Business Models for the Circular Economy
LECTURE 7
Business Models for the Circular Economy
LECTURE 7
Sustainability is one of the most important challenges for the coming years. However, sustainability also creates many opportunities for new business models. In addition, sustainable solutions and processes are becoming increasingly essential to meet the requirements of legislators and the wishes of customers who place great importance on sustainable production. This lecture will explore the relationship of business models for creating a healthy business and how these business models can contribute to a better world.
Who will teach you?
Nancy Bocken
Maastricht University, TU Delft, HOMIE start-up
Nancy Bocken is Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht University, Maastricht Sustainability Institute, the Netherlands. Her research topics include sustainable business models, business experiments, Circular Economy, sufficiency and closing the 'idea-action' gap for sustainability. Nancy's most recent research project is Circular X, a €1.5m, five-year research project funded by the ERC about experimentation with circular business models. Nancy is academic lead of the new joint Master's in Sustainable Business in Maastricht together with York University. Nancy is also Fellow at Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and co-founded her own circular and sustainable business called HOMIE. She holds a PhD from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, which was fully funded by Unilever.



Xiaohui Liang
Peking University Law School, China National Textile and Apparel Council, China
Used to be the programme coordinator of the Human Rights Master Programme at Peking University. Later, Dr Liang joined the Office for Social Responsibility of China National Textile and Apparel Council as Chief Researcher in charge of China's first voluntary CSR initiative and social responsibility management system. Has participated in the development of various international instruments on social responsibility and responsible business initiated by the United Nations and the OECD. Is a member of the Global Future Council of the World Economic Forum, a member of the Human Rights and Labour Rights Working Group of the United Nations Global Compact. In 2016, was recognised by the United Nations Global Compact as one of the world's first ten Pioneers in Sustainable Development Goals.