Environmental Law & Governance

Christoph Brunn

Deputy Head of Division

Special Expertise

Main research areas: Governance & Public Policy, Mechanisms of political control

Research Topics:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Sustainability Criteria for products/services and companies
  • Sustainable Consumption (esp. Energy efficiency of buildings)
  • Policy advice

Key Projects

  • PROSA Telecommunication products - Development of criteria for the assessment of the Deutsche Telekom's products and services
  • Development of criteria and evaluation systems for sustainability assessments of CSR and sustainable product portfolios for consumer organisations (Verbraucher-Initiative e.V.)
  • European Policies to Promote Sustainable Consumption Patterns
    (EU-POPP, www.eupopp.net)
  • IMPACT – Impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility - www.csr-impact.eu)

Professional Training and Career

  • Since 01/2010: Research fellow at the Öko-Institut, Office Darmstadt, Environmental Law & Governance Division
  • 2009: Master-Thesis in cooperation with BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Title: „Political Control and the promotion of new technologies – How could the promotion of building insulation and photovoltaic’s be improved in Germany? “
  • 2009: Internship at Capgemini Deutschland GmbH, Berlin, Public Services Division
  • 2008: Studies at the Latvijas Universitate (Riga, Latvia)
  • 2008: Internship at the Öko-Institut, Darmstadt, Environmental Law & Governance Division
  • 2008: Participation in the „UN Global Compact COP Review Project“ at the TU Darmstadt – Analysing the CSR-Reporting of the Deutsche Telekom AG
  • 2007 – 2009: Master degree in „Governance & Public Policy“ at the TU Darmstadt, Focus of the minor field of study: Environmental sciences
  • 2004 – 2007: Studies in political science at the University of Mannheim

Language Skills

English, (German: Mother tongue)


Christoph Brunn