Dr. Matthias Fawer, 1963, Director, joined Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd as a sustainability analyst in 2000. He is responsible for the renewable energies, oil & gas and utilities sectors. Since 2004 he is the main author of the annual solar energy study of Bank Sarasin. Matthias Fawer has a PhD degree in biotechnology from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He then worked for the Ecology department of the Swiss Federal Materials Testing and Research Institute (EMPA) in St. Gallen, where he was senior expert in environmental impact projects on behalf of Swiss and European industry associations. In 1996 he spent a year with Boustead Consulting in England. He also completed training as lead auditor for environmental management systems (EMS) and social accountability SA 8000.