Michael Kuhndt, Head of the Centre, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production
Michael Kuhndt studied chemical engineering and environmental management and policy in Germany, Sweden and the USA. He obtained an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University Dortmund, Germany, and an MSc in Environmental Management and Policy from Lund University, Sweden.
After gaining professional experience in the development and application of environmental and social information for management decisions at a German Bank and at Saturn, General Motors (USA), he worked for the European Commission for two years on linking environmental information demand and supply in industry and science. He was a senior consultant within the "Sustainable Production and Consumption Department" at the Wuppertal Institute and a permanent consultant at United Nations Environment Programme within the "Sustainable Consumption and Production" unit. He was the founding director of triple innova, one of the leading German innovation research centre.
Mr Kuhndt is a representative of the Working Group on ICT and Sustainable Development of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) and an International Advisory Member at the International Conference on EcoBalance in Tokyo.