Johanna Katharina Doerpinghaus

Johanna Doerpinghaus works as an Analyst at adelphi in the fields of Circular Economy and Sustainable Consumption. She is involved in projects that facilitate the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 12 (sustainable Consumption and Production) of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This includes implementing principles of the circular economy along value chains in various sectors, as well as the conceptualization and realization of strategies to enable more sustainable consumption habits. Her main focus in the field of Circular Economy lies in the garment and textile industry. In the field of Sustainable Consumption, she supports different international projects, especially in the field of consumer information at the interface of biodiversity and digitization as well as in the field of social innovations in the energy sector and the question how these can be strengthened by political structures at the European and the national level.

Before working at adelphi, Johanna gained practical experience in international cooperation, strategy consulting, supply chain management, and research. At the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) she was responsible for the development of several thematic blocks in the area of consumer information and ecolabelling for use in webinars and reports. Moreover, she supported the development of a report on sustainability and circularity in textile value chains. At McKinsey, she was in charge of analysing procurement data and developing an automated Excel tool. In Shanghai, China, she developed an Excel tool to rate suppliers for the Chinese subsidiary of C&A and analysed the efficiency of internal communication paths.

Johanna completed the French-German double-degree Master in Management at the University of Mannheim in Germany and ESSEC Business School in France. At the University of Mannheim, she focused on courses in operations management and wrote her master thesis on circular economy (“Multidimensional Value Creation in Circular Economy Supply Chains”). At ESSEC Business School, she specialized in Social Entrepreneurship (“Entrepreneuriat Social”) and dealt with the question how approaches to solving social and societal problems can be reconciled with economic interests. Before that, she finished a bachelor in International Business at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics, in the Netherlands and the University of Victoria in Canada. 

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