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Magnus Bengtsson

Policy Lead, Hot or Cool Institute gGmbH

Magnus has over twenty years of experience as a policy researcher and consultant advising international organisations and governments on sustainable consumption and production and circular economy. He works as policy lead at Berlin-based non-profit Hot or Cool Institute and as an independent consultant. Magnus is also a lecturer at Toyo University in Tokyo, where he is based, and a sustainability advisor to Japanese corporations as principal researcher at non-profit NELIS. Between 2007 and 2017, he worked for the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), where he built up and led the sustainable consumption and production area. Before joining IGES, he held a post-doc position at the University of Tokyo. In addition to a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis from Chalmers University of Technology in his native Sweden, Magnus also holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and Management, and in History.

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