Daniel Weiß is a Head of Programme Green Economy at adelphi and Cluster Coordinator for Green Economy topics. He works toward cooperation between business, politics and society, because an economy that is successful ecologically and economically is a cross-sectorial task that can only be jointly tackled. In his projects, he combines scientific expertise with application-oriented policy advising in order to advance transformation strategies in politics and in companies through new types of cooperation.
For around ten years, Daniel has been leading national and international projects in the areas of sustainable management and sustainability policy. His main focus is sustainable supply chain management for businesses, as described in the federal government's National Action Plan Economy and Human Rights. Daniel Weiß is experienced in cooperating with federal ministries, companies and civil society actors. For several projects he has helped translating political developments into hands-on action recommendations for businesses.
In addition, Daniel is supporting the federal government in further developing the German Nachhaltigkeitsstrategie ("Sustainability Strategy") and in shaping Germany's social-economic transformation. In his research and advisory projects he examines questions like the decisive conditions for a transformation on different levels and in different areas such as mobility or resource conservation and analyses how industrial society can be decarbonised successfully.
Before working for adelphi, Daniel was, amongst other things, involved in the field of corporate strategy for the automobile manufacturer Daimler AG. He was a project assistant involved in comprising sustainability reports at the consulting firm Schlange & Co., a company specialising in corporate social responsibility.
Daniel completed a Master of Science in Sustainability Management (Environmental Consultancy and Project Management) at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom. Before that he studied political science, focussing on international relations, European integration, and policy analysis at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität in Kiel, Germany, and in Göteberg, Sweden. He also spent a semester abroad at the Georgia Institute of Technology, USA.