Verena is working as research fellow at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment, Energy, where she is currently responsible for the “System Innovation Lab – Shaping Europe’s Energy Future”. In addition, she is doing her PhD on the Role of Sustainability Narratives for the Transformation of Companies.
With a BA in Corporate Management and Economics, an MSc in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science and the training in Design Thinking, Verena’s mission is set: Pushing innovation for a more sustainable way of living and doing business and inspire as many people as possible along the way. Her way of reaching that objective is by combining her work in research with the coaching activities in Design Thinking.
Whenever Verena is currently not viewing the environment through the research lens, she likes to be in the midst of it – be it hiking, cycling or through other outdoor activities. Besides that, you might quite likely catch her talking about Sweden, Iceland, Texel, good food, documentaries, the Rheinland, the benefits of sparkling water and dogs.