Sustainability by Design

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Course overview
Explore the framework of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through the lens of design.

Learn how to use a design mindset to create more sustainable projects and ideas, and apply sustainable principles within your professional work.
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Certification included
A certificate of completion will be sent to successful participants who complete all modules of the course.

Meet your instructors

Anneke is an experienced trainer and facilitator working on the intersection between design, social innovation, and sustainable development. Responsible for translating the produced research and knowledge of the Design Across Cultures track into hands-on tools, methods, and trainings.
Since 2017, Anneke has been coordinating the Global Goals Jam, an international community of design activists, designing for and with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Irene is a programme co-ordinator at the Digital Society School, where she designs experiential learning experiences such as workshops, integrating social innovation, human capabilities and applied transformation. With a background in anthropology and philosophy, she aligns educational strategy with insights from cultural theory. At the core of her work, she translates critical theory into a practical set of skills by focusing on positionality and centering the learner's experience.

Nadim is an ecosystem builder and founder of Berlin-based 2030 Cabinet. He has worked at the intersection of the public and private sector to enable innovation in Canada and in Europe, published about entrepreneurship policy in Lebanon, and lately spent two years as a consultant at etventure, an EY company. He’s active on European Commission funded projects with the EU Green Deal and a focus on sustainable cities and sustainable food systems.
2030 Cabinet is on a mission to accelerate progress towards the 2030 Agenda through partnerships and systemic interventions though its cycle of LEARN <> CONNECT <> ENGAGE, providing workshops, trainings, consulting services and innovation scouting, as well as being responsible for running the Global Goals Berlin community
Thomas is is an experienced sustainability consultant, trainer, facilitator, and project manager. He holds a BBA in International Business and an MSc in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability, Based on his thesis research Thomas developed the Sustainable Business Model Canvas Methodology and founded the SBM Academy, through which he helps startups and small businesses integrate sustainability at the core of their business model.Overall, he has worked on various strategic sustainability and innovation projects in a variety of sectors, and besides his entrepreneurial activities currently works for a Rotterdam-based sustainability consultancy.