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Who we are and what we can do for you

About us

ConPolicy GmbH is a research and consulting firm founded in 2010. Its services are aimed at public institutions, organizations and companies which deal with consumer policy issues. The institute is directed by Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun.

In recent years, the institute has implemented research and advisory mandates for the German Federal Government, the European Commission, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, the GIZ (German International Cooperation), the German Council for Sustainable Development, the REWE Group and Unilever among many others (References / Customers).

What we offer

We support policymakers in executing effective consumer policy. ConPolicy also advises companies in how to comply with consumer policy requirements.

Together with our clients, we are committed to sustainable structures in consumer policy, effective consumer policy instruments and behavior-based policies in various consumer markets.

Our mission is to offer our clients independent advice, which is based on facts and evidence. In order to achieve this, we undertake scientifically-sound empirical and analytical studies and bring together relevant consumer policy stakeholders at our dialogue events. – We work in the national, European and international context.

Prof. Dr. Christian ThorunFounder and Managing Director

Prof. Dr. Christian Thorun is a recognized expert in consumer policy. He advises the German Federal Government and the European Commission, among others, on consumer issues. more

Dr. Jana DielsProject Manager Consumer Research

Dr. Jana Diels is an expert in the field of behavioral research. She is responsible for the implementation of empirical and analytical studies in the fields of behavioral economics and consumer policy. more

Dr. Sara Elisa KettnerProject Manager Consumer Research

Dr. Sara Elisa Kettner is project manager for consumer research and responsible for studies and projects in the area of consumer policy and behavioral economics. more

Dr. Max VetterProject Manager Consumer Research

Dr. Max Vetter works in projects focusing on consumer behavior and consumer policy and is also responsible for workshops and moderations. more

Dr. Julius RauberProject Manager Consumer Policy

Dr. Julius Rauber is project manager for consumer research at ConPolicy and responsible for projects in the areas of consumer behavior, consumer policy and sustainability. more

Dr. Viola MusterProject Manager Consumer Research

Dr. Viola Muster is project manager for consumer research and responsible for planning and implementing studies on consumer behavior, sustainable consumption and consumer policy. more

Our contribution to sustainability

At ConPolicy, we not only advise clients about best practices in corporate responsibility, we take responsibility for our impacts on society and the environment.

Environment

The direct CO2 emissions of ConPolicy are low. However, the CO2 emissions created by our energy use and business trips are minimized by:

  • use of green electricity that is not produced with coal or nuclear power
  • our website is hosted by a provider that uses green electricity
  • we dispense with flying as often as possible - if this should not be possible we compensate the CO2 emission of each mile
  • we only use environmentally-friendly paper in our communications
  • we use the “go green” service of Deutsche Post DHL to compensate CO2 emissions that relate to the dispatch of letters

Finance

We work with the GLS Bank, which has a corporate focus on social, environmental and cultural enterprises and projects.