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Laurin Wuennenberg

Researcher, Innovation

Laurin Wuennenberg is a researcher with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program whose work focuses on sustainable public procurement, innovation, decarbonization of industries and financing of sustainable infrastructure.

Based in Geneva, Laurin has engaged in research and capacity-building projects in Europe, South Africa, South Asia and China for diverse clients. Laurin conducts policy-level analysis and in-depth research, contributes to quantitative research for demonstrating the business case of sustainable infrastructure projects assessments and develops the respective communication materials. Moreover, he provides Second Opinions for green bond and sustainability bond frameworks within the Expert Network on Second Opinions (ENSO).

Before joining IISD, Laurin conducted research during his post-graduate studies on public procurement approaches and the uptake of innovative business models for the provision of lighting solutions to Swedish municipalities. His previous work experience covers a range of consulting and research projects in academic environments, the private sector and international organizations, including work in India for the German Development Agency (GIZ) and Adelphi.



  • Education

    Master of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy & Management: Central European University, Hungary, and Lund University, Sweden

    Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics: Witten/Herdecke University, Germany

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