Coordinator and Network Representative, German Global Compact Network, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Berlin, Germany
Juergen Janssen works for the German agency for international cooperation, GIZ, as the coordinator of the German Global Compact Network, which brings together more than 300 business and non-business participants to promote the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact and spearhead the sustainability agenda in Germany. In 2013 he also became the local network representative of the Global Compact in Germany. Besides providing services to the network participants and coordinating a multitude of national and international initiatives, his current work focuses on the role of finance and innovation in promoting sustainability, sustainability reporting as well as on sustainable business and management models that actively endorse diversity. Janssen has a background in research and strategy consulting for various industries in Europe and Asia. He holds a degree in agricultural economics. For his Ph.D. he specialized in international marketing and image research. He lives with his wife and two children in Berlin.