Jump-start Production, make room for a green and circular restart
This is the fourth seminar in the seminar series Sustainable Transformation Seminars.
Speaker: Emma Lindahl.
Time: Fri 2020-12-11 12.00 - 13.00
Lecturer: Emma Lindahl
Production industry was heavily obstructed by the Covid-19 pandemic shut downs earlier this year. This eruption occurred simultaneously as the industry is facing its greatest challenge in our time, to sustain and transform into a conscious and sustainable production era.
The production sector is of great focus as the Agenda 2030 target dates for fulfillment are approaching. Companies embraces the circular economy as a means to achieve sustainability, accomplish CO2 reduction and resource minimization targets. The global shut down made the globalized commodity trade market aware of its vulnerability. Critical components and materials could not be reached and some actors had to close down. Circular production has now transformed from being a utopia to a strategic tool. How is Swedish production industry coping with circularity and what is needed in order to level up the transformation? These are some of the leading questions Emma Lindahl would like to touch upon our discussion.
Lykke Westgren will be a panellist in Emma’s session. Lykke works at KTH Innovation as business coach where she supports start-ups and ideas from KTH on opportunities and challenges within sustainability.
Bio Emma Lindahl
Emma Lindahl is conducting doctoral studies in Production Management and Circular Economy at KTH Södertälje, department of Sustainable Production Development. She has a master’s degree in Environmental Economics and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Science in Uppsala. She also has a background in international standardization development in ISO (International Standards Organisation), particularly in the field of environmental aspects and circularity of products. Her research regards how production companies are able to incorporate and benefit from a circular production by adding circularity into existing management systems and standards.