Ann-Cathrin Jöst

MSc Sustainability Sciences & Policy


There are different factors that contribute to well-being for people and our planet. Most of these factors relate to our basic needs being fullfilled and other factors relate to what we need or desire as society to thrive.

My expertise is to analyse and understand complex socio-economic systems and to identify solutions that are benefical to people, planet and the economy. These are not mutually exclusive, they are part of each other.

Originally from Germany, I combined studies in the Netherlands with internship and work exepriences in Bosnia and Herzegovnia, California, Cambodia, China and Indonesia. Enjoy music, cats, coffee, sports and occassionally netflix.


MSc Sustainability Sciences and Policy, 2018-2019, Major: Innovation Studies
Maastricht University
Maastricht, NL

BBA Global Project & Change Management, 2012- 2016, Major: Sustainable Development
Windesheim Honours College
Zwolle, NL


Available for small side collaborations. If you want to chat about sustainability, innovation, bamboo, and related subjects, please feel free to connect! Other related subjects of course too.

A few experiences

Research Associate, Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Focus: Sustainable Business Models in the Leather and Mobility Industry
Since May, 2020

Trainee, EU Delegation to Indonesia, Brunei & ASEAN, Indonesia

Focus: Circular Economy, Climate Change, Palm Oil, Timber Trade
September, 2019-February 2020

Consultant, All Indian Plastic Association, Online

Focus: Development of two webinar series on “Linking Sustainable Development to the Circular Economy”

August 2020-December 2020