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Speakers 2018

Moderator

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Angela Elis

MODERATOR, COACH & AUTHOR KNOWN FROM ARD, ZDF, 3SAT (GERMAN PUBLIC BROADCASTS)

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Dr. Franz Alt

JOURNALIST & AUTHOR

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Tobias Bandel

AGRONOMIST, MANAGEMENT PARTNER SOIL & MORE IMPACTS

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Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

PROFESSORSHIP ECODESIGN AT LEUPHANA UNIVERSITY LÜNEBURG, CRADLE TO CRADLE VISIONARY & ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER C2C E.V.

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Donald Brenninkmeijer

CHIEF INNOVATION OFFICER, EUROPEAN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER C&A

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Ina Budde

DESIGNER, FOUNDER & CEO DESIGN FOR CIRCULAR ECONOMY

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Timothy Glaz

HEAD OF CORPORATE AFFAIRS WERNER & MERTZ GMBH

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Chris Grantham

CIRCULAR ECONOMY PORTFOLIO DIRECTOR, IDEO

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Philomena John

DIRECTOR AT COTTON BLOSSOM INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED, TIRUPUR INDIEN

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Albin Kälin

FOUNDER & CEO EPEA SWITZERLAND GMBH

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Dr. Rossitza Krueger

TEXTILES MANAGER, FAIRTRADE INTERNATIONAL

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Anne Lamp

VOLUNTEER C2C E.V.

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Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif

HEAD MARITIME METEOROLOGY

GEOMAR KIEL GERMANY, OCEANOGRAPHER

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Olaf Lies, MdL

MINISTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, BUILDING AND CLIMATE PROTECTION FOR LOWER SAXONY

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Lewis Perkins

PRESIDENT C2C PRODUCTS INNOVATION INSTITUTE (SAN FRANCISCO, USA)

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Dr. Janez Potočnik

FULLTIME PARTNER AT SYSTEMIQ, CO-CHAIR OF UNEP IRP & FORMER EU COMMISSIONAR

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Immo Sanders

HEAD OF PACKAGING DEVELOPMENT WERNER & MERTZ GMBH

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Henning Siedentopp

CEO MELA WEAR GMBH

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Volker Steidel

MANAGING PARTNER LAUFFENMÜHLE GMBH & CO. KG

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Jessica Weber

VOLUNTEER C2C E.V.

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Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow

DIRECTOR & FOUNDER BENEFICIAL DESIGN INSTITUTE, BERLIN

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Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

NATURAL SCIENTIST, POLITICIAN, CO-PRESIDENT CLUB OF ROME

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C2C Association Germany as Host

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Dr. Monika Griefahn

CHARIWOMAN OF C2C ASSOCIATION GERMANY

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Tim Janßen

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF C2C ASSOCIATION GERMANY

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Nora Sophie Griefahn

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF C2C ASSOCIATION GERMANY

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About C2C e.V. Germany

Vision

We want to live in a world where humans leave big positive footprints!

Mission

Mission

Cradle to Cradle e.V. makes people reconsider their ways through educationals initiatives, promotes solutions through publicity campaigns and creates networks between C2C actors.

Our work

– educational and networking events
– C2C expert knowledge
– Public relations activities
– voluntary work: more than 700 volunteers in over 50 initiatives in Germany

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about the C2C School of thought, the C2C Design concept and the C2C e.V. can be found here:

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Angela Elis

Angela Elis is a German Moderator and Coach. She is known from  German TV-channels like ARD,  ZDF and 3sat as well as moderator for events in the field of policits, economy and society. 

Furthermore she is working as a coach ("Systemic Coach" - ISCO Academy & "Business- und Resiliency Coach" - HBT Academy) with a focus on communication, media and presentation. 

 

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Tobias Bandel

Trained as agronomist at the University of Hohenheim (Germany) Tobias Bandel worked more than 4 years as cultivation and export manager for fresh fruits and vegetables at the Sekem Group (Egypt). Apart from his trading activity, he was involved in various agribusiness projects in cooperation with the IFC/Worldbank and USAID, such as the development of traceability and communication tools to link small-scale farmers to export markets.
After returning to Europe he shortly was employment as business development manager at Eosta, a Dutch trading company for organic fresh produce.

In 2007 Tobias Bandel co-founded Soil & More International. In his position as managing partner, he held the main responsibility for the technical and commercial development. His main focus was on soil fertility projects, especially composting, emission reduction strategies and sustainability assessment and reporting.

In 2018 he decided to incorporate Soil & More Impacts. Soil & More Impacts will sustain earlier described work terrain and will also support clients in their value creating processes. Clients benefit from Tobias Bandels' excellent global network, his in depth farming knowledge and accordingly his unorthodox but pragmatic approach.

 

Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart

Professor Dr. Michael Braungart is the founder and scientific director of EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency) Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg. Moreover he is co-founder and scientific head of McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC) in Charlottesville, Virginia (USA) and founder and scientific head of the Hamburger Umweltinstitut e.V. (HUI). These institutes share a joint canon of values involving intelligent, aesthetic and eco-effective design.

Braungart studied chemistry and process engineering, inter alia in Konstanz and Darmstadt. In the 1980s he was involved in the environmental organisation Greenpeace where from 1982 on he established the chemistry division. In 1985 he took the lead of the division and did his doctorate at Hannover University at the faculty of chemistry. EPEA was founded in 1987.

Since then he focusses on research and consulting for eco-effective products – meaning products and production processes being thought in a closed loop, being not only harmful for humans and nature, but even useful. He is working with numerous organisations and companies from different sectors.

Currently he has a lectureship at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as a professorship at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Twente University in Enschede and TU Delft. Furthermore, he is Honorary Professor “TUM Distinguished Affiliated Professor” of TU Munich and received the honorary doctorate of Hasselt University Belgium.

Donald Brenninkmeijer

Donald was appointed European Executive Board Member in 2015 with responsibility for driving the future transformation agenda of the brand. Acting as Brand Guardian of the C&A Brand, Donald oversees Customer Insights and Advanced Analytics, New Business Development, Store Concept Evolution, CRM as well as the Sustainability Agenda for C&A Europe. In recent years he has helped to redefine the Customer Value Proposition, Brand and Corporate Identity, New Store Concepts, Omni Channel Roadmap as well as Digital developments.
In addition, Donald is a Member of the C&A Global Sustainability Board.

Donald Brenninkmeijer joined C&A Europe in November 2013 as Director of Merchandising. Subsequently he joined the European Executive Board Member to lead Strategic Transformations from January 2015, reporting into the CEO. In 2016, he became C&A Europe’s Chief Innovation Officer.
Prior to this he has worked as CEO of C&A Mexico for two years since 2011. There he was responsible for implementing a turnaround to become a more customer centric organization and develop the revised value chain for the commercial organization. In addition, he oversaw the activities of the Foundation C&A.

 

Ina Budde

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Ina Budde, MA Sustainability in Fashion, arbeitet als Designerin, Dozentin und Unternehmerin im Bereich der nachhaltigen Mode. Als Gründerin von, circular.fashion '- einer nachhaltigen Designberatung - realisiert sie recyclingfähige Produkt- und Systeminnovationen für eine Kreislaufwirtschaft in Textil und Mode.

Mit einer Circular Design Software und Innovation Workshops unterstützt ihr Unternehmen Modemarken vollständig recyclingfähige Kleidungsstücke herzustellen. Diese Produkte werden mit einer circularfashion.ID ausgestattet um Endkunden und Sortierbetriebe über die Rückgabestellen und die Materialzusammensetzung zu informieren mit dem Ziel Textilien in einem geschlossenen Kreislauf wieder zu neuen Fasern zu recyceln und zu regenerieren. Parallel lehrt Ina Sustainable Design an internationalen Universitäten in Hamburg, Kopenhagen, Melbourne und derzeit bei AMD Berlin im Master-Programm Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries. Ina ist Gründungsmitglied der weltweiten Open Source Circular Economy Association und aktives Mitglied des Future Fashion Forward e.V. Ihre Arbeit erhielt den DEUTSCHEN BUNDESPREIS ECODESIGN 2017, NEXT ECONOMY AWARD 2015 und wurde von LAUNCH Nordic und dem Accelerator Programm FASHION FOR GOOD Plug'n Play als nachhaltiger Innovator 2014 ausgewählt.

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Ina Budde, MA Sustainability in Fashion, works as circular design strategist, lecturer and entrepreneur within sustainable fashion. As founder of ‚circular.fashion’ - a sustainable design consultancy - she realizes recyclable product and system innovations for a circular economy in textiles and fashion. 

Her company offers a Circular Design Software and workshops to enable fashion brands to construct fully recyclable garments. Proven circular clothes are equipped with an identification tag that orchestrates a reverse supply chain network of users, sorting and recycling companies to reuse and regenerate textiles in a closed loop to new fibres again. Parallel Ina lectured Sustainable Design at international universities in Hamburg, Copenhagen, Melbourne and currently at AMD Berlin in the Master Program Sustainability in Fashion and Creative Industries. Ina is founding member of the global Open Source Circular Economy association and active member of the Future Fashion Forward e.V. Her work received the GERMAN FEDERAL AWARD ECODESIGN 2017, NEXT ECONOMY AWARD 2015 and was selected as sustainable innovator 2014 by LAUNCH Nordic and by the accelerator program FASHION FOR GOOD Plug ’n Play.

Timothy Glaz

Die Nachhaltigkeitsinitiativen von dem Mainzer Unternehmen Werner & Mertz und seiner bekannten Ökopionier-Marke Frosch sollen weiteren Fachkreisen und einer größeren Öffentlichkeit noch näher gebracht werden. Dieser Aufgabe widmet sich seit dem 3. Februar 2014 Timothy Glaz als Leiter Corporate Affairs. Glaz engagiert sich zunächst bei dem Open-Innovation-Projekt des Unternehmens – der Recyclat-Initiative – um hier neben der Öffentlichkeitsarbeit auch die Wirtschaftlichkeit des ambitionierten Projekts voranzutreiben. Durch seine langjährige Tätigkeit beim ‚Grünen Punkt‘ verfügt Glaz über exzellente Kenntnisse der Recyclingmärkte.
Die weiteren beruflichen Stationen von Timothy Glaz waren der Handelsverband Deutschland, der Markenverband sowie Nestlé.

 

Philomena John

Philomena John ist die Direktorin von Cotton Blossom (India) Pvt Ltd. 

Cotton Blossom ist eine vertikal integrierte Textilgruppe in Südindien mit zahlreichen Exportpartnern weltweit, unter anderem C&A. Die Philosophie des Unternehmens verfolgt das Ziel eine Win-Win Situation für alle Beteiligten herzustellen. Es werden Biobaumwolle sowie erneuerbare Energie für die Spinnerei,  Färberei und Kleidungsfertigung verwendet.

Cotton Blossom ist unter anderem mit C2C Gold, GOTS Dyeing, GOTS Garments, OEKOTEX 100 Class 1 und vielen weiteren Auszeichnungen zertifiziert. Seit 1997 ist Cotton Blossom stetig gewachsen und besteht derzeit aus 10 Bekleidungsmanufakturen mit einer Kapazität von 3600 Nähmaschinen. 

 

Albin Kälin

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Albin Kälin ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer der 2009 gegründeten EPEA Switzerland GmbH. Kälin unterstützt Cradle to Cradle® Projekte in allen Industrien im Alpenraum, insbesondere in der Schweiz und Österreich, und entsprechend seiner Kernkompetenz in der Textilindustrie weltweit.

Von 1981 bis 2004 war er Geschäftsführer der Rohner Textil AG in der Schweiz. Unter seiner Leitung gewinnt das Unternehmen seit den 90er Jahren 19 internationale Auszeichnungen und Designpreise und übernimmt dadurch in ökologischen und ökonomischen Belangen eine weltweit anerkannte Pionierrolle. Auf seine Initiative hin lässt sich das Unternehmen 1996 nach ISO 14001 und EMAS zertifizieren. Zugleich regt er 1993 die Entwicklung der Produktlinie Climatex® und somit der ersten Cradle to Cradle® Produkte weltweit an.

Von 2005 bis Ende 2009 übernimmt er die Geschäftsführung der EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg. Mit der Unterstützung der Wissenschaftler*innen betreibt er von 2006 an zusätzlich intensiv den Aufbau des Geschäftsfeldes Cradle to Cradle® in den Niederlanden. Er übernimmt auch dort das Mandat des Geschäftsführers der 2008 gegründeten EPEA Nederland GmbH. Mit der Gründung der EPEA Switzerland GmbH gab er die Geschäftsführung von EPEA in Hamburg und den Niederlanden ab.

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Albin Kälin is founder and CEO of EPEA Switzerland GmbH, which was founded in 2009. EPEA Switzerland GmbH implements with an experienced management team Cradle to Cradle® projects in all industries in the Alpine Region and the textile indus-try worldwide in cooperation with EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg.

Kälin worked as CEO at the Rohner Textil AG in Switzerland from 1981 until 2004. In the 90’s under his management the Swiss Rohner Textil AG won 19 international recognitions and design awards. This environmental and economic management approach led him to becoming a world-renowned pioneer. As a result the develop-ment of the first Cradle to Cradle® products worldwide: the product lines Climatex®.

In 2005 Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart appoints Albin Kälin as CEO of the scientific consultancy EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung GmbH in Hamburg, Germany. Since 2006 he supports additional intensive developments of Cradle to Cradle® for the Netherlands. In addition, Albin Kälin functions as CEO at the 2008 established EPEA Nederland until he takes his new position at EPEA Switzerland GmbH.

Dr. Rossitza Krueger

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Rossitza Krueger ist seit Oktober 2010 Textilmanagerin bei Fairtrade International und verantwortlich für die Entwicklung und Umsetzung des Fairtrade Textil Standards sowie das Programm zur Unterstützung für bessere Arbeitsbedingungen in den Produktionsländern. Ihr fachlicher Hintergrund liegt in der Textiltechnik sowie dem Qualitätsmanagement, außerdem hat sie über die letzten 18 Jahre in diversen Textilproduktionen in Bulgarien und Deutschland gearbeitet. Dabei lag ihr Schwerpunkt auf der Einhaltung von Umwelt- und Sozialstandards, der Produktionsorganisation, Wertemanagement, Qualität und Standardisierung, auch als Fachberaterin für Einzelhändlerinnen und Verbraucherinnenorganisationen. Sie leitete Projekte in Indien, Südafrika, China, Bulgarien, Mazedonien, Äthiopien, der Schweiz und der Türkei. 

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Rossitza Krueger is the Textiles Manager since October 2010 and responsible for the development and implementation of the Fairtrade Textile Standard and the supporting capacity Program for better working conditions in producing countries. She has a textile engineering and quality management background. She has worked in different textile productions in Bulgaria and Germany in the past 18 years with main focus on environmental and social compliance, and also on organization of productions, value management, quality and standardization; also as expert consultant for different retailers, consumer organizations. She has managed projects in India, South Africa, Turkey, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Switzerland, Ethiopia and China among others.

 

Prof. Dr. Mojib Latif

After studying meteorology, Mojib Latif received his Ph.D. in Oceanography in 1987 from the University of Hamburg, followed by his habilitation in Oceanography in 1989, also from the University of Hamburg. From 1989 to 2002, he worked as a researcher at "Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie" in Hamburg and in the last period as a leader of a research group. Since 2003 Mojib Latif is professor at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität Kiel and works at "GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel". The main topics of his research are the natural climate variability and anthropogenic climate change.

Moreover he is Chairman of the German Climate Consortium e.V. (DKK) and President of the Deutsche Gesellschaft CLUB OF ROME.

During his scientific career he received several prizes, the most recent one on 8th November 2015 the "Deutscher Umweltpreis" from the "Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt" (DBU). On 19th September he was awarded the Order of Merit of the Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein.

 

 

Olaf Lies

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Olaf Lies wurde am 8. Mai 1967 in Wilhelmshaven geboren. Seit November 2017 ist er Niedersächsischer Minister für Umwelt, Energie, Bauen und Klimaschutz. Zuvor war Olaf Lies fünf Jahre lang Niedersächsischer Minister für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Verkehr.

Nach seinem Studium zum Elektrotechnik - Ingenieur arbeitete Olaf Lies zunächst als Entwicklungsingenieur u.a. am Institut für technisch wissenschaftliche Innovation an Projekten im Bereich Hard- und Softwareentwicklung. Im Anschluss war er als wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter später auch als Dozent an der heutigen Jadehochschule in Wilhelmshaven mit den Schwerpunkten Elektrotechnik, Energietechnik/Regenerative Energien und Informatik tätig. Parallel arbeitete er in einer Reihe von Entwicklungsprojekten insbesondere im Bereich der Automobilindustrie mit und entwickelte und betreute diverse photovoltaisch versorgte Trinkwasserprojekte in Kamerun, Afrika. Zusätzlich seit 1996 war Olaf Lies Personalratsmitglied sowie seit 2003 Personalratsvorsitzender der gesamten Fachhochschule Oldenburg/Ostfriesland/Wilhelmshaven.


Olaf Lies was born on May 8, 1967 in Wilhelmshaven (Germany). Since November 2017 he is Minister for the Environment, Energy, Building and Climate protection in Lower Saxony. Before that he was Minister for Economy, Work and Traffic in Lower Saxony for five years. 

After his degree in electrical enginieering he worked as a developing engineer, i.a. at the Institute for Technical and Scientifical Innovation in the fields of hard- and softwaredevelopment. After that he started working as a scientific employee and later on as lecturer at Jadehochschule Wilhelmshaven with the focus on electrical engineering, renewable energies and informatics. At the same time he was involved in some development projects, especially in the field of the automobile industry and photovoltaic drinking water projects in Kamerun, Africa. 

 

 

Lewis Perkins

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Lewis Perkins ist seit 2015 Präsident des Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, USA. Zuvor leitete er das Institut der Fashion Positiv Initiative, bei der sich Designer, Hersteller, Marken und Influencer mit Cradle to Cradle zertifizierten Materialien und Produkten sowie Kreislaufwirtschaft auseinandersetzen. 

Seine Laufbahn beinhaltet u.a. strategische Positionen bei The Clean Air Campaign, er ist Strategy Thought Partner für soziale Entrepreneure bei Ashoka und C&A Foundation und  war 2016 und 2017 Teil der Expertenrunde des H&M Global Change Award. 

Lewis Perkins ist regelmäßig als Speaker tätig und hielt u.a. Vorträge bei: 2009 Forbes Magazine Green Visionary Series, Sustainable Brands, LOHAS Forum, dem White House Council for Environmental Quality GreenGov Symposium und den 53. und 54. jährlichen Grammy Awards Green Summit panels.

Perkins absolvierte einen Master in Betriebswirtschaft in Marketing und Strategie mit Fokus auf Soziale Verantwortung an der Emory University sowie einen Bachelor of Arts der Washington & Lee University.

 


A passionate advocate for “doing the right thing,” Lewis Perkins has served as president of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute since 2015. Perkins previously led the Institute’s Fashion Positive initiative, which engages fashion designers, manufacturers, brands and influencers in creating Cradle to Cradle Certified™ materials and products with the circular economy in mind. Prior to joining the Institute, Perkins consulted with corporations and organizations on the social and environmental program development. He also served as Director of Sustainable Strategies for The Mohawk Group, a leading carpet manufacturer and the commercial division of Mohawk Industries.

Perkins’ passion for sustainability and non-profit work has included strategic roles with organizations such as The Clean Air Campaign, 360i and USWeb/CKS. He is an Ashoka and C&A Foundation Strategy Thought Partner for social entrepreneurs, a 2016 and 2017 member of the H&M Global Change Award Expert Panel, a Design Mentor for the Council of Fashion Designers of America Lexus Design Initiative – Eco Design Challenge Accelerator.

A featured speaker at the 2016 World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Consumption, Perkins has been a featured speaker at the 2009 Forbes Magazine Green Visionary Series, Sustainable Brands, LOHAS Forum, the White House Council for Environmental Quality GreenGov Symposium and the 53rd and 54th annual Grammy Awards Green Summit panels.

Perkins holds a Master of Business Administration in marketing and strategy with a focus on social responsibility from Emory University and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington & Lee University.

Janez Potocnik

 Dr. Janez Potočnik (born in 1958) graduated from the Faculty of Economics at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Ph.D. degree obtained in 1993). After a successful career starting in 1989 in Slovenia as a researcher at the Institute of Economic Research, he became Director of the Institute of Macroeconomic Analysis and Development of the Republic of Slovenia (1994). He was appointed Head of Negotiating Team for Accession of Slovenia to the EU (1998). He was also Director of Government Office for European Affairs (2000), Minister Councillor at the Office of the Prime Minister (2001) and Minister responsible for European Affairs (2002). In 2004, he joined the European Commission, first as Shadow Commissioner for Enlargement and then as Commissioner responsible for Science and Research.
In 2010 Dr. Potočnik became Commissioner for Environment. His term ended on November 1st, 2014. In November 2014, he was appointed for a three-year term as a member and Co-Chair of the International Resource Panel which is hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In the same month, he was also appointed as a Chairman of The Forum for the Future of Agriculture and RISE Foundation and as a Member of the European Policy Centre's Advisory Council.

Volker Steidel

Volker Steidel, mit Abschluß als Dipl.-Ing. (FH) in Textiltechnik, begann seine berufliche Laufbahn 1987 bei Lauffenmühle GmbH & Co. KG. Von 1995 bis 1999 war er als Marketing-Manager für BASF tätig, anschließend nahm er bei BASF Taiwan die Position des General Managers ein. Ab 2001 war Volker Steidel als Managing Director Asia Pacific für Yorkshire Chemicals aktiv, bevor er 2005 als Geschäftsführer wieder zurück zu Lauffenmühle berufen wurde. Steidel zeichnet neben seiner Funktion als geschäftsführender Gesellschafter bei Lauffenmühle für
die Ressorts Entwicklung und Marketing/Vertrieb verantwortlich.

Prof. Friederike von Wedel-Parlow

Friederike von Wedel-Parlow ist Designerin und Gründerin des Beneficial Design Instituts in Berlin. Nach langjähriger Praxis als Entrepreneurin mit eigenem Modelabel, Kostümbildnerin und als Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl Westwood der UdK Berlin verfolgt sie mit ihrer Arbeit das Ziel, im Design Qualität, Innovation und Ästhetik nachhaltig miteinander zu verbinden. Sie leitete seit 2011 den Masterstudiengang „Sustainability in Fashion“ der Kunsthochschule ESMOD Berlin. Das von ihr maßgeblich mitentwickelte innovative Programm positioniert sich sowohl ökologisch, sozial, wirtschaftlich als auch kulturell wie ästhetisch nachhaltig. In einem erweiterten Verständnis des Designbegriffs wird die Gestaltung weit über die Produkt- und Kollektionsgestaltung hinaus als Gestaltung des gesamten Systems Mode erfahren. Im Sommer 2016 gründet sie das Beneficial Design Institute GmbH als unabhängige, internationale Plattform für das Erforschen und Erproben von ganzheitlichen und interdisziplinären Ansätzen für die Praxis nachhaltiger Mode. In ihrem Forschungs- und Entwicklungsfeld untersucht Prof. von Wedel öko- und ressourceneffektive, kreislauffähige Gestaltungs-, Herstellungs- und Nutzungskonzepte für Mode mit positivem Nutzen.

 

Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker

Prof. Dr. Ernst Ulrich von Weizsäcker is a German natural scientist and politician (SPD). He is one of the pioneers of sustainable economics and already developed ideas for resource-efficient economic systems in the early 1990s in his Factor 4 Report to the Club of Rome.

After his studies of Physics, he did his doctorate in biology in 1969 and was called to the academic chair of interdisciplinary biology at the University of Essen in 1972. Three years later, he became President of the University of Kassel.

Since 2009, von Weizsäcker is back in Germany as co-president of UNEP’s (United Nations Environment Programme) International Resource Panel. In October 2012 he also became co-president of the Club of Rome.

His book “Factor Five. Transforming the Global Economy through 80% Improvements in Resource Productivity” is the basis of many heated (inter)national debates – is it a possible solution to the climate and energy crisis? It shows how the society can become five times as energy efficient as it is today, mostly through improved technology.

For his involvement in environmental matters, von Weizsäcker was honoured several times, for example with the “Deutscher Umweltpreis” (2008), the “Große Bundesverdienstkreuz” (2009), the Theodor-Heuss-Price (2011) and the Medal for Merit Baden-Wuerttemberg (2012).

 

 

Dr. Monika Griefahn

Monika Griefahn

Dr. Monika Griefahn is a founding member of Greenpeace Germany and was Co-CEO (1980-1983). She organised campaigns against chemical pollution of rivers and the North Sea. From 1984-1990 she was the first female board member of Greenpeace International and responsible for trainings and founding new offices all around the world.

From 1990 to 1998 she was Minister of the Environment in the German state of Lower Saxony. She put her main emphasis on working for renewable energy and phasing out of nuclear power. Very early she fought for the development of production processes and products designed after the Cradle to Cradle concept.

From 1998 to 2009 she was a Member of Parliament in the German Bundestag. Her main responsibilities were in culture and the media, especially new media and foreign cultural policy.

Later on she founded the Institute Media, Environment, Culture (IMUK) – a company with advisory services and educational occupation in the sustainability sector. Since 2012 she is director for environment and community at cruise company AIDA Cruises.

Monika Griefahn is engaged in numerous voluntary commitments – among others as chair and jury member of the Right Livelihood Award Foundation (“Alternative Nobel Prize”) and as chair of Cradle to Cradle e.V.

 

Tim Janßen

Tim Janßen

Tim Janßen is member of the executive board and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle association and economic scientist with a focus on foundation, Innovation Management and responsible management.

In his work for the C2C association he develops strategies to increase the associations's impact on the whole society and shapes the rapid growth of the young organisation.

His studies brought him to several universities in Germany and abroad: Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), the Athlone Institute of Technology in Ireland, Leuphana University Lüneburg, as well as the University of Vienna within the scope of a PROMOS-scholarships of the DAAD.
Tim Janßen works as a university lecturer about Cradle to Cradle at the DHBW and Leuphana Universtiy Lüneburg. Furthermore, since 2012, he gives lectures on national and international conferences and symposia.

 

Nora Sophie Griefahn

Nora Sophie Griefahn

Nora Sophie Griefahn is member of the executive board and co-founder of the Cradle to Cradle association. As an environmental scientist she focused on sustainable chemistry and studied at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Technische Universität Berlin, as well as the Goethe University Frankfurt. Studying abroad led her to the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, the University of Copenhagen, to the USA and France.

In her work for the C2C association she develops strategies to increase the association's impact on the whole society and shapes the rapid growth of the young organisation.

Moreover she takes on teaching activities for the C2C association, the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the University of Applied Sciences Mittweida.
Since 2012 she gives lectures on international conferences, such as the Fourth International Symposium on Green Chemistry for Environment, Health and Development at the TU Berlin, on several church congresses and expert conferences.