Friedrichsdorfer Institut zur Nachhaltigkeit (IzN) e.V.


Prof. Dr. Klaus Stocker


Member Friedrichsdorfer Institut zur Nachhaltigkeit e.V.


Degree (1974) and PhD (1976) in Business Administration, Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich


Klaus Stocker, university studies (business and economics) in Munich and Cologne, internships in France, Poland and Malaysia worked for nearly ten years, finally as senior project manager with the German development bank KfW evaluating and supervising large international power and industrial projects.

In 1987 he accepted a professorship in International Finance at Nürnberg Institute of Technology (Georg-Simon Ohm), where he became director of the International Business Programme. He also started a research programme on financing renewable energy programmes. Since 2013 he is emeritus and in 2014 (Jan.-June) he was visiting professor at  University of Science in Penang, Malaysia. Joint research on environmental project finance is still on-going.

During university –and still on-going- he worked as a consultant for several international institutions (EBRD, KfW, World Bank, DEG, Swiss agency for development and co-operation). Specialisation and research in project evaluation, development finance and development of evaluation models for renewable energy projects (recent and on-going projects evaluated in China, Romania, Russia, Kosovo, Croatia, Macedonia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Mongolia). In 1991 he was attached to World Bank in Washington as a consultant in a cross evaluation of energy projects (during sabbatical semester)

Professional core competences     

·        Financial and economic evaluation of international projects: cost benefit analysis, cash flow- , balance sheet-, profit and loss- calculation and analysis, interest rate and discount rate analysis, financial project design

·        Appraisal of development banking and microfinance projects

·        Evaluation and finance of energy and renewable energy projects

·        Risk assessment and evaluation of exchange rate effects

Foreign Languages

English, French, Malay/Indonesian