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TWINS | Conference Ruhr

Janpeter Beckmann

Janpeter Beckmann, Project Manager, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP), Wuppertal, Germany

"Public Procurement can be a major lever to implement sustainable solutions, mitigate climate change and achieve cost savings for the public hand at the same time. Measurement and monetisation of positive and negative sustainability impacts is key to create and communicate attractive business cases to decision makers and procurers."

Janpeter Beckmann was born in Osnabrück, Germany and studied economics focussing on foreign trade and developing countries as well as on resource economics. His main working fields as a project manager at the CSCP, which he joined in May 2015, are Sustainable Public Procurement and sustainability-related analyses and modelling. In this regard he works on the Handprint, a methodology to measure positive (and negative) sustainability impacts of products by using the SDGs as valuation parameters.

Prior to working with CSCP he worked at the nova-Insitute, dealing in particular with techno-economic evaluations in the realm of material use of renewable resources. In this context he focused on value chain analyses and market entry strategies as well as on market framework analyses and Green Premium.