The Circular Denmark: Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg

About the event

How do we establish a new economy where long-lasting design, maintenance, remanufacturing and recycling is central to our competitiveness and growth? And how do we help companies transform the way resources are used today and rethink business models to ensure circular solutions and technologies are in use?

These are some of the questions, an advisory board of visionary leaders, led by Flemming Besenbacher, set out to answer in their 27 recommendations for the Danish Government to help increase enterprises’ earning opportunities, promote a more efficient utilisation of resources and minimise the environmental impact.

“It is not just a necessity but also a golden opportunity for growth and prosperity in Denmark and globally”, says Flemming Besenbacher. “There is enormous potential in circular economy but plenty of work cut out for us if Denmark wants to lead the way and reap the benefits. It requires a paradigm shift where we rethink the way we design, produce and consume.”

At this event, Flemming Besenbacher, chairman of Carlsberg Group and the Carlsberg Foundation, as well as professor in nanoscience at Aarhus University, shares his vision for The Circular Denmark.

About the speaker

Flemming Besenbacher is the Chairman of the board at Carlsberg Group, Carlsberg FoundationTuborg Foundation and Carlsberg Research Laboratory. He is also Vice Chairman of the Innovation Fund Denmark and Board Member at Unisense. In 2016, Flemming was appointed Chairman of the Government Advisory Board on circular economy.

Furthermore, Flemming is Professor dr. scient (natural sciences) at Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO) and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University. He has published close to 700 academic articles in international, refereed journals and is honorary professor at 14 Chinese Universities and Academician, i.e. foreign member of the Chinese Academy Science.


17:00 Registration
17:30 Welcome by CBS MBA Alumni Society
17:35 Inspiring talk by Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman of Carlsberg Group and Carlsberg Foundation
19:00 Reception – refreshments and snacks
20:00 End

Event Details

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