Manager Climate Protection Policy
Verband der Automobilindustrie (VDA)
His interest towards climate protection in transport is holistic, combining economics, technical aspects, and societal considerations. He is currently writing his PhD about business implications of climate regulations on the automotive industry at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen.Philipp Ellett studied industrial engineering, business administration and economics with a minor in philosophy in Karlsruhe, Bonn and Friedrichshafen. He started his career at the regulatory strategy for Daimler in Stuttgart and is currently working for the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) in Berlin, as manager for climate protection policy.
As founder of PJE consult, he engages as a speaker and advises companies on the field of sustainability.
Director Sustainable Mobility Strategy Powertrain Solutions
Robert Bosch GmbH
With a Diplom-Ingenieur for Mechanical Engineering from Environmental Campus University of Trier, Germany in 2002, Björn Noack joined Bosch in the same year, and has held various positions in System Engineering Diesel and Gasoline Powertrains as well as strategic advisor for Powertrain technology to the Bosch board of management.
Since 2020 he has been Director for Sustainable Mobility Strategy at Bosch Powertrain Solutions. Mr Noack as a central coordinator is supported not only by technical and market-oriented expertise within the business division but also from the experts in the corporate office for governmental affairs.
The ambitious climate action signed with the Paris Agreement is fully supported by Bosch and requires close interaction between product strategy in the business units and the respective regulatory changes progressing on an European and national level.
Björn's presentation is titled 'How to Leave Behind Fossil Fuels' and its focus is on future hydrogen technologies and synthetic liquid as well as gaseous derivates – so called drop-in E-Fuels for effective defossilization of vehicle stock as a complementary measure to ambitious electrification of suitable mobility sectors and use-cases.
Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions
Carrie George is Vice President, Head of Sustainability Solutions for Everledger. Everledger provides emerging technologies for a variety of sustainability and circular economy, social impact and business needs across various supply chains.
Carrie George has been recognized as one of the top 100 most influential leaders in sustainability and ethical sourcing for the last 5 years and awarded a Distinguished Fellow for her work in global supply chains. With over a decade of experience developing programs and over 40 commodity chains that aim to positively impact people and the planet. Carrie has worked with corporations, governments and non-profit organizations, including leading Apple’s first Responsible Sourcing and Conflict Minerals programs, including all battery material tracking from mine to end of life recycling. In her work across the jewelry, electronics, and apparel industry, she has collaborated with key research, technology companies and non-profit organizations to better map supply chains and mitigate issues in social and environmental issues associated with those chains.
Carrie brings creative thinking and tactical experience to her role at Everledger, where she heads the team leading minerals & metals programs as well as sustainability applications. She has strong capability in assessing how and where Everledger’s emerging technology solutions can increase efficiencies, reduce administrative burden and drastically increase accuracy and functionality of supply chain data well beyond the purpose of basic compliance needs.
Carrie George's presentation is on 'EU Taxonomy Regulation, your energy impact, and using technology for increased efficiency and accuracy of sustainability claims'. It will explain how Everledger is working with experts and peers to enable supply chain reporting of direct energy use, but also sharing the necessary information to report on the greenhouse gas emissions related to the product (i.e. incorporating data across the supply chain and lifespan of the product). She will present early findings and opportunities on how you can support this collaborative effort to efficiently and accurately enable this reporting and progress for all supply chain actors.