Alexandra Skinner is a Project Manager at adelphi working in the areas of environmental and sustainability management, corporate responsibility, and sustainable business. Her responsibilities include developing, analysing and evaluating strategies and measures for encouraging the spread of environmental management instruments and transparency in both public and private organisations.
Alexandra is experienced in coordinating climate policy projects for public contractors including the European Commission. She has particularly gained project experience in Europe, South Asia, and North America in the course of her research and consulting activities. Alongside sound knowledge and skills in policy analysis and evaluation, Alexandra possesses wide-ranging experience in the development of communications products and methods for effectively promoting environmental management instruments.
Alexandra currently co-leads the management of the European EMAS Helpdesk, a contact point for promoting European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS) uptake among a wide range of stakeholders throughout Europe. The Helpdesk’s goal is to encourage a Europe-wide dialogue with target groups and to educate them on the compatibility between ecological and economic goals. Alexandra additionally contributes to various projects related to EMAS and on corporate social responsibility (CSR) as part of her role at adelphi.
Before joining adelphi, Alexandra was employed on several projects at the Environmental Policy Research Centre at the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Among other tasks, she expanded her research experience in the area of climate and energy policy analysis, with a particular focus on climate policy instruments on the subnational state level in Germany, the United States, and India. She also gained experience in project administration and management while assisting in setting up the Indian-European Multi-Level Climate Governance Research Network (IECGN) and in designing a new master’s program. These projects allowed her to deepen her project management skills.
Alexandra holds a master’s degree in Public and Private Environmental Management from the Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, with a specialisation in comparative energy and climate policy. Prior to that, she obtained a B.A. in International Studies with honours from Johns Hopkins University, USA, where she was a recipient of a Bloomberg Scholarship and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She also studied at the Corvinus University Budapest, Hungary, and the Université de Haute Bretagne (Rennes II) in France during exchange semesters.