Sustainable Innovation

01 Sep, 2022
Nancy Gillis on the First Movers Coalition

Keynote speaker Nancy Gillis is Program Head Climate Action & First Movers Coalition at the World Economic Forum. In her current role, Nancy works with companies to harness their purchasing power and supply chains to spur the commercialization of innovative clean energy technologies that are key for tackling the climate crisis.

Prior, Nancy was the CEO of the Global Electronics Council (GEC), a mission-driven non-profit that seeks to achieve a world of only sustainable technology, and previously served as the Global Lead for Resilient and Responsible Supply Chains at Ernst & Young (EY). During the Obama Administration, she served as the Director of the Federal Supply Chain Office at the General Services Administration (GSA).

17 Aug, 2022
Stephan Grabmeier; "if Circular Shift is the answer, what are the questions?"

In his keynote address, Stephan Grabmeier explores the statement "if Circular Shift is the answer, what are the questions?". A recognized thought leader for innovation, new economy and sustainable transformation, Stephan Grabmeier is part of the strategy consulting team of Germany's Future Institute Zukunftsinstitut, an international reference point for trend and future research on economy and society.

29 Nov, 2021
Heather Barker on the importance of partnerships to maximize impact

Watch our executive interview with Heather Barker, Global VP Regulatory & Group New Growth Platforms at UK-headquartered multinational Reckitt, global leading producer of health, hygiene and nutrition consumer goods products. Heather shares her insights on the multinational’s sustainability approach and initiatives towards achieving net zero, the paramount role of partnerships in maximizing impact, and her vision for the next frontier in consumer engagement.

28 Apr, 2021
Reinhard Schneider on driving a business on circular principles

Watch our executive interview with Reinhard Schneider, CEO at Werner & Mertz. He shares his views on how to drive a business on circular principles & what a CEO can do today, next month & next year to drive circularity. Schneider studied business administration with concentrations in marketing and commerce at the University of St. Gallen. A descendant of the Werner & Mertz founders, he has been involved in the development of the family-run business in Mainz since 1992 in his capacity as a member of the board.

Today, Schneider is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and owner of Werner & Mertz. The family company is known for its brands emsal, Erdal, Green Care Professional und FROSCH – recognized as Germany’s most sustainable brand in 2009. The entrepreneur received the renowned German Environmental Award from the Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier in October 2019 in Mannheim, Germany.

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