Fabiola Schneider

Fabiola Schneider

Supervisor: Professor Andreas Hoepner

Thesis Title: Climate change: An operational risk factor on access to finance for fossil fuel enterprises

Research Interests: Emission reporting and accounting, energy finance, particularly the fixed income market, and the influence of environmental, social and governance factors on corporate finance in general.


Fabiola is a full time PhD student at the UCD Michael Smurfit Business Graduate School in Dublin and supporting the school's EDI team.

She is furthermore a Sherpa to the European Commission's Platform on Sustainable Finance and has previously consulted on the EU's Ecolabel.

Moreover, Fabiola is part of the joint academic and industry initiative www.ClimateDisclosure100.info which seeks to address the challenge of incomplete greenhouse gas emissions reporting by companies worldwide.

Fabiola also contributed to GIZ's lecture series on 'Sustainability data, accounting and reporting' for their Sustainable Finance University Course in emerging markets.

Her undergraduate background is a first-class honours BSc in Business Chemistry from Heinrich-Heine-University in Dusseldorf, followed by a first-class honours MSc in Energy and Environmental Finance from UCD Smurfit in Dublin. She has previous work experience in the finance department of a multinational chemical and consumer goods company as well as in project management in the renewables sector.


Cojoianu TF, Collins E, Hoepner AGF, Magill D, O’Neill T, Schneider FI (2020): 'In the Name of COVID-19: Is the ECB Fuelling the Climate Crisis?', Environmental and Resource Economics


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