Nancy Bocken - Professor of Sustainable Business
Professor Nancy Bocken will be presenting the keynote "Boosting circular economy – Sustainable business models, innovation and experimentation" on Wednesday 19th May at 9.00-11.15. See programme for details.
Nancy Bocken is Professor in Sustainable Business at Maastricht University, Maastricht Sustainability Institute (MSI). She is also visiting professor The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) at Lund University, Sweden and Lappeenranta Lahti University of Technology (LUT), and Fellow at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL).
Prof. Bocken's research revolves around the broad field of Sustainable Business Management and Practice. Within this, she is exploring the areas of sustainable business models, business experiments for sustainability, sustainable innovation, Circular Economy, scaling up sustainable business, and closing the 'idea-action' gap in sustainability, through development, testing and application of novel tools, methods and approaches. Her recently awarded European Research Council (ERC) grant CIRCULAR X, focuses on ‘experimenting with circular service business models’.
Interwoven with her academic work, Prof. Bocken regularly advises various organisations and sustainability start-up initiatives. She is a co-founder of HOMIE, a company operating at the forefront of the circular economy by proposing, developing and testing new circular business models with consumers by offering pay-per-use home appliances in the Netherlands.
Before going into academia, Prof. Bocken held positions in the logistics, banking and consulting sectors. Originally from the Netherlands, she has also lived and worked in France, the UK, the USA and Sweden. Prof. Bocken holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge.