The CSCP (Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production) is an international, non-profit think and do tank. Together with companies, political organisations and civil society actors, the CSCP pursues its mission to mainstream sustainability towards enabling the good life for all.

The focus of the Centre is on enabling sustainable consumption and production patterns. With its collaborative approach, the CSCP accelerates change based on the special expertise of the Centre in the following areas: Lifestyles & Behaviour, Infrastructure, Products & Services, Business & Entrepreneurship and Policy. Within these areas, we work as a think and do tank, specialising in collaborating with diverse organisations around the globe and across sectors. Together we work on the vision of a good life by identifying, developing and scaling transformative solutions. Contact the CSCP team here:

Charis Hoffmann

Charis is a project manager in the Sustainable Lifestyles Team at the CSCP, where she supports behavior change approaches to sustainability, based in Wuppertal, Germany. In the PSLifestyle project, she is leading the large-scale deployment of the Lifestyle Test in Germany, enabling people to understand and adapt their lifestyle towards sustainability. She has a background in sustainability psychology, deep-psychological market research and public policy, and has done research on psychological barriers people experience when transitioning to sustainable lifestyles, and the mechanisms through which these can be overcome. 

Relana Lutz

Relana, student assistant in the Sustainable Lifestyles Team at CSCP in Wuppertal, actively supports the PSLifestyle project. In her role as a creative designer for the PSLifestyle Tool in social media marketing, she promotes a positive sustainability image and inspires effective small changes. Relana's personal lifestyle transformation motivates her to raise awareness for mindful environmental practices and encourage others to embrace sustainable changes.

Through her studies in political science and sociology, she has specialized in the Climate-Conflict Nexus and actively engages in critically examining postmodern societal structures. Researching at the intersection of individual behavior and societal structures, Relana emphasizes the pivotal role of individual changes for a more sustainable future. Her critical examination of societal injustices on both political and individual levels fuels her commitment to drive significant changes in society through PSLifestyle.

Arlind Xhelili 

Arlind is a Prince2 Practitioner accredited project manager with a proven record of acquiring and executing complex projects as well as multi-stakeholder collaboration and advising. Arlind is an expert on sustainability management with a focus on consumers and their behaviours. He is an endorser of participatory strategic planning as a means towards developing products, services and initiatives that are innovative, beneficial and inclusive of all stakeholders. In the PSLifestyle project, Arlind coordinates the delivery of the project’s living labs in its 8 pilot countries; the large-scale deployment of the PSL tool and engagement with key stakeholders in Germany; as well as maintains the interface between the CSCP and the rest of the PSLifestyle project team. Arlind holds a master degree in Ethics, Economics, Law and Politics at the Ruhr University Bochum, Germany.

Rosa Strube

Rosa is the Head of Sustainable Lifestyles at the CSCP, and acts as the project director for the PSLifestyle project at the CSCP level. In her role, she supports the process of strategic positioning of the PSL tool as a means to change people’s behaviour as well as to provide real life data on sustainability challenges to decision makers. She also oversees the process and execution of the German living labs and the integration of the feedback and inputs received as part of the process into the PSL tool. In addition, she co-coordinates the large-scale deployment of the PSL tool and engagement with key stakeholders in Germany. Rosa holds an MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and an MA in Policy, International Law and History from the University of Bonn.

Alexandra Kessler

Alexandra is a project manager and researcher in the Sustainable Lifestyles team at the CSCP, based in Wuppertal, Germany. Her focus is on the role of citizens and civil society in shaping sustainable cities as well as production and consumption structures. In her work she is keen to connect the individual and systemic level of society for a holistic perspective on change towards sustainability. For the PSLifestyle project she brings in her expertise in citizen engagement formats and co-creation with civil society, especially contributing to the implementation of the project’s living labs. Alexandra has a background in social sciences and holds a MA in International Politics and Development Studies from the University of Duisburg-Essen.

Rosalyn Old 

Rosalyn is a project manager in the Sustainable Lifestyles team at the CSCP, where she works on capacity building related to behaviour change, the design and implementation of multi-stakeholder engagement processes and research on various topics. In the PSLifestyle project she leads research on citizen science initiatives, training for Living Lab implementation and the monitoring and evaluation of the project’s living labs. Her background is in sustainable development and social innovation research, from behaviour change for energy efficiency and sustainable mobility in urban developments, to projects on digitalisation, participatory democracy, community ownership, civil society engagement and data commons. Rosalyn completed her BA and PhD in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge.

European Union

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101037342.