Sarah Schlüpmann introduces herself
Four questions for Sarah Schlüpmann, who has been working as an intern at corsus since October 2023.
What did you do before you joined corsus?
Before I joined corsus, I completed an apprenticeship as an industrial clerk at the agricultural machinery manufacturer CLAAS. I then started the Bachelor’s degree programme in Health Sciences at HAW Hamburg and am now in the final phase of my studies. During my studies, I also worked as a student trainee at the non-governmental organisation ProVeg International in the Food Services department. I am currently completing an internship at corsus as part of my bachelor’s degree programme.
corsus advises on sustainability. What do you associate with sustainability?
For me, sustainability is multifaceted and means more than just taking responsibility for our ecological environment. Sustainability also includes ensuring justice and equal opportunities on a social level. I associate sustainability with the protection and appreciation of the entire ecosystem, including the protection of biodiversity and the respectful treatment of animals. The concept of planetary health is also important to me. People can only be healthy if the earth is healthy. Many different actors are needed to bring about socio-ecological change. From political bodies to companies and the civilian population. For me, sustainability is not a fixed state to be achieved, but an ongoing and constantly evolving process.
Is there a topic that is particularly close to your heart?
My favourite topic is definitely the shift towards sustainable food systems. There are few decisions we make as frequently as what we eat every day. For me, nutrition is a powerful lever and plays a key role in overcoming various socio-ecological challenges and crises. Sustainable food choices can not only have a positive impact on our health, but can also significantly promote social justice, environmental sustainability and animal welfare.
What are you currently working on at corsus?
I am currently mainly supporting corsus in a project commissioned by the Federal Environment Agency to assess the sustainability of various alternative protein sources and their analogues. In addition to ecological factors, health, social and ethical aspects are also being considered. I enjoy bringing my skills to corsus, continuously learning and contributing to sustainable change as part of a great team.