Education and Academic Training

  • 1987 - 1994 Studies of mechanical engineering at the Technical University (TU), Darmstadt, graduate in engineering

Professional Experience

  • 2011 - 2017 Managing director at Factor 10 - Institute for Sustainable Management
  • 2004 - 2017 Managing director at Trifolium - Consulting company
  • Since 1996 Managing director at Trifolium - Consulting company for sustainable management
  • Since 1994 with breaks Project co-ordinator at the Wuppertal Institute
  • 1992 - 1996 Fellow at the Institute for Political Science, department Technology and Development

Research Focus

  • Resource and Sustainability Management
  • Instruments for Sustainable Management
  • Sustainability indicators
  • Self assessment tools for companies
  • Resource efficiency and conservation
  • Substance flow analysis
  • MIPS / Material Footprint
  • Sustainable food economy
  • Qualification for sustainability
  • Sustainable organisational learning

Teaching / Memberships

  • Since 2014 Teaching "Management of Natural Resources" in the MBA Programm Sustainability Management at Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • Since 2008 Teaching for "Sustainable Management" and "Resource Efficiency of Products and Services" at FH Münster
  • Member of Club of Wuppertal - Forum of sustainable medium-seized enterprises
  • Member of the International Factor 10 Innovation Network
  • Member of Factor X Network
  • Member of PIUS Network, Germany
  • Member of the Material Footprint Network
  • Member of VDI (Association of German Engineers) 4597 General Guidline for Resource Efficiency
  • Member of VDI (Association of German Engineers) 4800, part 1, Resource Efficiency
  • Member of BUND (Friends of the Earth, Germany)
  • Member of Association for Ecological Economy Research (VÖW)
  • Member of the Federational work group "Education" in the UN-decade "Education for Sustainable Development"
  • Since 2012 Member of the Board of the Foundation Labor and Environment of the Mining, Chemical and Energy Industries Union (IGBCE), Hannover
  • Since 2012 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of aid - Information Service for Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture, Bonn
  • Since 2011 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of iSuN - Institute for Sustainable Nutrition and Food Processing, Münster
  • Since 2014 Founding Member of BilRess - Network Education for Resource Conservation and Resource Efficiency

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