a regular commentator on Monocle Radio M24.

Florian Egli is a Professor at the Technical University of Munich and Head of the group Public Policy for the Green Transition. He remains an affiliate at the Energy and Technology Policy Group at ETH Zurich, where he completed his PhD and worked as a Senior Researcher and Lecturer.

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„How can finance be a force for change and help build sustainable economies and societies?“

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