What's the key to embracing Circularity?
How can you reinvent Value Chains?
Harald Tepper is Senior Director of Sustainable Development at Philips, Program lead Circular Economy characterized by his passion for helping people to get the best out of themselves and their organizations while solving tough problems.
The talk will shine a light on the innovations brought by embracing circularity inside Value Chains. We’ll dive into a range of thought-provoking topics, including:
As lead of the Philips Circular Economy program, Harald aims to drive innovation and business value creation via the transition to a circular economy. As such, he focuses on closing loops, product and business model design, further embedding sustainability and circular thinking into the core processes and culture of the company – with active engagement of employees. Prior to Philips, Harald worked as Director of the DNA Investigation Department at the Dutch Forensic Institute, and as transformation management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
In 2006, he co-founded the “Nationale DenkTank” to solve the societal problems of today by breaking down the barriers between science, industry and government. The foundation brings together the brightest students from a wide variety of disciplines. Within 4 months, they come up with innovative and practical solutions, a few of which have been realized by market parties every year. By now, they have tackled problems in the areas of health, education, sustainability, and trust in institutions, and have built a vibrant network over 140 alumni that initiate new innovative projects on a regular basis.