We are a public-private partnership under the Luxembourg Climate Finance Strategy
The ICFA is an independent non-profit association, set up as a public-private partnership in 2018 under the Luxembourg Climate Finance Strategy. The ICFA members are the Luxembourg Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, as well as 12 private entities of the Luxembourg financial services sector.
The ICFA is in collaboration with the European Investment Bank and Spuerkeess.
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The ICFA is managed by a dedicated, passionate team with a diverse background in the finance and fund industry, across the impact investing spectrum.
Previously, Stephan ran his own sustainable advisory and investment boutique SANZARU, while also part of the TIIME.org team, advocating and educating decision makers to boost awareness of impact investing, sustainability and diversity. Prior, Stephan accumulated experience in private equity, corporate finance and strategy consulting across Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia with blue-chip names like Oliver Wyman, Credit Suisse, and Delta Partners.
Stephan earned an MBA at the prestigious business school INSEAD with locations in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. He earned and a MSc in Aerospace Engineering (cum laude) from Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. Stephan is also a CFA Charterholder from the CFA Institute.
Before joining the Ministry of Finance, Alyssa advised public sector decision-makers on sustainable finance and digitalization matters. Prior to that, Alyssa gained experience in the private sector, mainly in Frankfurt (Germany). At Accenture, she worked with clients on environmental and social sustainability matters (including sustainable finance), as well as thought leadership. There, she also developed a special interest of how new technologies can be leveraged for sustainability. Before that, she worked as an ESG Analyst (covering Financial services and Industrials & Equipment) at the ESG rating firm Sustainalytics, now part of Morningstar.
Alyssa holds an MA in Human Rights, with foci on International Security and Corporate Social Responsibility, from Columbia University (New York, USA), as well as a double BA in International Studies and Geography from Miami University (Ohio, USA). She is based in Luxembourg.
Noel was CEO of European Fund Administration from 2017 to 2022, where he led the strategic review and transaction through which it became a member of the Universal-Investment Group. He worked for Schroders from 2000 to 2017 in several roles in London and Luxembourg, including CEO of Schroders Luxembourg from 2003 to 2016 and Global Head of Fund Services. Noel originally joined Schroders as Group Head of IT Security following a 14-year military career.
Noel was a member of ALFI's board of directors from 2005 to 2016 and ALFI’s Strategic Board from 2019 to June 2023.
Corinne had an experience of more than 25 years in the financial sector, in particular related to corporate and institutional clients as well as investment funds. Being passionate about impact finance, she co-developed numerous initiatives to promote the sector. She co-chaired the ALFI Responsible investing committee and sat on the Board of several impact funds, inclusive finance associations as well as the ICFA - International Climate Finance Accelerator Luxembourg.
Corinne held a Master in Business management and a Bachelor in Law from Universités de Strasbourg, France as well as a Certificate in Corporate Governance from INSEAD, Singapore.
Corinne was in charge of managing the ICFA programme, marketing, business development, IT and facilities.
She loved playing the piano, travelling and jogging.
Sachin Vankalas was the general manager of LuxFLAG and was a member of the ICFA Board since its launch in 2018. He was an active contributor to the development and realization of the programme. Sachin was universally recognized for his expertise and pioneering leadership in responsible investment. He was a passionate advocator of sustainable finance and the importance of guiding the transformation of the financial market in that direction. Sachin leaves behind a young family, friends, and colleagues, to whom we extend our deepest condolences. He will be sorely missed.