She is a pioneer in sustainability and change leadership and transforms development into opportunities. She is an experienced financial specialist in investment, sustainability, and digital transformation. If companies want to become a better version of themselves, they need antifragility and agility as core concepts. Speaker Karen Wendt inspires a company's overall business to strive for the implementation of success.
Why you should book speaker Karen Wendt
- She is inspiring. Speaker Karen Wendt has led and implemented change management in two Top Tier Financial Institutions in leading roles with committee oversight.
- Karen is an exceptional leader. Karen showcases her knowledge of banking, sustainability, innovation, digital transformation, and change management, which is directly reflected in her book and video series.
- Her continuous skills are showcased on many platforms. Springer Palgrave Macmillan and Taylor and Francis are a few places where speaker Karen Wendt showcases her expertise. She also shows her work in CNN Money and SRF interviews and speeches.
Speaker Karen Wendt merges 20 years of experience in investment banking with social and green economy finance, leadership 4.0, design thinking, and advising on digital transformation. She is a designer and implementer of Theories of Change for business and finance. She works with clients on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, Sustainability Strategies, and digital transformation Speaker Karen Wendt is the CEO of Eccos Impact GmbH and the editor of the Sustainable Finance Series with Springer – Palgrave- Macmillan Publishing. Karen is also the President of the SwissFinTechLadies. With her team, Karen is supporting investors, corporates, and entrepreneurs in implementing theories of change, integrating sustainability, and creating a positive impact using business intelligence to create the necessary data points to support decisions. She also develops financially viable solutions, with clients. Her publications “Theories of Change” and “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” are forthcoming in the fall of 2020.
Karen has worked as a change leader for more than 20 years in Investment Banking, where she was responsible for the development and implementation of the CEE strategy of HypoVereinsbank. She co-created Project Finance and introduced extra-financial risk management in HypoVereinsbank and UniCredit with all related policies, procedures, and management structures.
With her team, she oversaw more than 180 transactions annually, represented the management view in the Reputation Risk Committee and the Investment Committee, and co-created an internationally recognized standard for extra-financial risk management. This was based on the context factor and trend analysis, which was integrated into the internal risk rating systems of both institutions to allow an early warning system on distressed assets and to help companies to be successful in turn around management
Karen represented UniCredit / HVB in all internal and external exchanges with multilateral agencies dealing with risk management and global administrative law, including OECD, UN, World Bank, European Investment Bank, and Development Finance Institutions. As a Board Member of the Equator Principles Financial Institutions Association, she was responsible for “Stakeholder Engagement “and “Outreach.
Karen holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool and a diploma from the University of Bonn. She is a certified mediator and quality manager.
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