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Lunch Talk Series I Digitalisation & Sustainability I Protection of Natural Resources

The second edition of our “Digital Pathways to Sustainability” Lunch Talk Series will take place on 17 November 2022 at 1 pm CET. The speakers Birthe Soppe and Roeland Hemsteede will provide insights into new paths to greater sustainability and the problematic strategies of fossil-based companies to mitigate or prevent sustainability. Stephan Bohn will be moderating. This is an online event, which will be held in English. Our aim is to come together and exchange ideas through an inspiring digital lunch break.


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Digitalisation & Sustainability – Protection of Natural Resources
Birthe Soppe, Roeland Hemsteede & Stephan Bohn
Thursday, 17 November 2022 | 1 pm – 2pm (CET)



Birthe Soppe, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Organization Studies at the University of Innsbruck. She is also affiliated with the University of Oslo, where she is Vice Director of the research centre INTRANSIT focusing on sustainability transitions. Her research areas include organization theory, institutional theory, and sustainability. One of her current research projects focuses on how industry incumbents in fossil fuel based industries respond to the grand challenge of climate change. Birthe Soppe will talk about “Time will tell: Category reinvention as incumbent stigma response in contested industries”.

Roeland Hemsteede, PhD, is a Senior Consultant at IOD PARC where he focuses on monitoring and evaluating (climate) resilience and social protection in development and humanitarian interventions. He will talk about which aspect of resilience is currently the focus of technological interventions in Indonesia’s rainforest protection sector. Roeland Hemsteede will talk about “Preparing, responding, or revitalising? How technology is currently used in relation to climate change and rainforest protection in Indonesia”.



Stephan Bohn, PhD, is a senior researcher and a project leader in the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society group. At HIIG, he is responsible for projects about digital organizing, sustainability, open source and platforms. Stephan’s research areas focus on organizational change, institutional change, framing and (disruptive) technologies in different areas, especially digitalization and open-source, digital music market and platforms, and green innovations such as renewables, and electric mobility. In doing so, he likes to combine qualitative methods and machine learning approaches such as topic modelling.


Lunch Talk Series: Digital pathways to sustainability

In our digital pathways to sustainability, we explore cutting edge research at the intersection of sustainability and digitalisation that is also highly relevant for practice and policy. Topics include grand challenges, green energy, responsible platforms, and sustainable entrepreneurship. Our aim is to bring researchers and practitioners with a mutual interest on these topics together, exchange ideas, and make research more visible, applicable and impactful.

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Event date

17.11.2022 | 1.00 pm – 2.00 pm ical | gcal


Online,  HIIG,   Berlin


Stephan Bohn, Dr.

Senior Researcher & Project Lead: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society


This high-profile lecture series thrives to develop a European perspective on the processes of transformation that our societies are currently undergoing.


Once a month we publicly discuss the impact of digitalisation on the society. Therefore we invite special guests and engage in a dialogue with the audience.


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