Irene Schoene studied Politics and Economics in Hamburg and Kassel, qualifying with a Masters and a PhD in Social Economics. At the Freiburg Institute for Applied Ecology, she worked on developing a wider modern economic approach, published in two books in german.
Irene was one of the founders of the Berlin Institute for Ecological Economy Research, and is a member of its Scientific Council. Since 1998, she has worked as one of the three Non-Executive Directors at a green bank.
Irene lectures and speaks across Europe and has written 50 publications, "Fair Economics" is her third book.