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My focus is on consumption and production patterns and the impacts throughout the life cycle, in economic, social and environmental metrics.
The focus of my work is on sustainable public procurement (SPP).
Related to this are certification systems, standards and labels; supply chains and circular economy.
While these mechanisms and principles apply to most product groups, I have particular knowledge of construction, textiles, information- and communication technology, food and timber.
I am passionate about the impact of purchasing decisions, both for indivdual consumers and procurers. What if we thought about these decisions a little bit more. About whether the product we have chosen is made by people working in good conditions earning a fair wage, about whether the product could be made in a more innovative or efficient way, or about what kind of impact its production has on the environment.
At the European Secretariat of ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability I worked on the sustainable procurement team for five years where I discovered my passion and talent for training. I worked on projects on verification of social criteria in the supply chain (LANDMARK) and sustainable construction and innovation (SCI-Network).
Gastvortrag zu Kreislaufwirtschaft für Nachhaltigkeitsexperten und interessierte Öffentlichkeit.
Vortrag zu nachhaltiger Beschaffung und Innovation im Baubereich bei Dialog Finanzen und Umwelt: Internationales Seminar über nachhaltige Ausgaben und Energieeffizienz, Brasilia
Gastvortrag Umweltstandards & Labels im “Environmental Studies of Europe” Sommer Programm für Studierende aus den USA.
Workshop auf dem Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Summit