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Anna Schunck

Presenter, journalist, founder of the sustainability magazine Viertel \ Vor

What drives you?
to make even complex content easily accessible to everyone..

The best advice you’ve ever received?
If you’re in a hurry, take your time.

What are you currently learning that you are not yet so good at?
Unlearn what you have learnt.

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
The climate.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
convey compassion..

Anna Schunck

Presenter, journalist, founder of the sustainability magazine Viertel \ Vor

Informed, open, close, controversial and entertaining: this is how one would describe Anna Schunck’s way of running moderations, panel discussions and live interviews. With a special feel for nuances and the reading of interpersonal relationships, as well as the journalistic ambition to always shed light on new or unexpected aspects, she always looks for what unites us rather than for the differences between us.

Anna is deeply concerned with issues such as sustainability, climate justice, energy-, transport- and agricultural transition, plastics, natural cosmetics, fair fashion and circular economy – topics on which she also regularly publishes.

After completing her traineeship Anna worked for several years as an editor and head of department at a local newspapers and magazines in Hamburg and northern Germany and eventually set up her freelance career in 2009. In 2015, she launched the first German online magazine for sustainability topics “Viertel \ Vor” together with director and photographer Marcus Werner. She founded the accompanying green content and consulting agency “VOR \ Media” in 2018.

Anna has hosted the ZDF show “Green Steps” (with Shia Sue) as well as the podcasts “Über Morgen” (for Tomorrow Bank, with Jakob Berndt), “Klima und KI” and “Was ist Bioökonomie” (for Körber Stiftung) and “Stadt in Bewegung” (for WeShare).

She also advises publishers and brands on sustainability topics, designs and edits text and moving image content for companies and agencies and writes for magazines such as Stern, Brigitte, Couch and Emotion. Since March 2022, she has been part of the editorial team at the future-orientated sustainability magazine 2050 (Burda Verlag, print and online edition).

Topics

Sustainability beyond green lifestyle, climate justice, energy, transport and agricultural transition, (micro)plastics, fair fashion, reducing consumption, journalism and activism, visibility and participation for all in (mainstream) media, creating quotas yourself through boards and advisory boards

Languages

German, English

Formats

Keynotes
Impulse lectures
Panel talks
Workshops
Moderation
Podcasts

ReferenCES

  • ZDF, consumer show, “Green Steps”
  • Federal Ministry for the Environment: Info films
  • Kaufland, consumer films, “Shopping Academy”
  • Fair Trade Germany, Fair Trade Week opening event, “Fair trade and climate justice”
  • Institute for Ecological Economy Research (IÖW), DiTex closing conference, “Towards a circular textile economy”
  • Snapchat, launch talk, “#plasticgate – How social activation succeeds in the digital age””
  • Spotify, launch talk, podcast “A Mindfull Mess”
  • Weleda, consumer event, “Green Beauty Day”
  • Naturland, eco-talks, “species extinction” and “supply chain law”
  • Naturland, themed film, interview “For and against eating meat”
  • Gepa, themed films, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Tomorrow Bank, launch talk, “Is banking also possible in green?”
  • Tomorrow Bank, Podcast, “About tomorrow”
  • WeShare, podcast, “City on the move”
  • Körber Foundation, podcast “Future Changers”, “Climate and AI” and “Bioeconomy”
  • Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Black Week special, “What’s the point of not consuming”
  • hr-Info, business podcast, “Is less more?”
  • Ard, MoMa, “What to do with the plastic waste”
  • ARD Mittagsmagazin, “Sustainable living city vs. country”
  • Flux FM, 3-minute interview, “Sustainability as a lifestyle”
  • Radio Energy, podcast Berliner Schnauze, “Sustainable Berlin”
  • Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Charter for Wood, “Climate, Values, Change”
  • Adidas, Panel, Launch “Parley for the Oceans”
  • Fashion Changers Conference, Panel, “New Ways for Fair Fashion Reporting”
  • Superbloom Festival, Panel, “What is the point of (climate) activism”
  • Green Actors Lounge, Panel, “Binding guidelines for more diversity?”

What drives you?
to make even complex content easily accessible to everyone..

The best advice you’ve ever received?
If you’re in a hurry, take your time.

What are you currently learning that you are not yet so good at?
Unlearn what you have learnt.

What would you change if you had the power to do so?
The climate.

Which superheroine power would you like to have?
convey compassion..

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