Dr rer.nat. Dipl.-Geograph J. Daniel Dahm

Senior Advisor

JDD is Vice Director of the European Centre for Sustainability Research (ECS) at Zeppelin University and Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies IASS in Potsdam. Above this, JDD is Founder and Managing Director of United Sustainability Group, an investment and consultancy company emphasizing strategic impact investment for sustainable development.

Furthermore, he is Senior Advisor of the World Future Council, Member of the German Association Club of Rome, Member of the Federation of German Scientists VDW, Ambassador of the Association for the Promotion of the Economy for the Common Good (Gemeinwohl-Oekonomie), and Member of the Scientific Committee of Consorzio Costellazione Apulia. In the exhibition sector, he holds since 2010 the Chair of the Jury at Internorga Trade Fair at Hamburg Messe u. Congress HMC.

JDD (co-)founded several civil society organisations and enterprises and published more than 50 scientific articles and book contributions.  From 2001 until 2005 he worked as Research Director at the Institute of Consumer Economics of the University of Hohenheim, and from 1997 until 2004 Research Fellow at Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy.

2006 to 2007 he was appointed as Research Fellow for Science in Innovation at the Natural History Museum, London. 2008 he was honoured as Fellow for responsible leadership of BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt.

2005 he achieved international attention as Co-author of „Potsdam Manifesto 2005 & Potsdam Denkschrift“, official follow-up of the Russell-Einstein-Manifesto of 1955. 2000 he received the Schweisfurth Research Award for Ecological Economics by the Association for Ecological Economy (Vereinigung fuer Oekologische Oekonomie).