Our main concern is to instigate positive change, to contribute sustainable and progressive ideas to society, industry and politics, to raise awareness of environmental and sustainability issues around the world, and thus contribute to intergenerational equity and the transformation of our society. This can be achieved not only by answering questions, but also by questioning the answers and demonstrating ways to put ideas into practice. ifeu provides scientific support with the transformation process and shapes it on the basis of its research.
As part of our broad diversification in relation to socially relevant environmental and energy issues, we view ourselves as a strategically independent think tank, a reliable partner for and intermediary between research, civil society, industry and politics. Our research work is characterised by an interdisciplinary approach, innovative ideas, an integrative understanding of the world, and the maintenance of strong networks.