Matthias Schulz

Basic

Freelancer/Self-employed, Sustainability Consultant, Schulz Sustainability Consulting

Stuttgart, Germany

Skills

critical review of LCA / Ökobilanzen
Product Sustainability Consulting
Workshops and Training on Product Sustainability
Experience in sustainability management and assessment
e.g. life cycle assessment (LCA)
carbon footprinting
application of sustainable decision frameworks
Lecturing in life cycle management sustainable water management
eco-labels
carbon and water footprinting; project management skills
the development of streamlined LCA tools; Further consulting experience in performance management systems
management by objectives
remuneration strategy and variable remuneration;
communication and report writing skills

Timeline

Professional experience for Matthias Schulz

  • Current 6 years and 1 month, since Sep 2015

    Sustainability Consultant

    Schulz Sustainability Consulting

    - Product sustainability consulting, training and workshops; - Critical reviews of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA), Carbon Footprints and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD).

  • Current 6 years and 1 month, since Sep 2015

    Business Development Manager

    Björnsen Beratende Ingenieure GmbH

    - Support in the set-up of a BCE subsidiary in Leonberg; - Project development in the areas of material flow analysis for waste management processes.

  • 3 years and 7 months, Jan 2012 - Jul 2015

    Product Line Manager Product Sustainability

    DEKRA Assurance Services GmbH

    - Management of product sustainability consulting projects; - Critical review of life cycle assessments (LCA; e.g. ISO 14040/44), Carbon Footprints (e.g. Greenhouse Gas Protocol) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPD; e.g. ISO 14025, DIN EN 15804); - Execution of market and benchmark analyses; - Delivery of workshops, training and lectures on the topics of sustainability definitions and concepts, makro-economic context, sustainable decision frameworks, LCA and Eco-labels.

  • 2 months, Jul 2011 - Aug 2011

    Guest lecturer

    King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

    Invited to teach a summer class in sustainability principles and assessment methods to post graduate students

  • 1 year and 5 months, Jan 2010 - May 2011

    Manager Sustainability Assessment Program

    University of New South Wales

    - Led consultancy projects and conducted research in sustainability assessment and life cycle management for the resources, manufacturing and food industries - Lectured in sustainable water management, life cycle management, eco-labels, carbon footprinting - Delivered Carbon and Water Footprint Workshops - Retail sales manager for GaBi 4 software in Australia - Development of streamlined life cycle assessment calculators - Appointed to Committee of Management of the Australien LCA Society

  • 2 years and 9 months, Apr 2007 - Dec 2009

    Research Associate

    University of New South Wales

    Consulting and research in the areas of sustainability assessment, in particular LCA, carbon footprinting, life cycle costing, sustainable decision making, etc.

  • 10 months, Jul 2006 - Apr 2007

    Remuneration Specialist

    BT Financial Group / Westpac

    Management of the 2006 Remuneration Review Process for all BT employees Redesign of the BT Financial Group's Reward Strategy

  • 2 years and 6 months, Aug 2003 - Jan 2006

    Remuneration Consultant

    Klaus Lurse Personal + Management AG

    Consultant specialising in Remuneration Strategy, Variable Remuneration and Management by Objectives and their application on a project basis within large and medium-sized organisations.

  • 1 year and 5 months, Aug 2004 - Dec 2005

    Director

    Living Bamboo

    - Import, marketing and sale of Phillipine bamboo furniture; set up a company to market and sell a new product, thereby supporting a community in the developing world

  • 7 months, Mar 2002 - Sep 2002

    Development Project

    Tanzania-Wir helfen!

    Single-handed planning, fundraising (~€ 4.000) and completion of a development project in Arusha (Tanzania) Construction of a solar water heating system for an orphanage.

  • 4 months, Aug 2001 - Nov 2001

    Intern Organic Farming Project

    Eco Project Ltd - Trinidad&Tobago

    Internship at Eco Project Ltd in Tobago (Trinidad & Tobago) Planning and marketing for an ecological initiative (growth and local marketing of organic produce). Selection of new interns.

  • 4 months, Jul 2000 - Oct 2000

    Intern Audi Marketing

    Volkswagen de México

    Internship at Audi (Marketing department), Volkswagen de México Design and roll-out of merchandise boutique for Audi Centres, organisation of golf tournaments, contact for Audi Centres, translations.

Educational background for Matthias Schulz

  • 5 years and 8 months, Oct 1997 - May 2003

    Economics

    Universität Hannover, Universidad Alcalá de Henares

    Marketing, Human Resources, Environment Economics, Systems Management, Environment Politics

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Intermediate

  • French

    Basic

Wants

contacts in sustainability management/consulting
life cycle assessments (Oekobilanzen)
carbon/water footprinting
life cycle management
life cycle costing
sustainable decision making
lecturing in the above topics
communities open to innovative waste management options

Interests

learning more about sustainable living
having good discussions with people
having family time
playing the didgeridoo
travelling
cooking
mountain-biking
diving
skiing
soccer
bamboo furniture
development projects
...

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