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SDG INVESTMENTS® is a matching platform for financial instruments and investment products which contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Professional and institutional investors are able to find sustainable investments on the platform which meet their individual selection criteria. Registration on the platform allows project initiators and issuers of such investments  to obtain access to relevant investors. SDG INVESTMENTS® therefore increases both the transparency and efficiency during the selection and investment process for the growing asset class of sustainable investments.

SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH was founded in September 2017 as a spin-off from AHP Capital Management GmbH. At this point AHP Capital Management GmbH already structured several investment products with a sustainability focus. The implementation of the SDG INVESTMENTS® Platform was a logical next step in order to bridge the gap between investors seeking sustainable investments and project initiators seeking funding.

To ensure that all projects on the SDG INVESTMENTS® platform are strictly SDG relevant we apply a dual approach. In addition to a financial feasibility analysis our selection process includes an assessment of the SDG impact undertaken by the research agency imug Beratungsgesellschaft für sozial-ökologische Innovationen mbH.

Professional team with a broad track record

  • Frank Ackermann

    Managing Partner
    Strategy and Product Structuring

    Founder and Managing Partner of AHP Capital Management GmbH and founder of the SDG INVESTMENTS® platform. Over 38 years of experience in various managerial and specialist positions at international commercial and investment banks (ABN Amro, Commerzbank, Cantor Fitzgerald, Bank of Nova Scotia, Bankgesellschaft Berlin) in Frankfurt and London). Structuring and sales of complex credit-related investment products for institutional investors. Initiator of innovative financial products for the fast growing sharing economy and impact investment sector.

    Tel.: +49 (69) 2475 19686

    Email: frank.ackermann@sdg-investments.com

  • Lars Hunsche

    Managing Partner
    Origination and Distribution

    Co-Founder of the SDG INVESTMENTS® platform. Joined AHP Capital Management GmbH in 2015. Senior positions from 2008 through 2015 at Moody’s Analytics in Frankfurt. From 2013 until 2015 General Manager of Moody’s Analytics with Europe wide sales responsibility for Moody’s Credit Edge®, the leading quantitative tool to assess credit risk. Prior to Moody’s Analytics product specialist at KMV in San Francisco and London. Extensive sales experience with large institutional investors throughout Europe.

    Tel.: +49 (69) 2475 19688

    Email: lars.hunsche@sdg-investments.com

  • Dr. Stefan Bund

    Partner
    Strategy, Internationalisation, Acquisition

    Partner SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH. More than 20 years of executive and senior management experience at international commercial banks, rating agencies and service providers (executive board Scope Ratings AG, CEO Scope Risk Solutions, Managing Director WestLB, Managing Director Fitch Ratings, Vice President Landesbank Baden-Württemberg). Origination, structuring, marketing, investment and risk analysis of structured finance and alternative investment products. Broad international experience with placements in London, New York, Tokyo and Frankfurt. Doctoral degree in business and economics, Harvard Business School alumnus and lecturer at various universities in Germany and abroad.

    Tel.: +49 (69) 2475 196810

    Email: stefan.bund@sdg-investments.com

  • Luca Franke, CFA

    Corporate Finance Project Manager

    Since 2021 Luca Franke supports the team of SDG INVESTMENTS as a Corporate Finance Project Manager. He is responsible for the analysis, structuring and monitoring of projects. Prior to joining SDG INVESTMENTS, Luca worked as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group. With a focus on Corporate Finance & Strategy, Luca advised large-cap transactions and acquisitions on the sell- and buy-side for corporate clients and private equity funds.

    Tel.: +49 (69) 2475 19689

    E-Mail: luca.franke@sdg-investments.com

  • Toni Phan

    Senior Structurer

    Has 10 years of experience in corporate finance and management consulting. Under the umbrella of the french-german financial group Oddo, Toni Phan structured debt products for almost seven years with a strong focus on bonds for SME companies. He advised on securities issues of both unlisted and listed companies up to MDAX issuers. He also worked as a management consultant for the renowned consulting company Accenture, for which he mainly advised blue chips in the financial services sector, with specialisation in capital markets.

    Tel.: +49 (69) 2475 196811

    E-Mail: toni.phan@sdg-investments.com

  • Thomas Flügel

    Senior Sales-Manager

    Many years of experience in the distribution of fixed income products and excellent network in the institutional sector. Previously worked as Director Client Solutions Group for Hauck & Aufhäuser Privatbankiers AG. Prior to that, Mr. Flügel held senior sales positions at IKB, Newedge, Moody's Analytics, Raiffeisen Zentralbank AG and Bankhaus Metzler, among others.

    Tel.: +49 (69) 2475 196812

    E-Mail: thomas.fluegel@sdg-investments.com

  • Simon Zekarias

    Digital Platform Manager

    Starting as Assistant Project Analyst in 2019, Simon Zekarias now is the SDG INVESTMENTS® Digital Platform Manager. In addition to the technical management and further development of the SDG INVESTMENTS® platform, he is also responsible for data analysis, communication and IT administration. Previously, Simon Zekarias was Junior Portfolio Manager and Sustainability Analyst at ESG Portfolio Management, responsible for conducting sustainability assessments and the development of SDG impact reporting.

    Tel.: +49 69 2475 19685

    E-Mail: simon.zekarias@sdg-investments.com

  • Evgeniya Belyaeva

    Marketing Manager

    Evgeniya Belyaeva joined the SDG INVESTMENTS team in February 2022. She is working in the Berlin office and is responsible for supporting and moving forward all the marketing activities of SDG INVESTMENTS. In addition to online marketing and content creation, she is also responsible for event management and social media marketing. Previously, Evgeniya Belyaeva worked as a marketing manager at SCHNEIDER GROUP and owc Foreign Trade Publishing House.

    Tel.: +49 69 2475 196814

    E-Mail: evgeniya.belyaeva@sdg-investments.com

  • Petra Henning

    Office Manager

    Through her long-time experience as an assistant to senior management and head of department in major international banks (including Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO, Barclays Bank) she skilfully contributes to administrative activities at both AHP Capital Management GmbH and SDG INVESTMENTS GmbH. As one of the first employees, she has had a lasting influence on the success course of the companies.

    Tel.: +49 69 2475 19685

    E-Mail: petra.henning@sdg-investments.com

  • Moritz Neuber 

    Intern

    Since January, Moritz has been supporting the SDG INVESTMENTS® team as an intern in the role of Assistant Project Analyst. In the summer of 2021, he successfully completed his bachelor's degree in International Business at Maastricht University and has already gained practical experience in the field of sustainability through his previous activities.

    E-Mail: moritz.neuber@sdg-investments.com

  • Klaus Bolzendahl

    Advisor

    Over 40 years experience in the banking business with various positions in various companies of the savings bank organisation. Graduated savings bank business economist with focus on retail business as executive for product development, marketing, e-business & internet, business development and back office, as well as project manager for various major projects. Most recently, since 2012, involved in the establishment of the Start-Up S-Kreditpartner GmbH Berlin. Since May 2019 in partial retirement in search of new challenging fields of activity with focus on social and voluntary work. Contacts with associations, banks and savings banks, authorities and other economic institutions, combined with extensive experience in presentation and networking, are brought to Berlin to serve as the first point of contact and interest mediator for SDG Investments.

    E-Mail: klaus.bolzendahl@sdg-investments.com

  • Jaron Krapf 

    Intern

    Since February 2022, Jaron has been working in the role of Assistant Project Analyst and supports the Corporate Finance Team at SDG INVESTMENTS. In spring 2021, he successfully completed his bachelor's degree in Economics & Business Administration at Goethe University Frankfurt. He was already able to gain initial experience during his studies by writing several papers on the topic of sustainability in the financial sector.

    E-Mail: jaron.krapf@sdg-investments.com

  • Ludwig Graf

    Intern

    Since May 2022, Ludwig has been supporting the Corporate Finance Team of SDG Investments as an Assistant Project Analyst. In summer 2023, he will complete his Bachelor's degree in Digital Business Management at accadis University. Before his start at SDG INVESTMENTS, he has gained working experience in the corporate finance at a consulting firm.

    E-Mail: ludwig.graf@sdg-investments.com