Impact Partners

LET’S BECOME PARTNERS FOR SOCIETAL ADVANCEMENT!

Our Impact Partners are C2C enthusiasts and pioneers in the Circular Economy following the principles of Cradle to Cradle. They design and develop their products according to Cradle to Cradle criteria, embed the approach into their business processes, and build innovative business models. Most importantly, they prove that ecology and economy can go hand in hand in a climate-positive C2C economy.

We have been actively anchoring Cradle to Cradle in the middle of society since 2014. Through our networking platforms and educational formats, our professional and public events, with our volunteers in the D-A-CH region and in our C2C LAB.

Our added value for you? We are the voice for C2C that communicates with your customers, business partners, politicians, and scientists.

 

For this, we need solid funding and strong partners. Become one of them!

CIRCULAR clothing
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"We believe in making the biological cycle of Cradle to Cradle the industrial standard. Only by joining forces can we accelerate the paradigm shift towards more social and environmental responsibility."

KAREN RAUSCHENBACH
President Circular Clothing Cooperative

Drees & Sommer

"As a visionary concept, Cradle to Cradle offers a tangible solution to the problems of resource waste and environmental pollution. Therefore, we appreciate the commitment of C2C NGO, which contributes enormously to the nationwide dissemination of the Cradle to Cradle principle and the networking of all relevant actors. For us, C2C is not only the way to circular buildings and products, but the key to a livable and sustainable future."

DR. PETER MÖSLE
Partner of Drees & Sommer SE and Managing Director EPEA GmbH – Part of Drees & Sommer

GLS
Person weiblich gelesen sitzend auf gelbem Sessel, kurze blonde Haare, weiß, lächelnd

,,Sustainability determines our corporate strategy. Circular Economy will be an increasingly important pillar in all six of our industries in the future. For us, cooperation with C2C NGO is important because only in strong communities we will be able to find new solutions and master the challenges of the socio-ecological transformation.''

CHRISTINA OPITZ
Member of the Board, GLS Bank

filamente

"We plan according to Cradle to Cradle principles out of a sense of responsibility to preserve the beauty and diversity of this world. Together in an active network of different professions, we see the greatest chances of success for this."

CHRISTIAN VOGLER
Managing Founding Partner, filamente GmbH

Interzero

"We believe in a world without waste. Only if we consistently recycle raw materials we can relieve the burden on our planet and preserve the basis of life for future generations. We therefore support the work of the C2C NGO with full conviction. As a leading circular services provider, we know: Networking and cooperation are enormously important in order to fully tap the potential of the Circular Economy."

ALEXANDER MAAK
Head of Zero Waste Solutions National, Interzero

KOSMOS

"KOSMOS was one of the first publishers to produce books according to the Cradle to Cradle principle back in 2016. The idea of a continuous cycle and healthy materials convinced us right from the start. Cradle to Cradle provides interesting best practice examples from different industries and promotes networking between business and politics. We really appreciate this exchange and learning together because it motivates, inspires, and brings us step by step closer to our goal of making books and games environmentally friendly."

MICHAEL FLEISSNER

Managing Director of KOSMOS Verlag

Lindner

"At Lindner, we don't wait for solutions, we develop them ourselves. That's why we have been working for years on materials and production processes that can be recycled, as well as deconstructible solutions for interior construction. With circular business models, we also close the circle in use. With C2C NGO, we have a good comrade-in-arms to drive our visions forward."

HEINRICH BÜCHNER
Managing Director der Lindner Group

Lokay

"We want to make products for circular loops. Products that become nutrients, not waste. Let's think in a new way! As an Impact Partner, we promote the C2C vision and contribute to the health of people and the environment."

RALF LOKAY
Managing Director of Umweltdruckerei Lokay e.K.

Lokay

"We support C2C NGO and thus the dissemination of the C2C concept as a foundation and blueprint to build our future on and to achieve an overall turnaround - as quickly and as thoroughly as possible."

WILHELM MAUSS (MANAGING DIRECTOR), SARAH GAUS (PROJECT MANAGEMER SUSTAINABILITY)
Lorenz GmbH & Co. KG

neunmalklug

"Thanks to C2C, children can put our picture books in their mouths without worrying. They are healthy, leave no toxic waste, and are therefore perfect for a biological cycle.
Just like C2C NGO, we also want to make this concept known. Through the NGO's network and various events, we get a wider reach and the support we need to spread the C2C idea."

CHARLOTTE STIEFEL &
SARAH ROLLER

Founders and publishers of the neunmalklug publishing house

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novo tech

"Closing the material cycles for material-healthy products is essential for a future fit for grandchildren. To spread this idea, we need to develop a wave that inspires the whole society and mobilizes all forces. For this, we need strong partners like C2C NGOs."

HOLGER SASSE
Founder and Managing Director
NOVO-TECH Trading GmbH & Co. KG

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Polycare

"Polycare is committed to the circular economy to transform the construction industry in a sustainable way. C2C NGO brings like-minded stakeholders together to help accelerate change."

Andreas Kunsmann - COO
Robert Rösler - CTO
Dr Gerhard Dust - Founder and CEO

Polycare

Print the change

"Doing business according to the Cradle to Cradle principle does not only bring competitive advantages, but it also makes an important contribution to climate protection. With the Print the Change cooperative and our strong strategic partners such as Cradle to Cradle NGO, we are moving from competition towards cooperation - a concept for the future."

ERNST GUGLER (CHAIRMAN), MARKUS VÖGELI (BOARD MEMBER)

Print the Change

REMONDIS

"Without a circular economy, the climate protection target cannot be achieved. C2C has recognized that for that, we need a comprehensive economic change, which REMONDIS is happy to support."

HERWART WILMS

Managing Director REMONDIS Assets & Services GmbH & Co. KG

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runamics
Portrait person männlich gelesen, bonde kurze Haare, schwarzes Shirt, weiß, Brille dunkel, lacht, Bart

Sportswear still ends up everywhere, but not in functioning technical cycles. Moreover, it is often not suitable for direct skin contact. For this reason, it must at least be designed to be environmentally safe and function for the biological cycle. Ideally, the technical cycle is thought of directly. Through the impact partnership at C2C NGO, we get insights into the challenges of like-minded people from other industries, new partners, access to know-how, joint projects and, in some cases, the press.

STEFFEN OTTEN

Managing Director runamics GmbH

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Triodos Bank

"At the moment, the global climate targets cannot be met with the conventional use of materials in construction. Not only must the business become more efficient, but also the building itself must become radically circular. Walk the talk: this has also been implemented with the new company headquarters "De Reehorst", which was built according to Cradle to Cradle criteria."

GEORG SCHÜRMANN
Managing Director Triodos Bank N.V. Deutschland

Troldtkekt

"At Troldtekt we have designed our business strategy according to C2C principles. Based on this, we can work systematically with sustainability in terms of both our product and the production. At the same time, we see C2C as a means to spread a true circular economy in the construction industry - and therefore, it goes without saying that we support C2C NGO."

PEER LETH
CEO Troldtekt Deutschland GmbH

Urselmann
Person männlich gelesen, weiß, Brille, lächelnd, mit Notizbuch

"Doing business within planetary boundaries - this is the potential that Cradle to Cradle has for us. Especially in the construction industry, this is urgently needed. C2C NGO is the hub for networking people who want to make a difference."

SVEN URSELMANN
urselmann interior

Uzin
Person männlich gelesen, weiß, blauer Anzug, lächelnd,

"We know that protecting the environment and people is demanding. That is why our product development goes beyond what is required by law. Our aim has always been to develop new, environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives to existing solutions. This is why we support the work of C2C NGO. It is only by working together that we can integrate the circular economy into the economy in a sustainable and meaningful way."

PHILIPP UTZ
Member of the Board, Uzin Utz

Werner & Mertz

"C2C NGO creates the link between companies, civil society, and politics for the joint creation of a circular future!

REINHARD SCHNEIDER

Managing Partner Werner & Mertz GmbH

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ZINQ

"In our C2C surfaces, we combine resource efficiency and resource effectiveness. We strive for the C2C principle in both the product and the process. We are involved as a C2C NGO Impactpartner because it is precisely the networking of business, NGOs and politics that needs to be driven forward in order to implement this principle on a large scale."

LARS BAUMGÜRTEL
CEO Voigt & Schweitzer
GmbH & Co. KG

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circular clothing
vier Personen sitzen auf Treppe, weiblich gelesen, weiß, lachen

"We believe in making the biological cycle of Cradle to Cradle the industrial standard. Only by joining forces can we accelerate the paradigm shift towards more social and environmental responsibility."

KAREN RAUSCHENBACH
President Circular Clothing Cooperative

Drees & Sommer

"As a visionary concept, Cradle to Cradle offers a tangible solution to the problems of resource waste and environmental pollution. Therefore, we appreciate the commitment of C2C NGO, which contributes enormously to the nationwide dissemination of the Cradle to Cradle principle and the networking of all relevant actors. For us, C2C is not only the way to circular buildings and products, but the key to a livable and sustainable future."

DR. PETER MÖSLE
Partner of Drees & Sommer SE and Managing Director of EPEA GmbH – Part of Drees & Sommer

GLS
Person weiblich gelesen sitzend auf gelbem Sessel, kurze blonde Haare, weiß, lächelnd

,,Sustainability determines our corporate strategy. Circular Economy will be an increasingly important pillar in all six of our industries in the future. For us, cooperation with C2C NGO is important because only in strong communities we will be able to find new solutions and master the challenges of the socio-ecological transformation.''

CHRISTINA OPITZ
Member of the Board, GLS BANK

filamente
Portrait Person männlich gelesen, helle Haare, Bart

"We plan according to Cradle to Cradle principles out of a sense of responsibility to preserve the beauty and diversity of this world. Together in an active network of different professions, we see the greatest chances of success for this."

CHRISTIAN VOGLER
Managing Founding Partner, filamente GmbH

INTERZERO

"We believe in a world without waste. Only if we consistently recycle raw materials we can relieve the burden on our planet and preserve the basis of life for future generations. We therefore support the work of the C2C NGO with full conviction. As a leading circular services provider, we know: Networking and cooperation are enormously important in order to fully tap the potential of the Circular Economy."

ALEXANDER MAAK
Head of Zero Waste Solutions National, Interzero

KOSMOS

"KOSMOS was one of the first publishers to produce books according to the Cradle to Cradle principle back in 2016. The idea of a continuous cycle and healthy materials convinced us right from the start. Cradle to Cradle provides interesting best practice examples from different industries and promotes networking between business and politics. We really appreciate this exchange and learning together because it motivates, inspires, and brings us step by step closer to our goal of making books and games environmentally friendly."

MICHAEL FLEISSNER

Managing Director KOSMOS Verlags

Lindner

"At Lindner, we don't wait for solutions, we develop them ourselves. That's why we have been working for years on materials and production processes that can be recycled, as well as deconstructible solutions for interior construction. With circular business models, we also close the circle in use. With C2C NGO, we have a good comrade-in-arms to drive our visions forward."

HEINRICH BÜCHNER
Managing Director der Lindner Group

Lokay

"We want to make products for circular loops. Products that become nutrients, not waste. Let's think in a new way! As an Impact Partner, we promote the C2C vision and contribute to the health of people and the environment."

RALF LOKAY
Managing Director of Umweltdruckerei Lokay e.K.

neunmalklug

"Thanks to C2C, children can put our picture books in their mouths without worrying. They are healthy, leave no toxic waste, and are therefore perfect for a biological cycle.
Just like C2C NGO, we also want to make this concept known. Through the NGO's network and various events, we get a wider reach and the support we need to spread the C2C idea."

CHARLOTTE STIEFEL UND
SARAH ROLLER

Founders and publishers of the neunmalklug publishing house

© fotoinstyle

novo tech

"Closing the material cycles for material-healthy products is essential for a future fit for grandchildren. To spread this idea, we need to develop a wave that inspires the whole society and mobilizes all forces. For this, we need strong partners like C2C NGOs."

HOLGER SASSE
Founder and Managing Director NOVO-TECH Trading GmbH & Co. KG

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Polycare

"Polycare is committed to the circular economy to transform the construction industry in a sustainable way. C2C NGO brings like-minded stakeholders together to help accelerate change."

Andreas Kunsmann - COO
Robert Rösler - CTO
Dr Gerhard Dust - Founder and CEO)

Polycare

Print the change

"Doing business according to the Cradle to Cradle principle does not only bring competitive advantages, but it also makes an important contribution to climate protection. With the Print the Change cooperative and our strong strategic partners such as Cradle to Cradle NGO, we are moving from competition towards cooperation - a concept for the future."

ERNST GUGLER (Chairman), MARKUS VÖGELI (Board member)

Print the Change

REMONDIS

"Without a circular economy, the climate protection target cannot be achieved. C2C has recognized that for that, we need a comprehensive economic change, which REMONDIS is happy to support."

HERWART WILMS

Managing Director of REMONDIS Assets & Services GmbH & Co. KG

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runamics
Portrait person männlich gelesen, bonde kurze Haare, schwarzes Shirt, weiß, Brille dunkel, lacht, Bart

Sportswear still ends up everywhere, but not in functioning technical cycles. Moreover, it is often not suitable for direct skin contact. For this reason, it must at least be designed to be environmentally safe and function for the biological cycle. Ideally, the technical cycle is thought of directly. Through the impact partnership at C2C NGO, we get insights into the challenges of like-minded people from other industries, new partners, access to know-how, joint projects and, in some cases, the press.

STEFFEN OTTEN

Managing Director, runamics GmbH

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Triodos Bank

"At the moment, the global climate targets cannot be met with the conventional use of materials in construction. Not only must the business become more efficient, but also the building itself must become radically circular. Walk the talk: this has also been implemented with the new company headquarters "De Reehorst", which was built according to Cradle to Cradle criteria."

GEORG SCHÜRMANN
Managing Director Triodos Bank N.V. Germany

Troldtkekt

"At Troldtekt we have designed our business strategy according to C2C principles. Based on this, we can work systematically with sustainability in terms of both our product and the production. At the same time, we see C2C as a means to spread a true circular economy in the construction industry - and therefore, it goes without saying that we support C2C NGO."

PEER LETH
CEO Troldtekt Germany GmbH

Urselmann
Person männlich gelesen, weiß, Brille, lächelnd, mit Notizbuch

"Doing business within planetary boundaries - this is the potential that Cradle to Cradle has for us. Especially in the construction industry, this is urgently needed. C2C NGO is the hub for networking people who want to make a difference."

SVEN Urselmann
urselmann interior

Uzin
Person männlich gelesen, weiß, blauer Anzug, lächelnd,

"We know that protecting the environment and people is demanding. That is why our product development goes beyond what is required by law. Our aim has always been to develop new, environmentally friendly and sustainable alternatives to existing solutions. This is why we support the work of C2C NGO. It is only by working together that we can integrate the circular economy into the economy in a sustainable and meaningful way."

PHILIPP UTZ
Member of the Board, Uzin Utz

Werner & Mertz

"C2C NGO creates the link between companies, civil society, and politics for the joint creation of a circular future!”

REINHARD SCHNEIDER

Managing Partner of Werner & Mertz GmbH

© Evelyn Drager

ZINQ

"In our C2C surfaces, we combine resource efficiency and resource effectiveness. We strive for the C2C principle in both the product and the process. We are involved as a C2C NGO Impactpartner because it is precisely the networking of business, NGOs and politics that needs to be driven forward in order to implement this principle on a large scale."

LARS BAUMGÜRTEL
CEO Voigt & Schweitzer
GmbH & Co. KG

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OUR IMPACT PARTNERS

The digital platform Brain-of-Materials facilitates the research and comparability of material properties, supports digital development and design processes in value chains, and helps manufacturers of Cradle to Cradle materials to find partners and customers.

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The Circular Clothing collaboration platform pursues the goal of a waste-free textile industry in which resources are used in a closed biological cycle according to Cradle to Cradle. The cooperative offers textile labels a cost-effective, collaborative approach to accelerating the transition to a circular economy.

The real estate developer focuses, among others things, on construction according to Cradle to Cradle criteria. The company provides support primarily through planning and process consulting for new buildings or renovations according to C2C.

Filamente is a team of designers with a focus on exhibition design and knowledge transfer. The team plans sustainable and inclusive exhibitions according to Cradle to Cradle and interactive exhibits and media for public clients from the federal and state governments as well as museums and universities.

GLS Bank - das macht sinn

The social-ecological GLS Bank is the pioneer for sustainable companies and projects. The cooperative bank accompanies forward-looking developments and thus contributes to the transformation of society.

Logo Holcim Schriftzug blau

As a pioneer in sustainable construction, Holcim Germany develops innovative construction products and solutions for clients, construction companies, architects and engineers.
Always with a clear focus on climate protection and the circular economy.
Our mission: Build more with less material.

Logo Interzero - zero waste solutions

Interzero stands for sustainable closed-loop solutions and innovative plastics recycling in line with the cradle-to-cradle principle. Together with our customers, we help shape the raw material supply of tomorrow – and actively contribute to climate and resource protection with our “zero waste solutions”.

In its long-term investments in buildings, real estate investor Jamestown attaches importance to their environmental and social sustainability. All 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals are an integral part of the investment strategy.

The publishing house has books for children and adults in its program that have been printed according to Cradle to Cradle criteria. These products are completely harmless to health and can be recycled.

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The environmental printing company uses only biodegradable vegetable oil-based inks and prints according to C2C criteria. This makes the print products healthy for people and the environment.

Logo Leipfinger Bader Ziegelwerke orange schwarz

The Group is a leading manufacturer of building materials and system components for sustainable construction. A continuous circular economy has been the declared goal of the corporate strategy for years. With a unique brick recycling concept, LB is considered a C2C initiator in the industry.

Logo Lindner rot

The Lindner Group is a full-range supplier of interior finishing, facades and insulation technology with C2C-certified systems and 55 years of experience in developing advanced solutions with added value.

In its core business, the sustainable company focuses on smart metering as a product-as-a-service, including take-back. The meters themselves have a high recycling content.

Neunmalklug is the first publishing house in Germany whose entire range of picture books for children is printed in a material-healthy way and according to Cradle to Cradle criteria.

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The think tank and innovator promotes ideas and projects according to binding ecological, economic, and social criteria. Next Incubator’s strategy is always oriented towards the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

The wood material from NOVO-TECH is Cradle to Cradle certified. It runs through a technical cycle, is extremely material-healthy, robust, durable and therefore ideally suited for sustainable construction of many outdoor applications, such as terraces, fences and house facades of the megawood® brand.

polycare logo

Polycare develops circular building solutions to contribute to the construction industry’s revolution toward climate positivity. The cement-free masonry system developed for this purpose is completely designed for recycling in the technical cycle and also offers the possibility of incorporating residual materials from various industries into the product as raw materials.

Print the Change includes the Gugler and Vögeli print shops from Austria and Switzerland. The cooperative offers materially healthy and compostable print products across Europe according to C2C criteria.

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The family-owned company develops, builds and plans real estate projects characterized by a responsible, appreciative approach to people and nature. Ratisbona is thus driving the ecological turnaround of the construction and real estate industry on the way to climate-neutral, healthy and recyclable cities and communities.

Remondis is one of the world’s largest recycling firms. The company aligns its processing operations with C2C criteria, including the recovery of resources from biological residues.

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The world’s first Cradle to Cradle sports brand. For a good feeling during sports on all dimensions.

The sustainable bank promotes positive social, environmental and cultural change through its investment strategy. In the financing business, the focus is on sustainable, green and innovative business models.

Troldtekt produces acoustic and wall panels according to C2C criteria. They are fully biodegradable and increase the soil’s ability to absorb nutrients when composted.

Urselmann Interior

Urselmann Interior implements holistic interior projects and designs and builds interiors inspired by the C2C school of thought and the C2C design concept. The goal is a sustainable interior without compromise with modern aesthetics. The principles of functionality, design and the use of healthy materials are combined.

Uzin Utz - your floor. our passion.

As a manufacturer of flooring installation systems, Uzin Utz is driving sustainability initiatives in the flooring industry. The family-owned company’s declared goal is to treat the planet entrusted to us and its resources in an even better, more sustainable way for generations to come.

The cleaning product manufacturer, together with the brands Frosch and Tana Professional, only bottles biodegradable cleaning products and keeps the C2C packaging in circulation.

As an expert in steel coatings, Zinq produces, among other things, C2C façade elements and pipes that are protected against corrosion and abrasion by hot-dip galvanisation.

YOUR ADVANTAGES AS AN IMPACT PARTNER

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Exchange and cooperation opportunities in our innovative C2C network

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Visibility in the C2C and CE community as well as in the public through joint events

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Expertise and knowledge transfer through the C2C NGO team

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Use of the C2C LAB in Berlin as a showroom and for your stakeholder meetings

CONTACT

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Impact Partner, Partner in the C2C LAB, C2C Congress Sponsoring

Wolter Student
Member of the Executive Board

partner[at]c2c.ngo

Design concept (C2C Design concept)

Humans need to rethink and redesign to solve our climate and resource problem in the long run. The C2C design concept is the guide for this. It is modeled after natural cycles in which any waste is a nutrient for something new. Cradle to Cradle takes into account all ecological, economic and social aspects of products as early as the design phase. Only recyclable materials that are suitable for the specific purpose of a product are used.

Svenja Damberg

Svenja Damberg ist seit 2021 Senior Research Fellow am Institut für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement der TU Hamburg. Sie ist außerdem Projektmitarbeiterin für Technologie- und Innovationsmanagement und Wissenstransfer bei der Cradle to Cradle-Modellregion Nordostniedersachsen. Damberg schrieb ihre Dissertation im Bereich Kundenmanagement bei Genossenschaftsbanken an der TU Hamburg. Zuvor war sie u.a. beim Recruiting-Technologie-Startup RelinkLabs in Kopenhagen im Bereich Marketing und Kommunikation tätig. Sie hat Business and Development Studies an der Copenhagen Business School studiert.

 

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Svenja Damberg has been a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Technology and Innovation Management at TU Hamburg since 2021. She is also a project associate for technology and innovation management and knowledge transfer at the Cradle to Cradle Model Region Northeast Lower Saxony. Damberg wrote her dissertation in the field of customer management at cooperative banks at the TU Hamburg. Previously, she worked in marketing and communications at the recruiting technology startup RelinkLabs in Copenhagen, among others. She studied Business and Development Studies at Copenhagen Business School.

Christoph müller

Christoph Müller arbeitet seit 2015 für die Gebäudewirtschaft der Hansestadt Lüneburg. Dort leitet er aktuell das C2C-inspirierte Probeprojekt „Neubau Hort Anne-Frank-Schule“. Zuvor hat er 9 Jahre als Bauleiter und in der Projektentwicklung gearbeitet. Müller ist gelernter Tischler und Bauingenieur.

 

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Christoph Müller has been working for the building management department of the Hanseatic City of Lüneburg since 2015. There, he is currently managing the C2C-inspired trial project „Neubau Hort Anne-Frank-Schule“. Prior to that, he worked for 9 years as a construction manager and in project development. Müller is a trained carpenter and civil engineer.

Andreas Thürmer

Andreas Thürmer ist seit 2020 Leiter der Geschäftseinheit Strategie, Organisation und Kommunikation bei der Berliner Stadtreinigung. Er ist seit 2001 bei der BSR und war dort als Leiter des Vorstandsbüro, Prokurist und Leiter der Organisationsentwicklung tätig. Zuvor war Thürmer interner Berater bei Audi. Er ist außerdem Vorstandsvorsitzender der Entsorgergemeinschaft der deutschen Entsorgungswirtschaft e.V. und Mitglied im Umweltausschuss der IHK Berlin. Thürmer ist Diplom-Ingenieur und hat an der Universität Stuttgart Maschinenbau studiert.

 

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Andreas Thürmer has been head of the Strategy, Organization and Communication business unit at Berliner Stadtreinigung since 2020. He has been with BSR since 2001, where he served as head of the board office, authorized signatory and head of organizational development. Prior to that, Thürmer was an internal consultant at Audi. He is also chairman of the board of the Entsorgergemeinschaft der deutschen Entsorgungswirtschaft e.V. and a member of the environmental committee of the Berlin Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Thürmer holds a degree in engineering and studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart.

Peter Kurth

Peter Kurth ist seit 2008 geschäftsführender Präsident des Bundesverbands der Deutschen Entsorgungs-, Wasser- und Rohstoffwirtschaft. Seit 2020 ist der studierte Jurist zudem Präsident des europäischen Entsorgerverbands FEAD. In seiner beruflichen Laufbahn war Kurth unter anderem für die Deutsche Bank und die Kreditbank als Jurist tätig und war von 2001 bis 2009 Vorstandsmitglied des Berliner Entsorgungsunternehmens Alba. Zuvor begleitete Kurth unterschiedliche politische Ämter. Ab 1994 war er Staatssekretär im Berliner Finanzsenat und ab 1999 Finanzsenator. Er war zudem Aufsichtsrat in unterschiedlichen Kreditunternehmen wie der Bankgesellschaft Berlin sowie der Landesbank Berlin und Abgeordneter des Abgeordnetenhauses Berlin.

 

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Peter Kurth has been Executive President of the Federal Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Industry (BDE) since 2008. Since 2020, the law graduate has also been President of the European Waste Management Association FEAD. In his professional career, Kurth has worked as a lawyer for Deutsche Bank and Kreditbank and was a member of the executive board of the Berlin waste management company Alba from 2001 to 2009. Prior to that, Kurth held various political offices. From 1994, he was State Secretary in the Berlin Finance Senate and from 1999 Finance Senator. He was also a member of the supervisory board of various credit companies such as Bankgesellschaft Berlin and Landesbank Berlin, and a member of the Berlin House of Representatives.

Lorena Zangl

Lorena Zangl arbeitet seit 2017 in der hauptamtlichen Geschäftsstelle der C2C NGO. Seit 2020 leitet sie als Referentin den Bereich Kommunale Entwicklung und betreut in dieser Funktion das Netzwerk C2C Regionen. Außerdem ist sie für die Erarbeitung eines Leitfadens für kommunale Beschaffung und C2C verantwortlich. Sie studierte “Political & Social Studies” und “Öffentliches Recht” an der Universität in Würzburg und absolvierte den Master Global Change Management an der Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung in Eberswalde. Zuvor sammelte sie Arbeitserfahrungen im Stiftungsbereich, verschiedenen NGOs für Umwelt und Soziales und Bundespolitik.


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Lorena Zangl has been working for C2C NGO since 2017. Since 2020, she has been head of the Municipal Development department and, in this capacity, oversees the “C2C Regions Network”. She is also responsible for the development of a guide for municipal procurement and C2C. She studied “Political & Social Studies” and “Public Law” at the University of Würzburg and completed a Master’s degree in Global Change Management at the University for Sustainable Development in Eberswalde. Previously, she gained work experience in the foundation sector, various environmental and social NGOs and federal politics.

Ilse Beneke

Ilse Beneke leitet seit 2016 die Kompetenzstelle für nachhaltige Beschaffung beim Beschaffungsamt des Bundesministeriums des Innern und für Heimat, wo sie sich mit der praktischen Implementierung von Nachhaltigkeitskriterien in öffentlichen Auftragsvergaben befasst. Zuvor war sie Referentin im Ministerium für Umwelt, Gesundheit und Verbraucherschutz des Landes Brandenburg. Beneke ist Volljuristin mit Spezialisierung Umweltrecht und hat 2013 berufsbegleitend ihren Master zum Thema “Responsible Management” abgeschlossen.

 

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Ilse Beneke has headed the Competence Center for Sustainable Procurement at the Procurement Office of the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Home Affairs since 2016, where she deals with the practical implementation of sustainability criteria in public procurement. Previously, she was an advisor at the Ministry of the Environment, Health and Consumer Protection of the State of Brandenburg. Beneke is a fully qualified lawyer specializing in environmental law and completed her master’s degree in “Responsible Management” in 2013 while working.

Dagmar Schulz

Dagmar Schulz ist seit 2021 erste Landrätin des Landkreises Lüchow-Dannenberg. Sie ist seit 2003 im Landkreis Lüchow-Dannenberg tätig und hat dort unter anderem die Fachbereiche Kultur, Kreisarchiv und Museen, kaufmännisches Gebäudemanagement, Straßenverkehr sowie Jugend-Familie-Bildung geleitet.

 

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Dagmar Schulz has been the first female district administrator of the Lüchow-Dannenberg district since 2021. She has worked in the district of Lüchow-Dannenberg since 2003 and has headed the departments of culture, district archives and museums, commercial building management, road traffic and youth-family-education, among others.

BERNHARD REGER

Bernhard Reger leitet seit Mai 2021 die Bereiche Marketing und Unternehmenskommunikation der Leipfinger-Bader Ziegelwerke. Zuvor war er in unterschiedlichen Kommunikations- und Marketingagenturen tätig, unter anderem als Mitgründer und Teilhaber der Agentur Synektar und Inhaber und Gründer von reger’s Design- und Kommunikationsagentur. Reger ist gelernter Werbekaufmann und Diplom-Kommunikationswirt.

 

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Bernhard Reger has been in charge of marketing and corporate communications at Leipfinger-Bader Ziegelwerke since May 2021. He previously worked in various communications and marketing agencies, including as co-founder and partner of the Synektar agency and owner and founder of reger’s design and communications agency. Reger is a trained advertising merchant and holds a degree in communications.

Vanja schneider

Vanja Schneider ist seit 2020 Geschäftsführer und Strategieverantwortlicher der Moringa GmbH. Zuletzt war er als Geschäftsführer der Interboden-Gruppe unter anderem für das Projekt The Cradle in Düsseldorf verantwortlich. Schneider ist Bau- und Wirtschaftsingenieur und seit 1991 in der Immobilienwirtschaft, vor allem in der Immobilienentwicklung, tätig.


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Vanja Schneider has been Managing Director and Head of Strategy at Moringa GmbH since 2020. Most recently, as Managing Director of the Interboden Group, he was responsible, among other things, for The Cradle project in Düsseldorf. Schneider is a civil and industrial engineer and has been working in the real estate industry, primarily in real estate development, since 1991.

sören bartol

Sören Bartol ist seit Dezember 2021 Parlamentarischer Staatssekretär im Bundesministerium für Wohnen, Stadtentwicklung und Bauwesen. Zuvor war er von 2013 bis 2021 stellvertretender Vorsitzender der SPD-Bundestagsfraktion. Seit 2002 ist Bartol direkt gewähltes MdB für den Wahlkreis Marburg-Biedenkopf. Er ist seit vielen Jahren für die Themen Bau, Wohnen und Stadtentwicklung zuständig, u.a. als Arbeitsgruppensprecher im Bundestag. Bartol ist Diplom-Politologe.


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Sören Bartol has been Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Housing, Urban Development and Building since December 2021. He was previously deputy chairman of the SPD parliamentary group from 2013 to 2021. Since 2002, Bartol has been a directly elected Member of Parliament for the constituency of Marburg-Biedenkopf. He has been responsible for the topics of construction, housing and urban development for many years, including as a working group spokesman in the Bundestag. Bartol holds a degree in political science.

Dr. hans georg brendle

Dr. Hans Georg Brendle ist seit 1997 Research & Development Manager bei der J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH+Co KG, zu der unter anderem JRS Petcare gehört. Er ist Diplom-Chemiker und hat an der Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen promoviert. Er beschäftigt sich unter anderem mit der mechanischen und chemischen Verarbeitung von pflanzlichen Zellstoffen für Anwendungen in Pharma, Lebensmitteln und Technik.

 

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Dr. Hans Georg Brendle has been Research & Development Manager at J. Rettenmaier & Söhne GmbH+Co KG, which includes JRS Petcare, since 1997. He holds a degree in chemistry and a doctorate from Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen. Among other things, he is involved in mechanical and chemical processing of cellulosic plant material for pharmaceutical, food and technical applications.

Thomas Bader

Thomas Bader ist Gründer und Geschäftsführer der Leipfinger-Bader GmbH sowie Gründer & Geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der Bader Media GmbH. Darüber hinaus hält Bader diverse Aufsichtsrats- und Vorstandspositionen inne, beispielsweise beim Bundesverband der Deutschen Ziegelindustrie e.V. Er ist Diplom-Ingenieur und Diplom-Kaufmann.


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Thomas Bader is founder and managing director of Leipfinger-Bader GmbH as well as a founder & managing partner of Bader Media GmbH. In addition, Bader holds various supervisory board and executive board positions, for example at the Bundesverband der Deutschen Ziegelindustrie e.V. He holds a degree in engineering and a degree in business administration.

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Aloys Oechtering

Aloys Oechtering ist seit 1989 Bereichsleiter im Unternehmensbereich organische Abfälle, Biomasse und Bioenergie der Unternehmensgruppe Remondis. Er ist außerdem Geschäftsführer verschiedener Spezialgesellschaften für organische Abfälle, wie Remondis SmartRec, und Aufsichtsratsmitglied verschiedener Beteiligungsgesellschaften mit kommunalen Partnern. Oechtering ist in diversen Verbänden, wie beispielsweise dem Entsorgerverband BDE tätig. Er studierte Agrarwissenschaften an der TU München und der Universität Göttingen.

 

 

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Aloys Oechtering has been head of the organic waste, biomass and bioenergy division of Remondis Group since 1989. He is also managing director of various specialist companies for organic waste, for example Remondis SmartRec, and a member of the supervisory boards of various associated companies with municipal partners. Oechtering is active in associations such as the BDE. He studied agricultural sciences at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Göttingen.

Manuel Ehlers

Manuel Ehlers ist seit 2016 Head of Sustainable Property der Triodos Bank. Seit 2021 ist Ehlers außerdem Mitglied im Immobilienbeirat der DGNB. Zuvor war er als Projektentwickler viele Jahre mit der Konzeption und Realisierung von Immobilienprojekten in Berlin betraut. Er ist gelernter Wirtschaftsingenieur mit einer Spezialisierung auf nachhaltiges Bauen.

 

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Manuel Ehlers has been Head of Sustainable Property at Triodos Bank since 2016. Since 2021, Ehlers has also been a member of the DGNB’s Real Estate Advisory Board. Previously, he worked for many years as a project developer and was in charge of the conception and realization of real estate projects in Berlin. He is a trained industrial engineer specialized in sustainable construction.

André Siedenberg

André Siedenberg ist seit 2014 bei der Kommunal Agentur NRW GmbH in Düsseldorf als Berater für kommunale Beschaffung tätig. Seit 2015 ist er außerdem als Rechtsanwalt zugelassen. Er vertritt öffentliche Auftraggeber in Nachprüfungsverfahren, hält Seminare zum Vergaberecht und unterstützt Nichtregierungsorganisationen in allen Fragen der nachhaltigen Beschaffung. Zuvor war er im Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Energie, Industrie, Mittelstand und Handwerk des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Referat für Vergaberecht tätig. Siedenberg studierte Rechtswissenschaften und Europäisches Recht an der Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg.

 

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André Siedenberg has been working as a consultant for municipal procurement at Kommunal Agentur NRW GmbH in Düsseldorf since 2014. He has also been admitted to the bar in 2015. In this capacity, he represents public contracting authorities in review proceedings, holds seminars on public procurement law, and supports NGOs in all matters of sustainable procurement. Previously, he worked at the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Energy, Industry, SMEs and Trade of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia in the department for public procurement law. Siedenberg studied law and European law at the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg.

Natalie
Rottmann-Boos

Natalie Rottmann-Boos ist seit 2020 als Projektmanagerin in der Kompetenzstelle für sozial verantwortliche Beschaffung bei Immobilien Bremen tätig. Dort unterstützt sie den kommunalen Einkauf bei Ausschreibungen und bringt eine sozial-ökologische und zirkuläre Beschaffung voran, beispielsweise mit dem Projekt „SDG 12: Fair handeln und beschaffen `Made in Bremen´“. Zuvor war Rottmann-Boos zehn Jahre lang als Projektmanagerin im Offshore-Windkraftbereich tätig.

 

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Natalie Rottmann-Boos has been working as a project manager in the competence center for socially responsible procurement at Immobilien Bremen since 2020. She supports the purchasing department in tenders and promotes social-ecological and circular procurement, for example with the project “SDG 12: Fair trade and procurement `Made in Bremen´”. Before that, Rottmann-Boos worked as a project manager in the offshore wind power sector for ten years.

SYBILLE MAI

Sybille Mai ist Leading Consultant und Standortverantwortliche in Berlin für die EPEA GmbH, mit Schwerpunkt Cradle to Cradle im Bau. Zwischen 2008 und 2015 baute sie bei Drees & Sommer in Berlin die Beratungskompetenzen zur Nachhaltigkeit auf und begleitete als DGNB-Auditorin und LEED-AP eine Vielzahl von Green-Building-Zertifizierungen. Weitere Stationen führten die Diplom-Wirtschaftsingenieurin als Abteilungsleiterin für Immobilienmanagement und Geländeentwicklung zur Messe Berlin sowie in die verantwortliche Projektsteuerung.

 

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Sybille Mai is Leading Consultant and Site Manager for EPEA GmbHs Berlin office, with a focus on Cradle to Cradle in construction. Between 2008 and 2015, she built up sustainability consulting expertise at Drees & Sommer in Berlin and, as a DGNB auditor and LEED-AP, accompanied a large number of Green Building certifications. Further positions led her to Messe Berlin as head of department for real estate management and site development as well as into responsible project management. Mai holds a diploma degree in industrial engineering.

NORA-SOPHIE GRIEFAHN

Nora Sophie Griefahn ist Co-Gründerin und geschäftsführende Vorständin von Cradle to Cradle NGO. Die Umweltwissenschaftlerin koordiniert die politische und wissenschaftliche Arbeit der 2012 gegründeten gemeinnützigen Organisation und treibt ein Umdenken in Wissenschaft, Politik, Bildung und Gesellschaft voran, das mehr als nur Klimaneutralität zum Ziel hat. Sie ist als Expertin für Cradle to Cradle und eine klimapositive Zukunft gefragt und spricht darüber auf Veranstaltungen sowie als Gastkommentatorin oder Gesprächspartnerin in Printmedien und digitalen Formaten.  Darüber hinaus lehrt Griefahn an verschiedenen deutschen Hochschulen. 

 

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Nora Sophie Griefahn is executive managing director and co-founder of Cradle to Cradle NGO. She majored in Environmental Sciences at Leuphana University Lüneburg and Goethe University Frankfurt with stays at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna and University of Copenhagen. As the only German, she was elected as a GreenBiz’ 30 Under 30 inspiring young leader in 2018. 

In 2012, she co-founded Cradle to Cradle NGO (C2C NGO) with Tim Janssen in order to establish Cradle to Cradle principles in economy and politics. C2C NGO connects the fields of business, education, politics, and civil society by creating networking platforms and educational formats. 

As co-executive director, Nora coordinates the NGOs scientific, political and educational work and actively shapes a new understanding of material health and circularity. Nora is a sought-after expert, speaker and panelist on Circular Economy and Cradle to Cradle with a broad expertise in chemical construction, healthy product design, and the coherences between climate change and resource scarcity. Furthermore, she is a member of various scientific advisory councils and a lecturer at the Technical University of Berlin.

TIM JANSSEN

Tim Janßen ist geschäftsführenden Vorstand und Mitbegründer der gemeinnützigen Cradle to Cradle NGO. Er studierte Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Leuphana Universität Lüneburg und der Dualen Hochschule Baden-Württemberg. Dabei lag sein Fokus auf Gründung, Innovationsmanagement und verantwortungsvollem Wirtschaften. Auslandsaufenthalte führten ihn an das Athlone Institute of Technology in Irland, sowie die Universität Wien im Rahmen eines PROMOS- Stipendiums des DAAD.

Aus der Idee heraus, die Cradle to Cradle Denkschule und das Designkonzept in die Mitte der Gesellschaft zu tragen, gründete Tim Janßen 2012 C2C NGO mit und leitet diese seither als Co-Geschäftsführer. Dabei entwickelt er Strategien, um eine maximale Wirkung der Organisation auf die Gesellschaft zu erreichen, und gestaltet aktiv das Wachstum der noch jungen, stetig größer werdenden Bewegung.

Tim Janßen hält als Redner zahlreiche Fachvorträge auf nationalen und internationalen Konferenzen und Fachtagungen und gibt sein Wissen um Cradle to Cradle an Fachpublikum und Interessierte weiter. Des Weiteren lehrt er als Hochschuldozent an der Dualen Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW), Leuphana Universität Lüneburg, HS Mittweida sowie der TU Berlin.


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Tim Janßen is executive director and co-founder of Cradle to Cradle NGO. He majored in Business, Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Leadership at Leuphana University Lüneburg and Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg (DHBW). In 2012, he co-founded Cradle to Cradle NGO (C2C NGO) with Nora Sophie Griefahn. C2C NGO connects the fields of business, education, politics, and civil society by creating networking platforms and educational formats. In 2019, the NGO established the C2C LAB in Berlin: the world’s first renovation in an existing building based on Cradle to Cradle criteria. Serving as an educational center, NGO head office, and real-world laboratory, it is here where the C2C school of thought and design concept become reality. As co-executive director, Tim develops strategies to maximize the organization’s impact on society and actively shapes the growth of this young, ever-growing movement. He is a sought-after expert for Cradle to Cradle, Circular Economy and Social Entrepreneurship. He regularly holds keynotes and partakes as panelist at national and international conferences. Furthermore, Tim is a lecturer at DHBW, Leuphana University Lüneburg and TU Berlin.

dr. andreas bukowski

Andreas Bukowski ist seit 2020 Erster Bürgermeister der Gemeinde Haar. Seit 2019 ist er außerdem Vorsitzender des CSU Ortsverbands Haar und des Gewerbeverbands Haar Trudering. Zuvor war er zehn Jahre lang als Leiter Marketing & Vertrieb und als Geschäftsführer der Styx Naturcosmetics GmbH tätig. Bukowski ist promovierter Dr. Phil. und hatte zwischen 2009 und 2013 einen Lehrauftrag an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.

 

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Andreas Bukowski has been First Mayor of the Bavarian municipality of Haar since 2020. Since 2019, he has also been Chairman of the local branch of the Christian Social Union party in Haar and the Haar Trudering trade association. He previously was Head of Marketing & Sales and Managing Director of Styx Naturcosmetics GmbH for ten years. Mr. Bukowski holds a PhD and was a lecturer at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich between 2009 and 2013.

MICHAEL BEHNKE

Michael Behnke ist seit 2004 General Manager der Markenagentur Belly Button Paris. Seit 2021 vertritt er außerdem ehrenamtlich die Plant Litter Association (PLA) in Deutschland und Frankreich, die sich europaweit dafür einsetzt, Verbraucher*innen und Regierungsorgane auf das Umweltproblem mineralischer Katzenstreu aufmerksam zu machen. 2018 initiierte Behnke eine vergleichende Life-Cycle-Assessment-Studie verschiedener Arten von Katzenstreu, die erstmals das Umweltproblem Mineralstreu wissenschaftlich untersuchte. Er unterrichtet außerdem seit 2014 an der American University of Paris. Zuvor war er unter anderem für die Publicis Group, Young & Rubicam und TBWA Paris tätig.

 

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Michael Behnke has been the General Manager of branding and brand communication agency Belly Button Paris since 2004. Since 2021, he is the honorary representative of the Plant Litter Association (PLA) in Germany and France. The association works across Europe, raising awareness among consumers and governmental bodies about the environmental problem of mineral cat litter. In 2018, Behnke initiated a comparative life-cycle assessment study of different types of cat litter, the first to scientifically examine the environmental problem of mineral litter. He also has been a lecturer at the American University of Paris since 2014. Previously, he worked for the Publicis Group, Young & Rubicam and TBWA Paris, among others.

Vanja schneider

Biografie Text Bei der Cradle to Cradle Certified™-Zertifizierung, die das gemeinnützige Products Innovation Institute (C2CPII) vornimmt, werden verschiedene Faktoren und Ebenen der Herstellung, Nutzung und der Wiederverwertung bewertet. Es gibt fünf Abstufungen in der Zertifizierung von Basic über Bronze, Silber, Gold bis hin zu Platin, welches den höchsten Produktstandard kennzeichnet. Dabei werden die fünf Faktoren Materialgesundheit, Wiederverwendbarkeit, Nutzung erneuerbarer Energien und Kohlenstoffmanagement, Wasserqualität sowie Sozialstandards betrachtet. Weltweit gibt es aktuell knapp 300 C2C-Unternehmen mit über 8.000 C2C-Produkten.