Head of Institute
a. Prof. Dr. André Martinuzzi
andre.martinuzzi (at) wu.ac.at
Evaluation, CSR, Sustainable Development, Knowledge Brokerage
André Martinuzzi has more than 20 years of experience in coordination and leading EU-wide research projects for the European Commission, as well as for international organizations and ministries. He is an expert in the fields of evaluation research, CSR, sustainable development, and knowledge brokerage. As a member of the European Evaluation society, he leads the working group "Evaluating Sustainable Development" and coordinated many conferences in the frame of the "EASY-ECO – Evaluation of Sustainability" Programms. André is also a member of the CEMS faculty group "Business and the Environment" and of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB).
Noé Barriere, M.Sc.
+43 1 31336 – 6016
Sustainability in Global Supply Chains, Responsible Sourcing of Minerals
Noé Barriere is currently working on the “RE-SOURCING” project funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme. The project focuses on the responsible sourcing of minerals and sustainability in global mineral supply chains. He studied “Politics, Philosophy and Economics” at the Royal Holloway University of London, where he became passionate about European sustainability policies. Afterwards he completed his Master in “Environment, Politics and Society” at the University College London (UCL). The focus of his dissertation was on the influence of corporate interests in the decision-making process of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) concerning emission reduction strategies.
Mag. Andreas Endl
andreas.endl (at) wu.ac.at
Sustainable Consumption and Production, Minerals Policy, Governance
Andreas Endl's research topics include sustainable consumption and production, as well as good governance and commodity policy. During his studies at the University of Vienna (AT) and at the Free University of Brussels (BE) in human ecology, he has increasingly dealt with approaches to human-environment relations. In particular, his expertise lies in in the fields of environmental and ecosystem science (e.g., climatology, soil and water cycles) and social science disciplines (e.g., political science theories of social governance in the field of environment and sustainable development). Through his many years of work in EU-funded research projects, such as COBALT, MIN-GUIDE, and Minland, he has gained extensive experience in policy analysis in the resource sector and the design of workshop-based stakeholder and peer-learning processes.
Constanze Fetting, M.Sc.
constanze.fetting (at) wu.ac.at
Sustainable Development Policy, Responsible Sourcing and Mining
Constanze Fetting is currently working on sustainable development policy as well as responsible sourcing of minerals and responsible mining. For the European Sustainable Development Network, she is responsible for writing the biannual reports and policy briefs. She studied Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick where she focused on political economy and migration. After gaining work experience in France and Lebanon, she recently completed her Master degree in Socio-ecological economics and policy at WU Vienna. Her Master thesis focused on ways to combat energy poverty in Vienna.
Florian Findler, Ph.D.
florian.findler (at) wu.ac.at
Corporate Sustainability, Sustainability in Higher Education
Florian Findler is postdoctoral researcher and project manager at the Institute for Managing Sustainability. His research focus is on corporate sustainability, responsible research and innovation, sustainability reporting, and sustainability in higher education. In particular, he is concerned with developing managerial frameworks to assess organizational impacts on sustainable development and manage innovations responsibly. Besides this, Florian teaches in the bachelor’s program “Business, Economics and Social Sciences” and in the master program “Management”. He studied management at the Universities of Marburg (DE), Hohenheim (DE), and the BI Norwegian Business School in Oslo (NO) and holds a PhD in Economic and Social Sciences from Vienna University of Economics and Business. He also worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Marketing & Business Development at the University of Hohenheim, as a freelancer in the Internet industry, and gained experience in international sales in the automotive industry. Before his studies, he was employed in the IT sector. Florian is member of the “Academy of Management” (AOM) and is particularly active in the “Social Issues in Management” (SIM) division.
Anja Grüll, M.Sc.
Tel.: +43-1-31336- 5714
Circular Economy, Social Network Analysis
Anja Grüll has specialized in research and teaching on circular economy. As part of her dissertation, she analyzes the cooperation relationships between universities, companies and NGOs, which have emerged from EU funding programs. At the Vienna University of Economics and Business, she is active in the course “Sustainable Economics II” and supervises bachelor theses. As a scientific research assistant, she co-develop workshop moderation tools for blind and visually impaired people for the EU project www.LIVING-INNOVATION.net. She has further created the graphic design of 10 high-end videos for the project. Anja is a member of the “Academy of Management” (AOM) and is particularly active in the “Organizations and the Natural Environment” (ONE) division.
Anja completed her bachelor's degree in socio-economics at WU and subsequently passed her master's degree in management with distinction. Anja was on two semesters abroad, one at the Guangha School of Management in Beijing, China, where she was awarded the "Certificate of Excellence in Innovation and Strategy" and the other one at Tilburg University in the Netherlands.
Dr. Alexander Graf
responsible sourcing of raw materials and responsible research & innovation
Alexander Graf is project manager and research fellow in the fields of responsible sourcing of raw materials and responsible research & innovation. He currently coordinates the Horizon 2020 project RE-SOURCING that addresses major challenges of responsible mineral supply along global value chains. His activities are centred around multi-stakeholder engagement and knowledge exchange for setting international sustainability agendas. Alexander completed his graduate studies (Magister) in philosophy at University of Vienna (Austria) and holds a PhD in Transcultural Studies from Heidelberg University (Germany). Combining professional expertise in academia and the international development sector, he also worked on small- to large-scale international consulting projects with NGOs, business alliances and various UN entities in areas such as strategic planning as well as monitoring & evaluation.
Mag. Markus Hametner
markus.hametner (at) wu.ac.at
Monitoring and Evaluation, Sustainability Indicators
Markus Hametner's research focuses on monitoring and evaluating sustainable development and sustainability indicators. As research area leader, Markus has many years of experience with EU-funded projects from the European Commission and works mainly on indicators for sustainable development. For example, he is currently looking at the EU sustainability indicators and looking at the implementation status of the Europe 2020 strategy. Markus studied ecology at the University of Vienna (AT) and specialized in environmental economics and management as part of the interdisciplinary study program at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (AT).
Mariia Kostetckaia, M.A.
mariia.kostetckaia (at) wu.ac.at
Monitoring Sustainable Development
Mariia Kostetckaia specialises in Sustainable Development Monitoring. She compiles Eurostat monitoring reports on sustainable development as well as reports on the implementation status of the Europe 2020 strategy. Mariia studied International Relations at the Saint Petersburg State University (RU) and recently obtained an international interdisciplinary Master degree in Global Studies from the University of Leipzig (DE) and the University of Vienna (AT), where she focused on international law and human rights.
Eric Thomas Mulholland, M.Sc.
eric.thomas.mulholland (at) wu.ac.at
Governance for Sustainable Development
Eric Mulholland deals with various governance issues related to sustainability. He is responsible for writing the Quarterly Reports of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN), as well as for the organization of conferences and workshops within the ESDN. Eric is currently responsible for the coordination of the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW). He completed his Master of Science in Sustainable Development, Management and Policy at the MODUL University Vienna. He specialized in governance for sustainable development and wrote his Master's thesis on effective participatory governance in smart cities and smart city initiatives, using Vienna and Seestadt Aspern as a case study.
Dr. Doris Schober
doris.schober (at) wu.ac.at
Nonprofit organizations, personnel and volunteer management
Doris Schober expertise is characterized by many years of experience in evaluations and impact measurements as well as numerous research projects in the field of NPO. In her studies of business administration at WU Vienna, she focused on marketing, business informatics and ecology and society. She wrote her dissertation on the subject of personnel management, job satisfaction and motivation in care and nursing organizations. As a certified Resilience Coach she also deals in particular with burdens, conflicts, crises, job satisfaction and motivation in organizations. In addition, she is the managing director of the NPO Institute, an association that wants to pass on knowledge practical and relevant to NPOs as a bridge between research and practice.
angelo.spoerk (at) wu.ac.at
Storytelling, Video Production
Angelo Spörk focuses on storytelling as part of the communication of the Living Innovation project. He has specialised in communication of complex scientific knowledge. In the Institute, he is involved in the recording and production of videos. Angelo previously worked as a radio presenter, editor and programme designer in Austria and Germany for more than 5 years. He also worked in the creative department of a Vienna-based FinTech startup. He is currently studying business law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business.
Patricia Urban, M.Sc.
patricia.urban (at) wu.ac.at
Monitoring Sustainable Development
Patricia Urban specializes in monitoring sustainable development. She works on Eurostat monitoring reports on the implementation of the Europe 2020 Strategy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Patricia studied Social Anthropology as well as Journalism Studies at the University of Vienna and obtained her Master’s degree in Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics and Business. For her thesis, she investigated climate risks in EU food supply chains.