Martin Koehring leads The Economist Intelligence Unit’s policy and thought leadership work on sustainability, climate change and natural resources in the EMEA region. He is also the head of The Economist Group’s World Ocean Initiative, inspiring bold thinking, new partnerships and the most effective action to build a sustainable ocean economy. He has led major projects in areas such as food sustainabilitysustainable infrastructure and ocean sustainability. Moreover, he is a member of the Advisory Committee for the UN Environment Programme’s Global Environment Outlook for Business.

His previous roles at the EIU, where he has been since 2011, include managing editor, global health lead and Europe editor.

He earned a bachelor of economic and social studies in international relations from Aberystwyth University and a master’s degree in international relations from the College of Europe.

In addition to English and his native German, he also speaks Dutch, French and Italian.