Panel: re:publica 2022

#rp22 — “Frictionless Planet” During this year’s re:publica 2022, June 8-10 in Berlin, I had the great pleasure of joining two remarkable women and longtime friends for a panel discussion on the intersection of open data, digital rights, and the climate crisis. Together with Open Knowledge Foundation CEO, Renata Avila and Sustainable Internet Lead with... Continue Reading →

Keynote: GedankenGut

Am 28. April war ich auf Gut Oppershausen in Wienhausen eingeladen von der IHK Lüneburg-Wolfsburg. In meiner Keynote ging es um das Zusammenspiel von Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit mit einem klaren Credo: Wir müssen unternehmerischen Erfolg neu definieren. Erfolg muss an sozialen und umweltschützenden Aspekten, nicht nur finanziellen Gewinnen gemessen werden. ~Cathleen Berger, @_cberger_Tweet Ein kurzes... Continue Reading →

Blog: The UK’s fight against Greenwashing. And why the Oatly case presents a conundrum.

A short while back, the UK's CMA practically declared greenwashing illegal (by reiterating consumer protection law). One of the recent cases, enforcing these guidelines, was Oatly, an oat milk consumer brand. Their ads are generally designed as advocacy campaigns that raise awareness around the climate crisis, and our dietary choices. We need more companies contributing... Continue Reading →

Consultancy: Liberate Science’s Environmental Impact

I recently had the pleasure of getting together with Founder and CEO, Chris Hartgerink, to discuss Liberate Science's environmental journey. It has been incredibly uplifting and reassuring to support such a promising, young -and principled- start-up in setting them up for an environmentally conscious future. It took us roughly 4 hours to calculate their Greenhouse... Continue Reading →

Essay: The promise of AI and Sustainability

The European Green Deal sets out a range of critical actions to address the climate crisis: A climate neutral continent by 2050, clean circular economy, transformations and innovation for public infrastructure, the energy sector, building efficiency and more. It also stipulates investments in “environmentally-friendly technologies” and economic growth that is decoupled from resource use. Artificial... Continue Reading →

Blog series: Part 2-4 on paths to action

After sharing my initial post in this series, which estimate the internet's environmental footprint to be in the range of 4-7% of global greenhouse gas emissions, parts 2-4 focused on what we can do to improve this impact. Part 2 looked at various environmental reports from big tech companies, such as Netflix, Facebook, and Apple... Continue Reading →

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