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  • Date and time: Tuesday 8 June 2021, 1pm to 2pm
  • Location: Online only
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

Event details

What is the role of business in driving sustainability and sufficient consumption?

Unsustainable consumption is at the very heart of our sustainability crisis. Nancy Bocken and Laura Niessen of Maastricht University’s Sustainability Institute will discuss the fundamental role companies can play in driving sustainable consumption patterns through new business models which look beyond the ‘green consumer’. 

Discover how extending product life, shared ownership and in-built reusability could drive sustainable consumption and circular economy models. 

This event is hosted live on Zoom Webinar. You’ll receive a link to join a couple of days before the event takes place and a reminder an hour before. During the event, you can ask questions via a Q&A function but audience cameras and microphones will remain muted throughout.

This is one of two events presented by the York-Maastricht Partnership exploring climate change, conservation and sustainability. You may also enjoy Global South: Climate change and conservation on Wednesday 9 June.

About the speakers

Nancy Bocken is Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht University’s Sustainability Institute. Nancy has coordinated various European and national research projects with a focus on business as the driver for sustainability transitions.  She is also academic lead of the development of a new Masters programme in sustainable business, in partnership with the University of York.  She is a Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership, advisor to TNO (the Dutch association for applied scientific research) and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC). Nancy previously held positions in the logistics, banking and consulting sectors.

Laura Niessen’s background in sustainability sciences and environmental studies has seen her delving into research around circular economy policy in Ireland as well as working with Nancy Bocken on the ERC-funded Circular X project at the Maastricht Sustainability Institute.  Her PhD research aims to investigate how circular economy business models can drive sustainable consumption through sufficiency-based approaches.


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