Info: Calculating the GHG footprint and ESC score of KD-Bank's credit portfolio
The KD Bank (Bank for Church and Deaconry) is a German cooperative bank whose members are mostly institutions of the Protestant church and its deaconry. One of the Bank’s guiding principles is to create sustainable values, i.e. to operate in an efficient, socially and ecologically just way. KD Bank supports a sustainability filter for all financial investments in securities since 2008.
In this context, MACS calculated the GHG footprint and ESC (environmental, social, carbon) score of KD-Bank’s credit portfolio using the eSave platform. The focus of the KD-Bank’s portfolio is on financing of church institutions, such as hospitals, care homes for the elderly and disabled, kindergartens and parishes. The MACS methodology for determining the GHG footprint is based on the Scope 3: “Investments” of the GHG Protocol
Johannes holds a Diploma in Energy Engineering and has more than 25 years of professional experience within consulting, utilities, and project development businesses.
Johannes brings extensive technological experience in renewable energy systems and energy efficiency to MACS. This includes biomass, landfill and biogas, as well as solar PV assets. His background in energy efficiency ranges from cogeneration and district heating to buildings. His know-how encompasses (pre)feasibility studies, due diligence, energy audits, rehabilitation and expansion strategies for energy systems, market and competition analyses, as well as mergers and acquisitions advice. Johannes’ in depth understanding and hands-on experience in carbon markets and project-based emission reduction activities complement his profile.
As Project and Team Manager at MACS, Johannes puts his competencies in all areas project handling, including stakeholder and intercultural management, to work for our clients. Besides his mother tongue, German, Johannes is fluent in English and Spanish.