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.
I have an insight into all this and more, and I want to share it with you, bring together my professional experience and my personal approach to consumption.
Here is an excerpt of a presentation I did in May 2016:
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) , as well organizing events and coordinating newsletters and other publications.
Since then my need to explore the sector and its potential has taken me to Brazil, Belgium, Berlin and a number of other places on the way.
Find out more about my previous experience here:www.sustainabilty-training.org/references.
I am a native English and German speaker, fluent French and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian as well as understanding of Spanish.
- Procuring Innovative and Sustainable Construction – European Public Authority
Edited (with Simon Clement), produced within the LMI-funded project “SCI Network”
- Kommunen haben viel Gewicht-ICLEI treibt lokale Nachhaltigkeit voran
Local authorities have a lot of weight-ICLEI is driving local sustainability),
in: „Cebra – Zeitschrift für effiziente Beschaffung rund um Büro und
- Decentralisation and sustainable development – an enabling relationship? A
look at policy and practice in Indonesia and the Philippines
(with Antonia Staats) presented at “Decentralization and Democratization in
Southeast Asia”, Freiburg, Germany
- Städte und Gemeinden des Südens vernetzen sich für mehr Nachhaltigkeit
(Local governments of the South are networking for sustainability), in: