Corporate Net-Zero: Decarbonizing value chains October 7, 2021 • 14:00 CET
Sustainability professionals Decarbonization Net-Zero Economy Leadership Carbon Neutrality Climate Change

Dorethe NielsenDorethe Nielsen

Vice President of Corporate Environmental Strategy at Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk

Dorethe is Vice President of Corporate Environmental Strategy and overall responsible for Novo Nordisk environmental footprint. She leads Novo Nordisk new ambition of zero environmental impact “Circular for Zero” that was developed and approved in 2018 and is charged with management of corporate driven programmes, stakeholder engagements and communication.

Dorethe joined the Novo Group in 2000 and has held several managerial position within the company, including a 3 year assignment in Shanghai, China. In 2013 she returned to Denmark as head of EHS for Novo Nordisk Production sites, charged with the responsibility to decouple environmental footprint from business growth. Later she moved to a corporate function with the task to develop Novo Nordisk new environmental strategy. The strategy Circular for Zero was approved in 2018 and she now heads up the function being responsible for implementing the strategy.

Dorethe has a Bachelor degree in Chemical engineering. She is a graduate of the Harvard Business School of Global Strategic Management and the CISL’s Business and Sustainability Programme in Cambridge.

Takes part in

Oct, 7 2:00 PM CET
Panel Discussion

Net-Zero Supply Chain: Industry Leadership beyond Profit

This panel will discuss and explore how the leaders in Scope 3 decarbonization are taking initiative to efficiently engage with suppliers, conclude meaningful partnerships, and try new approaches to fully unlock a climate-neutral organizational structure and facilitate a slower temperature rise worldwide.
  • Unboxing the role of sustainable logistics and renewable energy

  • Climate transparency as a prerequisite for an environmentally clean company

  • Incentivizing suppliers and partnering with third-party stakeholders

Dorethe Nielsen Vice President of Corporate Environmental Strategy at Novo Nordisk
Maurice Loosschilder Head of Sustainability at Signify
Virginia Covo Global Director, Climate Action at AB InBev
Steffen Schwartz-Höfler Head of Group Sustainability at Continental AG
Stuart Broadley CEO at Energy Industries Council