30 & 31 May 2022

GREEN IMPACT WEEK 2022

Youth
Council

The Regenerative Society Green Impact Summit International Talent Fair

Green Impact Week

Youth Council

What was it?

At Green Impact Summit, we recognized the importance of the voice of youth represents to our future. That is why, in addition to having youth-led workshops at the GIWS, at least 40% of all our panels had a youth representative contributing to discussions surrounding various sustainability topics. These students, activists, entrepreneurs, and young business professionals also had the task of summarizing the panel- what did we learn from this dialogue?

But we would have loved for you to meet these ambition leaders of tomorrow as they voice their opinion on stage. We want a strong youth/talent presence at the event, also as attendees!

Supported by Tuborg Fundet

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Youth Council members

Elvira Pilotti

Elvira Pilotti

"I envision a future where the three pillars of sustainability are in sync, across all industries. Where individuals rethink and redesign their actions and behaviors to ensure a sustainable future."

FACT BOX

Studies: Environmental Science for Sustainable Energy and Technology
Affiliation: Avans University of Applied Sciences
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: Kenya, Italy
Languages: English, Swahili, Danish, Kikuyu
Stanislas Pierre Marie Salavert

Stanislas Pierre Marie Salavert

"Development towards a sustainable future is an important choice for our generation. The decisions however we take surrounding this topic are complex, and we need to ensure that these decisions will benefit both the planet and the people living on it."

FACT BOX

Studies: BSc Business Administration and Sociology
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
Organisation: CBS Climate Club
Country of Origin: France
Languages: French, English, Danish
Benny Kaan Nielsen

Benny Kaan Nielsen

"Our biggest barriers in achieving a sustainable and equitable future are the walls we put up between ourselves. We all look for new solutions to save us, but all the tools we need exist today. By prioritizing cooperation, sector coupling, and system optimization, we can be closer than ever before."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Sustainable Energy
Affiliation: Technical University of Denmark
Organisation: SludgeX
Country of Origin: USA
Languages: English, Turkish
Sophia Christou

Sophia Christou

"My goal is to bridge the gap between the research community and society, in order to implement innovations and understand novel ideas."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Environmental Science
Affiliation: UCPH
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: Canada
Languages: English
Mikkel Severin Jensen

Mikkel Severin Jensen

"It depends on how serious we take current issues of global warming, global inequality, and diplomacy. However, I believe that the future holds a great potential for something better - the solutions might already be here."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Political Science: global politics
Affiliation: Malmö University
Organisation: Self-employed
Country of Origin: Denmark
Languages: Danish, English
Dhruv Sharma

Dhruv Sharma

"As environmental advocates, we often forget that threats incentivize solutions in equal magnitude. Every major disaster in history has accelerated the learning curve of humanity and I’m actively contributing as well as waiting to see where it’ll take us this time. Aren’t you looking forward to it!?"

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Environmental Engineering
Affiliation: DTU
Organisation: None
Country of Origin: India
Languages: Hindi, English, Danish
Andrea Zapachova

Andrea Zapachova

"Living on the planet Earth that is inhabited by people who are truly committed to sustainability and environmental protection."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc. Development and International relations
Affiliation: Aalborg University
Organisation: G-Force
Country of Origin: Slovakia
Languages: English, Slovak, Czech, French, Italian, Esperanto
Peter Roman

Peter Roman

"We need to acknowledge that climate change is a problem and will become an even greater problem if we don't start working on the solution immediately. Both individuals and companies need to be a part of the change as we are all in this together."

FACT BOX

Studies: Development and International Relations (DIR)
Affiliation: Aalborg University
Organisation: n/a
Country of Origin: Slovakia
Languages: Slovak, English, Danish, Czech, French, Serbian, Esperanto
Rasmus Koustrup Larsen

Rasmus Koustrup Larsen

"In an ideal world, I dream of a world In balance. Where the cities of the world become the flagships for sustainable development with people as a basis for every decision. I'm curious how the multi-disciplinary field of professionals can contribute to a sustainable future."

FACT BOX

Studies: Master of Science (MSc) in Nordic Urban Planning Studies
Affiliation: Roskilde University, Malmö University and The Arctic University of Tromsø
Organisation: None
Country of Origin: Denmark
Languages: Danish, English
Annemari Nieminen

Annemari Nieminen

"My vision for the future is to foster innovation where sustainable solutions can grow and develop, as well as create services and experiences to transform and elevate communities and networks. Through collaboration we can co-create more socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable futures."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Service Management, Culture & Creativity Management
Affiliation: Lund University
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: Finland
Languages: Finish, English, Swedish & Spanish
Rachel Macdonald

Rachel Macdonald

"In the near future, I see a new social contract bridging the gap between businesses, institutions and the public to ensure a sustainable, equitable and inclusive world for generations to come."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Comparative Public Policy & Welfare Studies
Affiliation: SDU
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: USA
Languages: English
Michalina Pietras

Michalina Pietras

"A positively minimalist society which is not driven by consumption and economic growth, but quality relationships with ourselves (mental health), other people (social equity) and nature (which we are part of) is crucial for the survival and health of our planet and all beings living on it."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Global Development
Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Organisation: LOOP: Waste to Resources (April 2022), European Geography Association
Country of Origin: Poland
Languages: Polish, English, Danish, French
Franziska Röttger

Franziska Röttger

"My vision for the future is that we are driving change towards sustainable solutions and processes as consumers, politicians and business owners much quicker and more consistent than we are today. We all must think long-term and manage complex issues with future generations in mind."

FACT BOX

Studies: Business and Development Studies
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
Organisation: None
Country of Origin: Germany
Languages: German, English, Danish, French
Moritz Boehme

Moritz Boehme

" Towards zero emission economy - with game changing innovation and an educated society. Technology has the potential to help us fighting climate change and shape our new future."

FACT BOX

Studies: MsC Chemical Engineering, PhD in renewable fuels from plastics
Affiliation: DTU Kemiteknik
Organisation: TUM, Bayerische Elite Akademie (Bavarian Academy for future leaders in economy and society)
Country of Origin: Germany
Languages: German, English
Janina Nickel

Janina Nickel

"I believe in a shared and common vision of a sustainable future, connecting both different generations as well as different backgrounds. The different actors within society will work hand in hand to realise the sustainable future."

FACT BOX

Studies: MA Intercultural Studies
Affiliation: AU
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: Germany
Languages: English, German
Alejandra Liceaga

Alejandra Liceaga

"I think that what we need today are people, lots and lots of them, who are naive enough to think that we can change the world to make it better for humans, other animals, and all living things. Then this naivety will become the norm- being a change agent will be easy."

FACT BOX

Studies: Msc Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
Organisation: Sustainability influencers (2021), CBS Vamos (2021)
Country of Origin: Denmark
Languages: English, Spanish
Anne-Sophie Pedersen

Anne-Sophie Pedersen

"My vision for the future is that every companies empower their employees in having environmental consciousness. We already do a great job in university, but once thrown in the business world, unless you work with a sustainability linked entreprise, this consciousness fades away."

FACT BOX

Studies: Msc Sustainable Tourism
Affiliation: SDU
Organisation: None
Country of Origin: France
Languages: French, English
Nanna Sys Frier

Nanna Sys Frier

"I am interested in improving mental health in companies with the inclusion of sustainable solutions. The goal is to accommodate the UN's 17 world goals, especially with a focus on the third goal of health and well-being."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc public health
Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Organisation: HEALTHSPACE
Country of Origin: Denmark
Languages: Danish, English
Lea Kress

Lea Kress

"In the future, I hope that we manage to live within planetary boundaries. Economic growth is no longer the sole objective, and resources are distributed more equally. Hopefully, shifting values are underpinning new ways of organising society and businesses. Caring for people and planet comes first."

FACT BOX

Studies: MA Global Studies
Affiliation: Roskilde University and Ghent University
Organisation: Respect Resources
Country of Origin: Germany
Languages: German, English, French, Spanish, Danish
Monika Marinova

Monika Marinova

"More than half the world’s population lives in cities. I envision future sustainable cities as designed to address social, environmental and economic impact through urban planning and city management."

FACT BOX

Studies: Masters of Architecture and Urban Planning
Affiliation: Poznan University of Technology
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: Poland
Languages: Polish, English
Mikkel Søvndahl

Mikkel Søvndahl

"I envision a future where sustainable finance play a significant role in combating climate change and reached the ambitions of the Paris Agreement. My vision for the future is that finance support sustainable development."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc in Economics and Business Administration - Accounting, Strategy and Control
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
Organisation: CBS Sustainable Finance Club
Country of Origin: Denmark
Languages: Danish, English
Lovis Engel

Lovis Engel

"I dream of changing the current institutional logic to prioritize our environment. I am trying to gain experience and skills that will help me understand how this can be achieved and passed on to others. Like-minded people and valuable inspiration are key to keep learning and making a difference."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Business, Language and Culture
Affiliation: Copenhagen Business School
Organisation: oikos Copenhagen
Country of Origin: Germany
Languages: English, German
Bergen Jome

Bergen Jome

"My vision of the future... A world where equal contribution and holistic thought, with a keen eye for green renewal, rule over privatized and hierarchical social structures."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Urban Planning MSc
Affiliation: Roskilde University, Malmö University and The Arctic University of Norway Tromsø
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: USA
Languages: English
Violetta Massala

Violetta Massala

"Is that we and future generations will live in a society based on an economy in balance with ecosystems, built on circular principles and sustainable nature-based solutions. In a sustainable society, we are all able to live without existential fears."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc. Sustainability, Innovation Strategy
Affiliation: Lappeenranta-Lahti University of Technology
Organisation: ReGeneration2030
Country of Origin: Finland
Languages: English
Alberte Egholm

Alberte Egholm

"My vision for the near future is to make change in relation to the travel industry and help push a ''trend'' where responsible travel choices are the natural choices for travelers. Long-term my mission is to support the understanding that degrowth is a necessity in order to heal and enable peace."

FACT BOX

Studies: BA in Anthropology, Currently: MA in Tourism
Affiliation: University of Copenhagen, AAU
Organisation: Sustainability Manager at EcoHotels.com
Country of Origin: Denmark
Languages: English, Denmark
Anja Verdnik

Anja Verdnik

"In the future, people will hopefully be more conscious of the impact we have on the environment. Businesses and policy makers will hopefully join in the efforts to make the world greener and help fight the consequences of climate change."

FACT BOX

Studies: MA Cognition and Communication
Affiliation: University of Copenhagen
Organisation: Sustainary
Country of Origin: Slovenia
Languages: Slovenian, English, Spanish, Danish, German, Croatian
Tom Le Gallo – Le Manach

Tom Le Gallo – Le Manach

"I hope the future will be greener, using technologies and developing them to ensure our ecological security. The goal is to achieve a growing world that respects the challenges of biodiversity, while understanding the impact of our activities on humankind."

FACT BOX

Studies: Engineer Degree in Chemical Engineering
Affiliation: DTU
Organisation: None
Country of Origin: France
Languages: English, French
Róbert Orság

Róbert Orság

"We shall leave the planet in a better shape than in which we have found it. Everyone can do their small part towards our common goal - a sustainable future."

FACT BOX

Studies: Export & Technology Management
Affiliation: University College of Northern Denmark
Organisation: Nexteria
Country of Origin: Slovakia
Languages: English, Czech, Polish, Russian, Slovak
Milo Stocker

Milo Stocker

"To avoid a fleeing forward, I want to address the key problems of our unsustainable rhythm today. I hope for humans to mobilize and take responsibility, instead of waiting for a technological solution. Much of the necessary knowledge is already, we need people to roll up their sleeves and apply it."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Environmental Engineering
Affiliation: DTU
Organisation: Elecrochaea DK Aps
Country of Origin: Belgium
Languages: French, English, Spanish, Italian, Dutch
Victoria Spiewak

Victoria Spiewak

"I hope for future generations to live in a place where everyone understands the importance of care for the environment, where people put the planet's wellbeing before their material gains, and where people live consciously, in balance and with respect for nature and each other."

FACT BOX

Studies: MSc Business Administration and Leadership
Affiliation: Roskilde University
Organisation: The Considerate Consumer BrainLog
Country of Origin: Poland
Languages: Polish, English

Green Impact Week 2020 & 2021

Green Impact Week 2022 is shifting focus from the Green Transition in 2020 & 2021 to the Regenerative Transition.
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