With her first work experience in one of the biggest consultancies worldwide, Kim shifted towards a career that aligns with her personal interest in sustainability. Started as a blogger at ‘Kim goes eko’, the female entrepreneur has been part of the founding team of a social enterprise in Germany. VinoKilo has scaled quickly to create awareness on sustainable fashion consumption. Now, with her graduation in Leadership for Sustainability, she is a coach and project leader at Drivhuset. Drivhuset is a creative space and pre-incubator in Malmö.
Kim is a passionate sustainability geek and change maker. She believes sustainability can be part of a systemic change of every industry existing today.
Marco Valente is a consultant and teacher based in Malmö, Sweden. He works with approaches to participatory leadership to solve intractable problems like the sustainability challenges we face. He is passionate about heightening the collective intelligence of the teams and make them more able to solve complex problems in generative ways. He is a former pedagogy faculty at the Masters in Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability (MSLS) in Karlskrona. He is the founder of Plecter.
Everything that happens in the universe has an impact on every thing in this world, and every action of every single individual in this world has an impact on the whole universe. This principle has always been part of my DNA as a change maker. I have been a social entrepreneur and social innovator now for more than 15 years and have devoted my life in translating global challenges into local actions around the globe. Besides my own foundation, Culture Clash4U, which has been very active in youth work, gender equality, talent development and human rights education in the Netherlands and across Europe for almost 12 years, I also have initiated several civil actions and social enterprises in almost 60 countries. Yet I feel that we have barely scratched the surface and lot of works needs to be done. I truly believe that in order to make significant change, we need to reconnect our energies. And as energy cannot be created nor destroyed merely transformed from one form into another, why not try to convert this collective energy into a form from which we all benefit? That’s the mission of my life.
Denise & Martin
Denise&Martin is a Malmö based duo that plays covers of their taste; all from Leonard Cohen to Erykah Badu.