Dr. Justus von Geibler

Co-Head of Research Unit Innovation Labs

Justus von Geibler
Tel.:+49 202 2492-168

Education and Academic Training

  • 2010 Doctoral studies in Economic Geography at the Institute of Geography, Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany; Ph.D. degree
  • 2000 M.Sc. Programme Environmental Management and Policy at the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics, Lund University, Sweden; M.Sc. degree
  • 1998 Studies of Forest Sciences at Georg-August-University of Göttingen; Diploma in Forest Science

Professional Experience

  • Since 2014 Coordinator of the field Sustainability Management at the Wuppertal Institute
  • Since 2007 Senior Researcher in the Division Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • 2003 - 2007 Research fellow in the Research Group Sustainable Production and Consumption at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2002 - 2003 Research fellow in the Research Group Eco-efficiency and Sustainable Enterprise at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 2002 - 2003 Research visit in Gaua, Burkina Faso
  • 2000 - 2002 Freelance researcher and consultant on sustainability at corporate and sectoral level
  • 1997 - 1999 Research and teaching at Institute of Forest Management and Yield Science, University of Göttingen
  • 1997 Public Relations at the Department for Waste Management, Municipality of Göttingen
  • 1996 Research visit at forest plantation Northern Timbers, South Africa

Research Focus

  • Environmental and sustainability assessments of technologies, products, companies, branches
  • Sustainability management in global value chains, sustainable future markets, LivingLabs, innovations, supply chain management
  • Sustainability standards, certification and multi-stakeholder processes (forestry, palm oil, biofuels, ICT, clean technologies)


  • Since 2014 Teaching "Management of Natural Resources" in the MBY Programm Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Since 2013 Teaching "Sustainable Supply Chain Management", at the Schumpeter School of Business and Economics, University of Wuppertal
  • 2012 Teaching at University of Kassel, in the field of economic science, subject "Sustainable Resource Managemtn in Global Value Chains"
  • 2010 and 2011 Guest lecturer at Humboldt Universität zu Berlin as well as Guest lecturer at Technische Universität München in 2004
  • 1997 - 1999 Teaching at University of Göttingen


  • 2013 Member of the Ad-hoc working group "Produktbilanzierung im Rahmen des Klimaschutzplans NRW"
  • 2012 Scientific Advisory Board of the international conference "Sustainable Innovation 2012"
  • Since 2011 Member of the VDI Gremium 4070 "Sustainable management in small and medium-sized enterprises"
  • 2011 Schweizerische Nationalfonds zur Förderung wissenschaftlicher Forschung
  • 2010 UNEP Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) Study
  • Since 2010 Member of Bundes-Akademie ländlicher Raum: Chair of Advisory Board and Co-founder
  • 2009 UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative: Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment of Products
  • 2007 - 2009 Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels: Working groups Environment und Implementation
  • 2007 Scientific Board of the Life Cycle Management Conference
  • Since 2006 Member of the International Federation for Information Processing: Technical Committee on ICT and Society
  • 2004 Member of the Working Group Charta for Wood of the Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection
  • Since 2000 Member of the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics Network


  • Since 2002 Reviewer for the Journal of Cleaner Production and the Environmental Impact Assessment Review
  • Seit 2001 Regular supervision of various M.Sc. theses

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