Rainer Agster is a member of the adelphi management board and is responsible for various programs related to the private sector and sustainable development. Since 2002, Rainer has implemented numerous projects in Africa, Europe, China, South Asia and the South Caucasus for adelphi. He is a recognized expert in the fields of green finance, resource efficiency, green entrepreneurship and dialogue formats.
Rainer advises financial institutions worldwide on climate protection, energy efficiency and corporate finance, and provides support for banks in the introduction of digital solutions for green finance products, among other things. Projects he has directed have helped banks in the implementation of green credit lines with a total value of several hundred million euros.
Rainer has significantly built up and developed the renowned SEED initiative for green companies. Among other tools, he helped create Toolification, an innovative training and dialogue format that is used to advise thousands of small and medium-sized companies worldwide. As part of his projects, Rainer designs interactive training and consulting approaches, for example on climate finance and resource efficiency. In addition, he moderates dialogue processes, from strategy workshops in small groups to large participatory conference formats. Rainer’s clients include banks, foundations, companies, the European Commission, and international organisations.
Before joining adelphi, Rainer worked for a subsidiary of the Deutscher Industrie- und Handelskammertag (DIHK) to promote the export of German environmental technologies. He was responsible for projects in Brazil and the United Arab Emirates, among others. Rainer also worked for an energy supply company for two years.
Rainer is a graduate of the international environmental technology course at the Bremen University of Applied Sciences and studied at the University of New South Wales in Sydney (Australia). In addition, he has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus on sustainability management from the Leuphana University Lüneburg.