Barbara Nebel


Certification Number: 2016 - 121

Company Name: thinkstep-anz

Position: CEO


Phone: +64048892520

Role in LCA:

I am the founder and first president of Life Cycle Association New Zealand (LCANZ). I also initiated the Australasian EDP Programme and have chaired the New Zealand working group for the development of ISO standards for Carbon Footprinting.
I have a background in forestry science and 20 years’ experience working in LCA. Despite overseeing operations at thinkstep-anz, I maintain an active role in LCA projects today. My experience working in New Zealand, Australia, Europe, and Asia help me to translate LCA and other sustainability matters into broader business strategy.
Among other roles, I am an associate editor for the International Journal of LCA, a member of the board for the German New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and the Steering Group for the Climate Leaders Coalition, and I contribute to several Technical Advisory Groups.

Industry Sector Experience

  • Agriculture / Horticulture / Fisheries
  • Forestry & Wood Products
  • Design
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Transport
  • Built Environment
  • Mining
  • Petroleum and Gas
  • Waste Treatment

Business Services

  • Undertake LCA Study
  • Peer Review of LCA Study
  • Develop Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs)
  • Cradle-to-Cradle
  • Circular Economy
  • Material Circularity Indicator Assessment
  • Eco - Design
  • Carbon Foot-printing (of product)
  • Carbon Accounting (of company)
  • Water Footprinting
  • Corporate Life Cycle Management and implementation
  • Inventory Data Collection
  • Software (Provision of)
  • Software (Training / Implementation)

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