Think tank

Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung

Institute for Ecological Economy Research ‒ IOW

Berlin, Germany

The Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IOW) 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 IOW 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. The IOW excels in its research projects through trans-disciplinary and practical work. Research design and methods are individually tailored to each project. The IOW team of scientists consists of economists and sociologists, engineers and natural scientists. The Institute conducts around 40 research projects per year for sponsors and clients from various sectors of society, such as public institutions, companies, associations and foundations. As an independent institute, the IOW receives no basic public funding and finances itself exclusively from third-party funds for research projects. In addition to its main office in Berlin, the IOW has an office in Heidelberg.

Contact details

Website:
http://www.ioew.de/en/

Address:
Potsdamer Str. 105, 10785 Berlin, Germany

Country:
Germany

Sub-region:
Western Europe

Areas of focus

Organisation details

Business model
Non-profit
Institutional affiliations
Independent
Year founded
1985
Age (years)
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
 36
Germany average
 37
Global average
 31
Leadership
Leader(s) (2019): Thomas Korbun and Marion Wiegand
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2018): Thomas Korbun, Marion Wiegand
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Leader(s) (2017): Thomas Korbun, Marion Wiegand
Leader gender: Both male and female (more than one person)
Staff size
2019
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
 93
Germany average
 76
Global average
 120
% Female staff
2019
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
54% 
Germany average
47% 
Global average
42% 
% Female researchers
2019
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
51% 
Germany average
41% 
Global average
34% 

Social

Twitter
Followers (2019)
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
 4,720
Germany average
 7,866
Global average
 15,113
Followers (2019)
Institut für ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung
 514
Germany average
 2,640
Global average
 6,912

Data notes

Last updated: 29/02/2020
Rating of data accuracy (find out more): Authenticated
Data sources consulted: Organisation´s website, Think tank list
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