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Maximilian Horster

Head of Climate Solutions, ISS ESG


Dr. Maximilian Horster is Head of ISS ESG, based in Frankfurt, Germany. In this role, he leads a global team while assisting clients in developing and integrating responsible investing policies and practices through the provision of industry-leading solutions and data. In addition, he oversees the unit’s core Data & Analytics, Product, and Index offering as well as ISS’ dedicated climate team, and manages ISS’ financial intelligence unit, EVA. Dr. Horster joined ISS in 2017 following its acquisition of the financial industry business of South Pole Group, which he co-founded. Prior, he worked at Capital Group Companies in North America, Asia, and Europe and has, over the past decade, led several European Union-funded greenhouse gas accounting projects while also advising member states on the matter. Dr. Horster earned a PhD in history from the University of Cambridge.

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