Bernhard Bartels is Group Managing Director within Scope Group, Europe’s leading rating agency. On behalf of Scope Group, he acts as Head of ESG and oversees the analytical work at Scope ESG Analysis GmbH, including ESG ratings, reviews, second-party opinions, and climate risk products. Prior to joining Scope ESG Analysis in January 2021, he worked as a sovereign analyst for three years. Bernhard Bartels holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and a post-graduate degree in International Economics from the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. In his previous career, he worked as an Assistant Professor in International and Development Economics at Gutenberg University Mainz and research analyst at Deutsche Bank.