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Hakan Lucius

Hakan Lucius is Head of Corporate Responsibility at the EIB, the European Union’s bank, covering the sustainability, non-financial reporting and stakeholder engagement dimensions of the institution. Dr Lucius possesses more than 20 years of sustainability experience. In his career he has structured multiple billions of euros of investments, through both, loans and equity, was quoted by the Financial Times and by Reuters, has led multinational teams and negotiated with governments, corporate and civil society organizations, alike. Academically, he received a Ph.D. with distinctions in industrial economics, an MBA from INSEAD, France, and an MSc in Engineering from Vienna Technical University, where he graduated as the youngest student of his faculty. Mr Lucius is Professor of Finance in parallel to his professional career at the EIB, and specializes in sustainable corporate finance and strategy. He has developed masters classes, which he teaches at SciencesPo in France, the Frankfurt School of Finance in Germany and the Welch College of Business as well as the University of Luxembourg. He has lectured in Europe and the US and is an internationally acclaimed speaker, with TV appearances in multiple European countries, and speeches in over 16 nations globally. He is passionate about sustainability and is quoted to state that “Sustainability is at the heart of long-term outperformance”. Prof Hakan Lucius was awarded Best Lecturer, Master of Development Finance, by Frankfurt School and by the by Welch MBA, Luxembourg and has published articles in multiple languages. Prof Dr Lucius is a member of the European Commission’s Ecolabel expert group for sustainable finance, former President of the European Investment Bank’s Pension Board, co-chairs the Digital Funding FinTech working group of the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry, Board member of Luxflag, the Luxembourg Fund labelling agency, and a member of the EIB Institute’s Knowledge Committee.