This CONNECT University session part of the “Digital 4 Sustainability” series of lectures will tackle the topic of digital solutions in a systems perspective, addressing planetary boundaries, material choices and the power of information flows. One of the angles was about how to build a coherent digital data ecosystem that supports transition to circular economy at company, city, regional and EU level. Another dimension referred to setting our digital policies in the broader context of planetary limits and global resource flows.
Our speaker, Eva Gladek is one of the top influencers in sustainability in the Netherlands, a country leading the transition to the circular economy. Eva holds a Master’s in Industrial Environmental Management from Yale University and a Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology from Amherst College. She is an expert in technical environmental management techniques and is the founder and CEO of Metabolic, which is a consulting, research, and venture building firm, focused on tackling global sustainability challenges and advancing a circular economy. The company was found in 2012 with the mission of transitioning the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable and circular state. It provides strategies and tools, crunches data, creates new technologies, builds pilots and scales up innovations.