Madeline Schneider works as a Senior Manager in energy efficiency finance, renewable energies and environmental technologies with a focus on developing and emerging economies. She develops feasibility studies and capacity building measures on these topic areas. She completed further training at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management where she was awarded the certificate "Certified Expert for Climate and Renewable Energy Finance".
Prior to joining adelphi, Madeline gained practical experience in the fields of development cooperation and science. During her work with the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in New Delhi, India, she supported the development of innovative carbon instruments and appropriate measures for effective emissions reductions. While working as a research assistant at the Chair of Industry, Energy and Environment at the University of Vienna, she enhanced her expertise on energy and environmental management. Within the context of the "Regional Academy on the United Nations (RAUN) 2014-15" she assessed the potential of photovoltaic battery technologies for sustainable development in Sub-Sahara Africa for the UN initiative "Sustainable Energy for All" with other students and received the "RAUN Best Paper Award".
Madeline holds a master’s degree in International Business Administration with a specialization in international energy and environmental management from the University of Vienna. Her master’s thesis on the impact of sanctions and communication on the international climate change negotiations was recognised by the Institute for Business Administration as one of the best theses of the year 2015/16. In the course of her bachelor’s in International Business Administration, Madeline spent one semester abroad at Lund University in Sweden. In her bachelor’s thesis, she dealt with European creativity and innovation as new forms of competitive advantage.