Invitation

In January 2016, the Agenda 2030, signed by all 193 Member States of the United Nations, came into action. The Agenda considers all dimensions of sustainability - social, environmental and economic. It commits to an ambitious catalog of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which governments, civil society and industry aim to achieve together in the coming 15 years.

In 2017 ESCP Europe Berlin launched its first conference focusing on the Agenda 2030. We feel that education, especially for future business leaders, is key to achieving these Global Goals. At the conference ESCP Europe Master in Management students worked together with dedicated people from corporations, institutions, and civil societies to come up with creative solutions for  global challenges. These challenges include climate, water and food crises, poverty, conflict and inequality.

In 2018 our conference allowed future business leaders to connect with representatives from the government, corporate and civil society sectors and to come up with ideas and business innovations. Our goal is for our students to see how they can make an impact and to help the world achieve the UN SDGs.

Prof. Dr. Andreas Kaplan
Rector

Jan Ehlers
Head of Campus Development

Agenda

January 10 at Allianz Forum, Pariser Platz 6

Day 1: Introduction - Understanding the SDGs

The aim of the 1,5 day conference is to introduce the SDGs and the Agenda 2030 as a framework for managers and entrepreneurs to transform existing business models and to come up with future-oriented business opportunities. Students experience the dimensions of the SDGs, reflect together with professionals for the different sectors, and come up with ideas to empower a precise goal in an existing business.

13:15  Group picture in front of the Brandenburg Gate

13:30  Registration

14:00  Welcome - Prof. Dr. Andreas Kaplan, Rector ESCP Europe Berlin

Keynote - Agenda 2030: Key challenges of implementation of the SDGs– Dr. Ingolf Dietrich,   Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation & Development

14:20  The global challenges we face – Keynote Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert, President DNR

14:35   Why should universities & students engage in the SDGs?

Panel discussion: Prof. Dr. Andreas Kaplan, Dr. Ingolf Dietrich, Prof. Dr. Kai Niebert

15:00  Business models with impact: pitching Sessions with Kiron, Mobisol, UNEP, SirPlus & LemonAid

16:00   Interactive Break

16:45  How can business contribute to deliver a sustainable world
Impuls: Hubertus Drinkuth- Managing Director Systain Consulting

17:00   How to scale and accelerate systematic change with the SDGs
Panel discussion: Dr. Florian Lüdeke-Freund, ESCP Europe -  Dr. Philipp Steinberg, BMWi - Caroline   Masabo, GIZ - Hubertus Drinkuth, Systain Consulting

17:45  Invitation to change – Johannes Heidenrich, Plant for the Planet

18:00  Get-together

Moderation: Andrea Thilo

January 11th at ESCP Europe Berlin, Heubnerweg 8-10

Day 2: Deep Dive – Group work on a specific goal

09:00  Registration & Finding your SDG Group

09:30  Introduction Workshop  - Understanding the Goal

11:00   Ideation-Lab I

12:30  Lunch by Restlos Glücklich

14:00  Ideation-Lab II

flexible Coffee Break

16:00   Students: Preparing the Pitch & Movie Production

Experts: Networking-Lounge

17:00   Goal Gallery – Sharing the Workshop Results SDG 1-17

18:00  SDG Cinema

18:30  Get-Together & Networking Reception

Numerous organisations, institutions and companies sent experts and coaches to discuss with ESCP Europe students. We thank them for helping to make this event one of the biggest sustainable careers conferences in Europe.

How can business, civil society and public institutions work together? What impact can each of us make? On Thursday, 11th January 2018 we will welcome more than 40 experts on campus. They will share their expertise on finding potential solutions for these questions. Based on design thinking methods, the workshop participants will craft an idea how their UN Sustainable Development Goal can be reached. Our fabulous student team will moderate these workshops. Please find below the confirmed experts for each of the goal workshops.

Biotechnology and Sustainability

Moderation:

Stan Muraczewski

Experts/Coaches:

Wouter Moekotte - CEO, BeO Bottle

Martin Clemesha - Technical & Sales Manager, Braskem

Kristy-Barbara Lange - Deputy Managing Director, European Bioplastics

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Wouter Moekotte - CEO, BeO Bottle

Martin Clemesha - Technical & Sales Manager, Braskem

Kristy-Barbara Lange - Deputy Managing Director, European Bioplastics

 

Moderation:

Yvonne Löwenstein & Valentine D'Hoffschmidt

Experts/Coaches:

Elia Carceller - Youth Academy Coordinator @ SlowFood

Claire Gusko - Business Growth Manager @ INFARM

Sebastian Stricker (Founder), Victoria Leonhardt (Operations Manager) - Share The Meal

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Elia Carceller - Youth Academy Coordinator @ SlowFood

Slow Food Youth Academy Coordinator, changemaker, Slow Food Activist, MSc Environmental Sciences

 

 

 

Claire Gusko - Business Growth Manager @ INFARM

Claire is the Growth Manager at INFARM, working with teams across the company to identify and facilitate strategic growth initiatives. She is currently focusing on INFARM’s city by city expansion strategy, brand development, and optimisation of marketing processes. Background in law specialising in corporate finance, supplemented by time in the leading digital agency in London (AKQA) and a leading venture capital fund out of Berlin (German Startups Group). Grew up abroad, living and studying in S. Korea, Thailand, and the United Kingdom.

 

 

Sebastian Stricker (Founder), Victoria Leonhardt (Operations Manager) - Share The Meal

Moderation:

Thomas Erichsen

Experts/Coaches:

Carolin Kleiner - Co-Founder & CEO @ YUSE (in foundation)

Radostina Netsova - Volunteer @ UNICEF Berlin International Team

Stefan Wilhelm - Impact Manager @ Bayer Foundation

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Carolin Kleiner - Co-Founder & CEO @ YUSE (in foundation)

In her last job Carolin did Business Development for an innovative social project, which she’s now going to found as her own company, YUSE. With this she offers solutions to protect people against air pollution.
 
 
 

Radostina Netsova - Volunteer @ UNICEF Berlin International Team

Social Psychologist, PhD Researcher in International Relations and Cultural Diplomacy, Volunteer for UNICEF Berlin International Team.
 
 
 
 
 

Stefan Wilhelm - Impact Manager @ Bayer Foundation

Moderation:

Anya Chodosh

Experts/Coaches:

Franziska Bormann - Kiron

Gunda-Alexandra Detmers - UNICEF

Clemens Mulokozi - Jambo Bukoba

VW (tbc)

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Franziska Bormann - Kiron

Gunda-Alexandra Detmers - UNICEF

Clemens Mulokozi - Jambo Bukoba

Clemens Mulokozi, founder of the association Jambo Bukoba e.V. that empowers children in Tanzania through Sports.
 
 

VW (tbc)

Moderation:

Theresa Gerdes

Experts/Coaches:

Jessica Fröhlich (Head of Operations) & Isabelle Hoyer (Founder & Managing Director) @ PANDA

Olaf Radant - Manager @ BearingPoint

Dr. Julia Schimeta - Advisor European and international gender equality policy @ Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Monika Schulz-Strelow (President) & Elisabeth Kern (Leitung der Geschäftsstelle) @ FidAR e.V.

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Jessica Fröhlich (Head of Operations) @ PANDA

Isabelle Hoyer - Founder & Managing Director @ PANDA

Olaf Radant - Manager @ BearingPoint

Dr. Olaf Radant received a PhD in economics from the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain. He works as a Manager for the consulting company BearingPoint in the areas of strategy-, organizational development and business transformation. His research interests include demographic change, HR-Strategies and organizational development.

 

Dr. Julia Schimeta - Advisor European and international gender equality policy @ Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth

Monika Schulz-Strelow - President @ FidAR e.V.

Monika Schulz-Strelow is President of FidAR – Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte e.V. In 2006 with a group of highly motivated women, Monika Schulz-Strelow founded FidAR – Frauen in die Aufsichtsräte e.V. (Women in boards) which is a non-partisan initiative, campaigning for an increase of female board members in Germany. FidAR is one of the central contacts in politics and the media on the issue of more women on boards. The organisation has contributed to a significant number of activities and ongoing political lobbying in the last few years in Germany. One of the key achievements of FidAR is the entry into force of the quota law in Germany on 1st May 2015. For her achievements, Monika was honored by receiving the Federal Cross of Merit in 2013 from the German President. She is a member of several supervisory boards. With her company b.international group, she helps international investors to enter the German market successfully and advises international promotions companies. Monika has a longstanding affiliation with the BAO BERLIN International GmbH, where she spent nine years on the board and she has a widespread international business network. Since 2015 she has been member of the Board of the RAG Foundation. In 2016 and 2017 she was elected by the manager magazin as one of the 50 most influencial women in Germany.

Moderation:

Julia Kühl

Experts/Coaches:

Christiane Albrecht - Brot für die Welt

Abdurasul Kayumov - BORDA

Miriam Melcher - P&G

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Christiane Albrecht - Brot für die Welt

Christiane Albrecht (M.A.) was working for six years in the international media development & training at Deutsche Welle Akademie. Currently she is in charge of the educational work about the global responsibility at Bred for the world in the region of Berlin and Brandenburg.

 

Abdurasul Kayumov - BORDA

Miriam Melcher - P&G

Moderation:

Gabriele Caruso

Experts/Coaches:

Thomas Duveau - Head of Business Development @ Mobilsol

Nico Fettes - Project Lead Fund Ratings @ Carbon Disclosure Project

Thomas Liesch - Senior Project Manager @ Allianz

Florian Lüdeke-Freund - Chair for Corporate Sustainability @ ESCP Europe
 

 

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Thomas Duveau - Head of Business Development @ Mobilsol

Thomas Duveau is Chief Strategy Officer at Mobisol, a solar home system company that has brought electricity to more than 500.000 people living in Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda, thereby effectively contributing to reaching SDG7. 
 
 
 
Nico Fettes - Project Lead Fund Ratings @ Carbon Disclosure Project
 
Thomas Liesch - Senior Project Manager @ Allianz
 
Florian Lüdeke-Freund - Chair for Corporate Sustainability @ ESCP Europe
 

Moderation:

Melanie Keita

Experts/Coaches:

Paul Bethke - CEO @ LemonAid & ChariTea

Elizabeth Falmagne - Programme Manager @ On Purpose

Thomas Rolf - Manager Private Sector Cooperation & Economic and Social Development @ GIZ

Details

Moderation:

Deniz Turkcu

Experts/Coaches:

Karolina Baltulyte - Volunteer @ UNICEF Berlin International Team

Volker Klima - Senior Policy Officer @ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Alexander Piutti - Serial entrepreneur

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Karolina Baltulyte - Volunteer @ UNICEF Berlin International Team

I am Karolina Baltulyte, born in Lithuania, but in the past years I've been living in various places around the world. I am working in video production and media fields, also I'm a volunteer at The International Team UNICEF Berlin.

Volker Klima - Senior Policy Officer @ Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

I´m a rural development specialist with more than 10 years’ experience working and conducting research in Latin America/Caribbean and Asia for the German government and international NGOs. I have worked in numerous countries like Cuba, China, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Paraguay. Hence, I gained a strong background in land use systems, local governance and economic development featuring gender and conflict sensitive approaches for individual and organizational capacity development. At the Moment, I work as a senior policy officer for the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.

Development cooperation aims to help resolve crises and conflicts in a peaceful manner. It aims to help ensure that scarce resources are more equitably shared, and that our environment is preserved for coming generations. And it aims to help reduce global poverty. In order to achieve these goals, development policy must target different levels. And of course we cannot lose sight of the fact that foreign policy, trade policy, security policy and development policy are today very closely linked. This makes the mandate of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) wide and varied.

The BMZ develops the guidelines and the fundamental concepts on which German development policy is based. It devises long-term strategies for cooperation with the various players concerned and defines the rules for implementing that cooperation. These are the foundations for developing shared projects with partner countries and international development organisations. All efforts are informed by the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals, which ambitiously aim to halve poverty in the world by 2015.

Alexander Piutti - Serial Entrepreneur und Co-Founder SirPlus

Moderation:

Dev

Experts/Coaches:

Emmanuel Cacheux - Bombardier

Alexander Holst (Managing Director) & Julia Kroschewski (Analyst) @ Accenture Strategy, Sustainability & Trust

Albert Kreisel & Max Becker - Medellin/Berlin Team @ Urban Lab

Jannis Sutor - Design Thinking Expert @ Volkswagen AG

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Emmanuel Cacheux - Bombardier

Alexander Holst - Managing Director @ Accenture Strategy

Alexander Holst is Managing Director for Accenture Strategy and leads the Sustainability and Trust Practice in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. He led several strategy projects at corporate clients looking at how to value ecological and societal aspects and to capture financial benefits by integrating them into product portfolios, processes, and business models.

Julia Kroschweski - Analyst @ Accenture Strategy

Julia Kroschewski is a strategy consultant at Accenture Strategy Sustainability & Trust and supported the developement of the handbook “How companies can improve their impact on the Sustainable Development Goals and Harness the Power of Digitalization”. Prior to Accenture Strategy and next to her studies, she has founded and lead the Hamburg location of an international social impact consultancy.

Albert Kreisel & Max Becker - Medellin/Berlin Team @ Urban Lab

Jannis Sutor - Design Thinking Expert @ Volkswagen AG

Moderation:

Bianca Barthelemy

Experts/Coaches:

Maria Ledous - UNIQLO

Xavier Mallet - CEO @ Make Sense

Florence Ziesemer - Femnet

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Maria Ledous - UNIQLO

Xavier Mallet - CEO @ Make Sense

Florence Ziesemer - Femnet

Florence Ziesemer is an advocate for sustainable and fair fashion. As a researcher at the University of Potsdam, she focusses on sustainable consumer behavior and sufficient lifestyles . She holds workshops on global working conditions in the textile industry for the human rights organization FEMNET e.V.

Moderation:

Judith Exl

Experts/Coaches:

Mario Dziamski - Corporate Strategy Sustainability Management and Corporate Foresight @ Deutsche Bahn

Olga Horn - Officer Smart Cities Team @ ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability

Thomas Kraubitz - Associate @ BuroHappold

Details

Moderation:

Clara Camesasca

Experts/Coaches:

Garette Clark - Sustainable Lifestyle Division @ UNEP 

Mari Nishimura - UN

Malte Rose - Swash Village

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Garette Clark - Sustainable Lifestyle Division @ UNEP 

Garrette Clark leads UN Environment's activities to support a shift to sustainable lifestyles and education. Building on evidence, she coordinates methodologies and messaging on what are sustainable lifestyles and how to promote them.  Living sustainably is not only about individual choice. It is also about governments and businesses enacting policies and designing goods and services that guide and offer more (or only) sustainable lifestyle options. In most cases, the highest environmental impacts of goods and services happen at points in the life cycle stages of design and production - long before they reach the consumer. In the face of marketing that promotes a ‘more is better’ model, UN Environment activities also look at providing real aspirational messaging aligned with people’s needs and desires, within the carrying capacity of the planet.  This builds on over 20 years of experience of working in developing and emerging economies with the private sector on issues such as sustainable product design and eco-innovation.

Mari Nishimura - UN

Malte Rose - Swash Village

“I am Malte Rose, Assistant Programme Coordinator (HR) for the "SWASH Village” programme of the sustainable development grassroots NGO EduCARE India. SWASH Village is an NGO initiative undertaking small scale applied research and community based sustainable solutions for sanitation and waste management in rural India. As part of this environmental development programme I am responsible for knowledge creation and its management as well as human resource development. I hold a Master’s in International Relations from the University of Aberdeen, UK and a Bachelor’s in Social Science(tracks: Human Geography & Psychology) from University College Roosevelt in the Netherlands.”

Moderation:

Robin Vroom

Experts/Coaches:

Klaus Hagedorn - Analyst @ 2degree Investing Initiative

David Oehmen - Associate Programme Officer @ UNFCCC

Marc Watine - Senior Consultant @ PwC

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Klaus Hagedorn - Analyst @ 2degree Investing Initiative

Klaus works for the international think-tank 2° Investing Initiative as an analyst and project manager with expertise in renewable technologies, energy data and IT development. He mainly works on projects related to the development of Carbon/climate-metrics for the financial sector.

Prior joining 2° Investing Initiative in early 2016, he worked in solar cell and module research for Bosch Solar Energy and Fraunhofer Institut für Solare Energysysteme ISE. Klaus holds a bachelor in Physics and a master in Renewable Energy Management.

 

David Oehmen - Associate Programme Officer @ UNFCCC

David Oehmen studied Media Management as well as Politics and Economics in Cologne, Bochum and Rennes and worked as a TV journalist before joining UN Climate Change, where he now leads the digital strategies and innovation workstream of the organization's Climate Change Adaptation programme.

 

 

Marc Watine - Senior Consultant @ PwC

Marc Watine is Senior Consultant in PwC’s Infrastructure Advisory practice. His current consultancy projects include the development, implementation and evaluation of plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the energy and transportation sectors.

Moderation:

Leon Philippi

Experts/Coaches:

Markus Höfels - Noventiz

Christoph Schulz - Founder @ CareElite

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Markus Höfels - Noventiz

50 years, 3 children, living in Cologne, studied macroeconomics at University of Cologne. Exam 1996.

Several positions in the Food- and Recycling area. Founder of Noventiz-Group in 2006. CEO and Speaker of the board. Actual different board-activities.

Christoph Schulz - Founder @ CareElite

Christoph Schulz is a Social Entrepreneur and Environmentalist from Berlin. He founded his automated Online Business CareElite to fight against plastic garbage in the environment and to change consumer behavior.

Moderation:

Camilla Gori

Experts/Coaches:

Raphael Fellmer - Co-Founder & CEO @ SirPlus

Maximilian Mueller - Researcher @ International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Sascha Rieth - Head of Quality, Safety at Work and Sustainability @ BioCompany

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Photo credits: Maja Seidel

Raphael Fellmer - Co-Founder & CEO @ SirPlus

Raphael is tackling food waste since 2009, he lived 5 years without using money to raise awareness for 1/3 of all food that is wasted globally. He is Co-founder and CEO of SirPlus, a surplus online shop & supermarket in Berlin.

 

Maximilian Mueller - Researcher @ International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Sascha Rieth - Head of Quality, Safety at Work and Sustainability @ BioCompany

Moderation:

Nathanael Dagane

Experts/Coaches:

Steffen Kunaht - Forensic Services @ PwC

Angela McClellan - Senior Advisor, Business Integrity Programme @ Transparency International

Details

Steffen Kunaht - Forensic Services @ PwC

Angela McClellan - Senior Advisor, Business Integrity Programme @ Transparency International

Ms. McClellan is a senior expert on anti-corruption and anti-bribery issues in business. She is currently leading global advocacy and communication of Transparency International’s Business Integrity team. Transparency International is an international non-profit organisation dedicated to the fight against corruption by advancing global standards and working with businesses and governments for collective solutions. Ms. McClellan is also Transparency International’s global policy lead for anti-money laundering and banking integrity. She has extensive experience in multi-stakeholder processes promoting business integrity and in-depth knowledge on G20 financial reform, corporate social responsibility and corporate reporting. Before joining Transparency International in 2006, Ms. McClellan worked for InWEnt Capacity Building International (now part of German Association for International Cooperation). Mc. McClellan has a Master of Political Science from Free University Berlin and a Master of Business Administration from the European School for Management and Technology. She speaks German, French and Italian and has worked in Rome, New York and Berlin.

Moderation:

Marie Fillion

Experts/Coaches:

Axel Bachmann - General Manager Sustainability @ Coca Cola European Partners

Prof. Dr. Silke Bustamante - HWR Berlin

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Team

Meet our event team! Members include students from ESCP Europe's Master in International Sustainability Management programme and ESCP Europe staff.

Contact

Want to get involved with the conference? Then get in touch with us!

Jan Ehlers // jehlers@escpeurope.eu // +49 30 32007-149

Michaela Wieandt // mwieandt@escpeurope.eu // +49 30 32007-166

Impressions

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ESCP Europe Berlin Campus: Conference for Sustainable Innovation - Designing Tomorrow