Killam Connection Public Scholarship Lecture – March 13 2017

Towards a Circular Economy: The Case of the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area

Join Jacqueline Cramer, professor, Utrecht University, the Netherlands for a discussion of the journey toward a circular economy, using the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area as an example.

Jacqueline Cramer is strategic advisor of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute/Utrecht University and member of the Amsterdam Economic Board, particularly in charge of the circular economy. Moreover, she is director of the consultancy firm ‘Sustainable Entrepreneurship; strategy and innovation consulting’.

She was previously Minister of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment for the Labour Party (February 2007 – February 2010). Her background is primarily related to industry, working as a consultant for many years with more than 150 companies on the implementation of sustainable entrepreneurship and corporate social responsibility. Moreover, she has worked as a part-time professor since 1990. She was and still is member of various (inter)national advisory boards of the government, industry and non-profit organizations.

This lecture is the fifth in a five-part series of public lectures that accompany the course Leading the Way to a Low-Carbon Future. This course and lecture series has been made possible by the Killam Trusts.