Fireside Chat

Navigating the Complex World of Supply Chain Sustainability:
Insights from an Expert

What's the role of critical raw materials?
How to close the Sustainability Skills Gap?
Can Circularity drive economic growth?

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CO2 Footprint Training with The Fresh Connection

Friday, November 18th 2022

14:00 - 16:00 PM, CET – Central European Time (UTC+1)

Wherever you are...online!

Join us for an exciting fireside chat hosted by Noah Schaul, Director Corporate Training at Inchainge. Our guest speaker is Elmer Rietveld, a renowned researcher at TNO. He is experienced in fields such as material science, supply chain management, and welfare economics. With expertise in critical raw materials and circular economy, he is uniquely positioned to offer valuable insights.

TNO is one of the largest independent research organizations in the Netherlands. Also known for its cutting-edge innovation in applied sciences and technology.

We'll be discussing the critical role of supply chain management in driving a more sustainable future. Don't miss this exciting opportunity. Join us online to learn from a leading expert in the field.


We'll dive into a range of thought-provoking topics, including:

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The role of critical raw materials in the transition to a circular economy.
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The potential for circular economy practices to drive economic growth and job creation.
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Sustainable Supply Chain Management: It's not just the right thing to do, It's good business.
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Is the funnel of career-ready talent for an increasingly complex and demanding job market drying up?

Join the conversation! Learn from one of the leading experts in critical raw materials and circular economy. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with industry professionals.

Stay updated on the latest developments in this rapidly evolving field.

Fireside chat with


Elmer Rietveld

Senior researcher at TNO: critical raw materials, circular economy, ESG and international trade

Elmer Rietveld is an internationally acknowledged researcher in the field of critical raw materials and circular economy. He possesses a diverse range of skills and knowledge spanning various fields. This includes material science, supply chain management, and welfare economics. Elmer is uniquely positioned to offer insights into the challenges and opportunities of this emerging field.

Learn more about Elmer

Noah Schaul

Director Corporate Training at Inchainge

Noah, Director Corporate Training at Inchainge, has a passion for all things related to circularity. Originally from Luxembourg, he began his studies and professional career in the Netherlands where he lived for 6 years.

Noah is a master trainer for Inchainge's circular business game, The Blue Connection, and a contributor to the textbook Mastering the Circular Economy. He is dedicated to developing applied circular learning programs. And inspiring companies to adopt circular practices in the Netherlands and beyond. He currently resides in Barcelona, Spain.

Our online training session on CO2 footprint with The Fresh Connection dives into this topic. In this online training we aim to provide you with: 

  • Cross-functional decision-making abilities 
  • Insights into markets and warehouse footprint 
  • An idea of expanding to export markets 

The session is specially held for certified educators of The Fresh Connection who want to know more about the CO2 footprint variant. Participants will get the chance to play a few rounds with the CO2 footprint variant in The Fresh Connection which will enable them to ask more complex questions and go in-depth on the topic.  


What is a CO2 footprint variant? 

Greenhouse gas or CO2 emission is one of the major concerns of carbon footprint. According to UK Research and Innovation (sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)), the logistics industry is responsible for nearly 940 million tons of CO2 emissions annually. Storage and group shipments are often considered to emit maximum CO2. It is of high priority to understand the consequences of this kind of emission and to come up with ways to control them. 


What is The Fresh Connection? 

The Fresh Connection is an innovative web-based business simulation game. It engages participants in turning around the performance of a loss-making manufacturer of fruit juices. In teams of 4, participants will represent the functional roles of VP Purchasing, VP Operations, VP Supply Chain, and VP Sales. Participants will be confronted with various real-life, real-time dilemmas. Cross-functional understanding and collaboration are key components, as teams work together to turn the company around. It is also referred to as the Ultimate Value Chain Experience since it covers a wide range of topics relating to Value Chain Management. 

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