Cosima Stahr
MA International Relations, Lic. Relations Internationales
Senior Advisor + Co-Lead Finance

Cosima Stahr is a Senior Advisor + Co-Lead Finance at adelphi. Working for adelphi since 2009, inter alia as Cluster Coordinator Sustainability Transformation, she has gathered substantial experience in conceptualising and supervising research and advisory projects on the international and European levels. From her perspective, societal transformation starts with a new outlook on the status quo in today’s world. Accordingly, her projects accommodate complexity and question existing narratives. In her projects, she strives to implement sustainability and climate justice in the economy and society.

In her capacity as a consultant, project developer and project leader, she is currently leading various projects in the fields of sustainable finance, green economy, clean-tech innovations, and Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP). Among her clients are the European Commission, Federal Ministries, development banks as well as German and international organisations working in development and environmental management. Cosima is highly skilled in conceptualising, implementing and evaluating projects and programmes. She currently works as an expert for the EU SWITCH-Asia's SCP Facility in Bangkok, where she also acts as Director of adelphi's representative office in Asia.

As the project leader of several projects in Europe and around the world, Cosima has gained wide-ranging experience in working with corporations, the financial sector, and government institutions. She has further cooperated with these partners on climate change adaptation. She has gained international work experience in several regions of the world, in particular Europe, South Asia and Africa. Representing adelphi, she has moderated and contributed to high-level conferences and workshops.

Cosima is a certified project consultant (Capacity WORKS) and sustainability assurance practitioner (CSAP). Moreover, she completed the UNEP Finance Initiative’s (UNEP FI) Environmental & Social Risk Analysis (ESRA) course for sustainable risk management. She also attended the course on Adaptation Finance of Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

Before adelphi, she worked for the management consulting firm The Boston Consulting Group. She also completed several projects for a public policy consultancy in London, UK. She gained further experience in the German Foreign Office, the environmental department of a district of Santiago de Chile, and at a development consultancy in Buenos Aires.

Cosima completed an MA in International Relations and a Licence en Relations Internationales in Geneva, Berlin, and New York. She was a guest lecturer at the Humboldt Universität Berlin in 2014 and 2015, and at HSBA Hamburg School of Business Administration in 2017 and 2018.

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