#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 →
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 →
Interview: IHK Lüneburg
Auf Einladung der IHK Lüneburg-Wolfsburg durfte ich Anne Klesse ein Interview zu den Zusammenhängen von Digitalisierung und Nachhaltigkeit geben. Es war ein spannendes Gespräch und ich freue mich darauf im April auf Gut Oppershausen meine Gedanken in einem längeren Vortrag zu vertiefen. Anmeldungen zum Event sind nach wie vor möglich, Link im Interview.
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 →
Series: Understanding the Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Reporting Landscape
In the three months since I joined Climatiq to build out our approach to "Strategy and Impact", I kept coming back to the need to better understand corporate reporting requirements. As a sustainability practitioner, who spends a lot of time thinking about and working at the intersection of digital rights and climate justice, abbreviations like... Continue Reading →
Essay: Climate Action and Net-Zero Ambition: Best Practices for Small and Medium Enterprises?
In Issue 3 of the beautifully designed and curated Branch Magazine, I got to share a call to action for SMEs: Together with Chris Hartgerink, Indré Blauzdžiūnaitė and Vineeta Greenwood we look at some of the main challenges for smaller organisations to take a lead on climate action. We reflect on the lack of scope... Continue Reading →
New project: Joining Climatiq to accelerate climate action
The last couple of months have been such a whirlwind that I am only sharing these exciting news after 2 months on this new project. On October 1, 2021 I started working with Climatiq, a seed-phase climate tech startup dedicated to making sustainability management and emissions accounting open, accessible, and interoperable for everyone. Brought on... 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 →
Blog: Court Orders Shell To Set Stricter Climate Targets — Other Companies Should Follow
July 29, 2021 marked Earth Overshoot Day. That is the day we are collectively exceeding our planet's resources for the year, extracting and emitting more than nature can regenerate. It felt like good day to remember the recent Dutch court ruling, which ordered fossil fuel giant Shell to set more ambitious climate targets.In my latest... 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 →