Szymon Mikolajczyk is a lead consultant working in international carbon markets since 2008. He is a strong proponent of markets as a tool to deliver cost-effective GHG abatement and removals, and offers strategic advice to both private and public sector clients on the opportunities carbon markets present.
Szymon advises corporate clients on carbon compensation and net zero strategies, supporting firms integrate offsetting in broader climate and sustainability action plans. He offers expertise along the full spectrum of the carbon compensation process, starting with the origination and due diligence of carbon projects through to the organisation of procurement tenders and valuation of carbon assets. Examples of recent corporate clients include easyJet, Shell, Woodside Energy, Rabobank and DB Schenker. He also supports project developers with the monetisation of their carbon assets, and has strong insight into market pricing in both the compliance and voluntary markets.
Szymon is also an expert in international climate financing, collaborating with development finance institutions and governments in structuring effective results-based finance schemes across sectors. Examples of clients include the EBRD (managing a carbon finance support programme in Turkey), the World Bank (using auctions as a mechanism to disburse finance), and the German BMU (supporting with climate finance proposals for the Green Climate Fund). Szymon is also closely following the Article 6 negotiations, and is involved in advising on the structuring of several pilot transactions for a post-2020 market.
Szymon holds a BSc in Ecology and Conservation from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and has passed the first level of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) certification.