From 20th to 24th September 2021 the virtual Summer School – hosted by Fontys International Business School and Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences took place. About 20 young academics and students from Germany and the Netherlands participated in lectures and workshops provided by researchers and professionals from Dutch-German borderland.
The goal of the summer school was to provide sustainability enthusiasts insights and best practices in order to implement sustainable solutions in multidisciplinary settings. Public institutions, medium-sized companies as well as global players presented their approaches towards circularity.
During the course of the week, student teams worked on business cases provided by Amazon Mönchengladbach and Canon Production Printing Venlo. The programme culminated in the students’ presentations to representatives of the companies and the universities.
List of Speakers:
Corporate Sustainability: Materiality, Corporate Strategy and Impact Assessment
Prof. Dr. Martin Wenke, Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences
Sustainable Management and Circular Economy, an overview of concepts
Marco van Lier, Fontys International Business School
City of Venlo – How can we accelerate the transformation to a circular economy?
Bas van den Akker, Strategic Adviser in Circular Economy in Venlo
City of Venlo – Cradle to Cradle as a guiding principle for creating healthy buildings with a positive impact on people and the environment
Michel Weijers, Managing Director C2C ExpoLAB, Venlo
City of Krefeld – On the way to Paris: Sustainability transition management in the Rhine-Meuse-North Euregion
Dr. Simon Jenniches, International Project Manager at Business Development Agency Krefeld
An Introduction to the euregio rhine-meuse north
Michiel Savelbergh, Press & Communication at euregio rhine-meuse-north
AGMI Traffic & Lighting, Venlo – Resign, C2C, product responsibility, sustainable chain
Franka van de Gevel, Operational Director at AGMI Traffic & Lighting, Venlo
City of Mönchengladbach – Introduction of Carbon Management based on an Energy Management System
Prof. Dr. Ulrich Nissen, Professor of Energy Management and Management Accounting at Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences
Canon Production Printing – A second life for paper
Frank Scheepers, Director Quality and Environment Processes and Site Environment at Canon Production Printing, Venlo
Amazon Logistik Mönchengladbach GmbH – Amazon reset towards environmental sustainability management
Natalya Radünz, Reliability Maintenance Engineering Planner (Operations Engineer I) at Amazon Logistik Mönchengladbach GmbH
HSNR GEMIT Research Institute on Sustainable Supply Chains – Sustainability strategies for logistics companies through serious gaming
M.Sc. Raphael Heereman von Zuydtwyck, Deputy Head of GEMIT –Geschäftsprozessmanagement und IT-Institut der Hochschule Niederrhein – University of Applied Sciences