Info: Development of an internal sector-overarching employment assistance tool for project evaluation.
MACS was assigned by KfW Development Bank for the development of an internal sector-overarching employment assistance tool for project evaluation.
Focus of the tool is on the Environmental Social and Climate Assessment (ESCA) and the specific requirements that must be identified by the financial sector project in this regard. The tool and supporting concept will help the KfW project managers to provide clear recommendations with regard to ESCA in their financial sector projects and should be an integrated part of the KfW Sustainability Program goals.
The ESCA concept and employee assistance tool developed for project management staff is oriented toward international sustainability standard; the IFC Performance Standards on Environmental and Social Sustainability and the "Principles for Responsible Finance" from the European Development Finance Institutions (EDFI) and its harmonized exclusion list for the member institutions are good example of this.
Based on his career as financial consultant and development banker, Thomas thought consulting and management services in the utility sectors should integrate economists and engineers as well as social scientists in a core team of permanent international staff for sustainable solutions. Thus MACS was born.
His experience in micro- and macro-economic policy analysis as well as detailed sector assessments in the fields of Finance, Water and Energy makes Thomas an expert in developing comprehensive finance strategies for network utilities including building the institutional and policy framework around it.
As one of the Partners and Managing Directors of MACS he is responsible for strategic development and controlling.