Laurin Wuennenberg is a researcher with IISD’s Economic Law and Policy Program. His 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. He contributes to applying the Sustainable Asset Valuation (SAVi) tool to a wide range of infrastructure projects by engaging with clients, collecting data, and developing outreach and communications materials.
Laurin also applies his sustainability and infrastructure finance expertise within the Expert Network on Second Opinions (ENSO). He provides second opinions on institutions’ and companies’ green bond and sustainability bond frameworks.
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. 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.
- Leveraging the Power of the Public Purse: Using public procurement of low-carbon innovation for sustainable infrastructure recommendations to the European Commission and EU member statesi24c and International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) publish recommendations for the European Commission and member state authorities on how to better leverage the power of the public purse to drive demand of low-carbon innovation in sustainable infrastructure.