Matthias Walz is a Senior Scientist for Sustainable Finance at UNU-FLORES. Matthias is interested in researching the equitable reconciliation of the basic human needs with resource consumption within planetary boundaries. As a sustainable finance expert working on enhancing corporate sustainability in relation to material flow cost accounting as an enabler for circular economy thinking. His focus on the conceptual advancement of the Resource Nexus includes targeted studies relating to sustainable finance, education, capacity development, and quality assurance. He has extensive experience in the financial industry and was responsible for projects in the areas of M&A, private equity and IPOs, as well as conducting research.