Marius Hasenheit joined Ecologic Institute in 2014 as a Research Assistant and worked until 2019 as a Researcher in the areas of Green and Circular Economy, Bioeconomy, Digital Transformation, and Adaptation to Climate Change. In addition to his work at Ecologic Institute, he worked as a journalist and author. He is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Marius Hasenheit worked mainly for the German Environment Agency project "Sustainable Resource Use – Requirements for a Sustainable Bioeconomy from the Agenda 2030/ SDG Implementation" and "Scientific Coordination of Research Projects on a Sustainable Economy" (NaWiKo), which was funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
Prior to this, he worked on the Horizon 2020 projects "Measuring the IMPACTS of the Transition to the CIRCULAR Economy" (CIRCULAR IMPACTS) and "Promoting Stakeholder Engagement and Public Awareness for a Participative Governance of the European Bioeconomy" (BioSTEP). In the FP7 project "NETwork for GREEN Economy Indicators" (NETGREEN) he worked with indicators for a green economy. He has also worked on climate change adaptation measures in the ECONADAPT project and ecosystem services in the DESSIN and SHEBA projects.
During his master studies in Global Change Ecology at the University of Bayreuth (Germany), Marius Hasenheit worked for the consulting service provider seeconsult GmbH on the RP7 project CATALYST. Previously he studied BioGeoSciences at the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena (Germany) and in Granada (Spain). He wrote his bachelor thesis at the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry.
As a freelance journalist, Marius Hasenheit writes for various newspapers and online magazines such as the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Süddeutsche Zeitung, Wirtschaftswoche Green Economy and Freitag. He is also co-editor of the nationwide print medium transform Magazin. He continues to work as a freelance copywriter and communications consultant – primarily for civil society actors or companies in the sustainability sector. He incorporates project results into his communication work, while the project work benefits from his knowledge in public relations.