The United Nations University (UNU) announced today that Prof. Edeltraud Guenther has been appointed as the next Director of the Dresden-based UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), effective 1 September 2018.
Launched in 2012, UNU-FLORES develops strategies to promote the sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources such as water, soil, and waste.
Prof. Guenther brings nearly 30 years of research and teaching experience to her new position. As Chair of Environmental Management and Accounting, Faculty of Business and Economics, at Technical University (TU) of Dresden, she has taught classes in environmental management, environmental accounting, and sustainability management, and conducted research on environmental and sustainability performance, obstacle and risk analysis, and sustainable, and value-based management.
She is founder and head of PRISMA – Centre for Sustainability Assessment and Policy at TU Dresden. Her other roles at TU Dresden have included Vice Dean of the Faculty of Business and Economics, Member of the Senate, and Chairperson of the Environment Commission.
Prior to joining TU Dresden, Prof. Guenther was a research assistant and project leader at the Bavarian Institute of Applied Environmental Research and Technology GmbH. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Virginia (USA), Kobe University (Japan), and at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Prof. Guenther serves on multiple journal editorial boards and academic working groups, and has published numerous books, peer-reviewed book chapters, and academic articles. She holds a PhD in Environmental Management Control Systems from the University of Augsburg (Germany).
For more, see today’s press release.