Ecornet

Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW)

The IÖW is a leading scientific institute in the field of practice-oriented sustainability research. It devises strategies and approaches for viable, long-term economic activity – for an economy which enables a good life and preserves natural resources. For over 25 years, scientists at the IÖW have been tackling the challenges of sustainable development and seeking new, often unconventional answers to today’s questions about tomorrow. Questions about sustainable corporate management, climate-friendly energy systems, new technologies, sustainable consumption or environmental policy and governance.

  • Locations: Berlin and Heidelberg
  • Founding: 1985
  • Staff: 40 employees
  • Expertise: Sustainable Corporate Management, Environmental Policy & Governance, Climate and Energy, Products and Consumption, Water and Land Management, Innovation and Technology, Environmental Services, Evaluation and Assessment, Participation and Communication
  • Scientific Director: Thomas Korbun
  • Administrative Director: Marion Wiegand