Kevin Flowers

Kevin Flowers, Deputy Head Green Finance and Investments Unit, DG Environment, European Commission

Kevin Flowers is the Deputy Head of the Green Finance and Investments Unit of DG Environment at the European Commission. The Unit coordinates the work in DG ENV to ensure the integration of environmental requirements, investment needs and policy considerations into other relevant EU policies and funding programmes. As part of a broader cross-services Commission team, the Green Finance Team in the Unit supports the implementation of the EU’s sustainable finance strategy including work in relation to the sustainable finance Taxonomy, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive, the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation, natural capital accounting, environmental investment needs/gaps assessment and the development of biodiversity/eco-system risk assessment frameworks for the financial sector. From the public funding perspective, the Unit coordinates DG ENV's inputs and support to the European Semester process, the Recovery and Resilience Facility, the Just Transition Fund, Cohesion Policy, Transport Policy (TEN-T) and the Energy Policy (TEN-E), Invest EU, as well as in co-financing provided by the EIB and EBRD. Kevin combines a background in natural sciences, economics & finance, and business management. He has worked in both the public and private sectors including 15 years as a Senior Partner at the global sustainability management consultancy, ERM, where he helped lead and grow the company’s international sustainability strategy, performance & assurance, and mining sector teams. Kevin is a guest lecturer at the Copenhagen Business School (CBS) on the Masters Programme for Corporate Responsibility, Governance & Communication where he lectures on the connections between sustainability, business strategy and risk management