Carolin Grüning is an Analyst in the field of Green Economy. Her work concerns the implementation of human rights due diligence by global companies along their supply and value chains. Carolin also oversees projects for the European Commission on the topics of corporate sustainability management and environmental labels.
Prior to her activity in the field of Green Economy, she worked as a project assistant in Sustainable Consumption and Production at adelphi. In that role, Carolin dealt mainly with questions of sustainable public procurement and systematic SDG monitoring. She also provided support for other projects in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and sustainable consumption patterns.
Before joining adelphi, Carolin acquired experience in strategic communications consulting at Johanssen + Kretschmer and, among other things, took part in a communications project on corporate due diligence in global supply chains for a federal ministry. In the Asia Regional Office of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung in Singapore, she took part in the “Core Labour Standards Plus” project and was involved in organising conferences with regional workers' organisations.
Carolin completed her master's degree in political science at Freie Universität Berlin and National Taiwan University, Taipei. Her thesis explored German development cooperation projects on social sustainability in the textile sector in Bangladesh. During her studies, Carolin dealt with the role of China in the international climate negotiations, the environmental impact of the Belt and Road Initiative and issues of poverty and work. During her undergrad, she studied political science and Chinese studies, completing a joint bachelor's degree at the University of Münster. Carolin was also able to apply her regional knowledge of China in practice while working at the Mercator Institute for China Studies (MERICS).