DIRECTOR: R. ANDREAS KRAEMER

Active in sustainable development, environment policy, climate and energy policies for over 20 years, R. Andreas Kraemer has been Director of Ecologic Institute since its foundation in 1995. In April 2008, he became chairman of the Ecologic Institute in Washington DC - Ecologic’s newly incorporated presence.

Since 1993 he is also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Duke University, lecturing on European integration and environmental policy in the Duke in Berlin Program. Andreas is Co-Chairman of the advisory board of OekoWorld, setting criteria for global investment for a group of ethical and 'green' investment funds or mutual trusts, and of Oekom Research, a rating agency specialising in corporate and governmental or 'sovereign' debtors' ethics and sustainability. He also serves on the Boards of the Bellagio Forum for Sustainable Development and the French-Alsatian NGO Solidarité Eau Europe, and is a coordinator of the British German Environment Forum. He is also a board member of Oekom Verlag, a publishing house dedicated to sustainable development, based in Munich, Germany.

With a strong background in institutional analysis and capacity building in sustainable development, environmental policy and resource management, he now focuses on integrating environmental concerns into other policies, notably EU General Affairs and external relations, including trade, development, foreign affairs and security policy. He is particularly engaged in strengthening Transatlantic relations and cooperation on environment, climate and energy security

Andreas was awarded a fellowship by the Prince of Wales’ Business and the Environment Programme, and a scholarship by the Carl Duisberg Stiftung (now InWent).

Previous to the founding of Ecologic, Andreas worked for a range of policy institutes: Science Center Berlin (WZB), the Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung (IÖW) and the Research Unit Environmental Policy of the Free University of Berlin (FFU). From 1991 to its closure in 1995, he was Senior Fellow at the Bonn office of the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP).

R. Andreas Kraemer was born in Dortmund, Germany, and worked in the petrochemical industry before studying environmental engineering and sciences at Institute fuer Technischen Umweltschutz of the Technische Universität Berlin and the Université de Paris Diderot. He lives in Berlin with his wife and two daughters.     (back to board of directors)