Susanne Salz is part of a network of young German and Chinese leaders from all sectors who come together to engage in intensive dialogue and to undergo further professional and intercultural training. The Zukunftsbrücke – Chinese-German Young Professional Campus takes place in alternate years in China and Germany.
Susanne Salz is currently taking a sabbatical in order to learn Mandarin full-time at Beijing Foreign Studies University funded by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Susanne's area of expertise and professional focus is global sustainability. As Project Manager at the ‘Think and Do Tank’ Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP) between 2013 and 2015 she focused on translating sustainability policy into concrete action on the ground by the public and private sector. Prior to joining the CSCP, Susanne managed the involvement of Local Governments in the UN Rio+20 summit in her role as Head of the Secretary General's Office at ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability. Susanne has also worked at the UN Volunteers and the OECD. She holds a Masters’ degree in International Relations from the London School of Economics as well as a Bachelor from the University of Sussex, including an exchange year at the Institut d'Etudes Politiques 'Sciences Po' in Paris. Susanne speaks fluent German, English and French as well as some Spanish and hopefully soon some Chinese.