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Mary Jean Bürer
Project Manager , Vaud
Yverdon-les-Bains and Geneva, Switzerland
20 years of experience in climate change and energy sector; specific experience in business model innovation in the energy sector, design thinking and the energy transition
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
2018-2019: HEIG-VD: Project Manager, Senior Researcher at the School of Management at HEIG-VD (part of the HES-SO - the Applied Sciences University of Western Switzerland)

2014-2018: EPFL: Senior Research Fellow, College of Management of Technology

2009-2014: WMO: Programme Officer at the IPCC Secretariat, filled post in Jan 2010

2008-2009: Research Fellow (Post-doc), College of Management of Technology, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne (Switzerland)

2007-2008: Programme Manager, Investor Network on Climate Risk (INCR) at Ceres, Boston, Mass. (USA)

2005-2007: Ph.D. Student and Research Associate, Institute for Economy and the Environment, University of St. Gallen, St. Gallen (Switzerland), and Visiting Scholar, College of Management of Technology, EPFL, Lausanne (Switzerland)

2004- mid 2006: Consultant (part-time), IPCC Secretariat, Geneva (Switzerland)

2004-2005: Research Officer (part-time), Environmental Policy and Management Group, Imperial College, London (UK)

2003–2004: Transportation Policy Analyst, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), San Francisco, California, (USA)

2002-2003: Researcher, California Energy Commission (CEC), Sacramento, California, (USA)

2001-2002: Ph.D. courses in Economics at UNISG

2000-2001: Programme Manager, International Emissions Trading Association (IETA), Geneva, (Switzerland)

1999-2000: Consultant, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva, (Switzerland)

1998-1999: Consultant, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Geneva, (Switzerland)
Ph.D. in Economics

Dissertation on private equity finance in the clean energy sector and the influence of climate and energy policy on investor preferences in this sector.
Affiliations and Achievements:
GGKP Metrics and Indicators Working Group at the United Nations - the Green Growth Knowledge Platform

Design thinking for youth and social action - several projects

Circular economy start-up from 2018 - our team won the best start-up idea in Yverdon after participating in the Innosuisse-funded Business Concept course

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Italian
    United States
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