Katrin Reuter is Managing Director of the 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Initiative, a cross-sectorial collaboration of companies that have joined forces to protect and sustainably use biological diversity. The members of the initiative are small-, medium-, and large-scale companies from a variety of sectors that have committed themselves to include the protection of biodiversity into their sustainability policies and environmental management. From December 2016 till September 2018 Katrin Reuter worked there as Project Manager with a focus on the project “Enterprise Biological Diversity 2020”, a platform for business federations and nature conservancy organizations, initiated by the Federal Environment Ministry.
Before joining 'Biodiversity in Good Company' Katrin Reuter worked as scientific coordinator at the Naturkundemuseum Berlin within the project 'network-forum for biodiversity research Germany' (NeFo), a science-policy interface for biodiversity research. For NeFo, she observed political processes related to biodiversity (IPBES, CBD, Natura 2000). In her research, she focussed on philosophical and ethical aspects of biodiversity and biodiversity preservation, transdisciplinary biodiversity research, and environmental ethics.
Katrin Reuter studied philosophy, biology and German as a foreign language at the Universities of Leipzig/Germany and Trondheim/Norway. Afterwards, she did her PhD within the interdisciplinary PhD program 'Biodiversity and Society – human dimensions of protection and utilization of biodiversity' at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. During her PhD, she was financially supported by a Lichtenberg grant of the state of Lower Saxony. In her PhD thesis, she focussed on the question of good life and the preservation of biodiversity in light of the ecological crisis and sustainable development. Following her PhD Katrin Reuter worked as a Postdoc at the Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), an independent institute for sustainability research in Frankfurt/Main.