Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (CESD) Deep Dive Webinar

Due Diligence and Circularity Solutions for Battery Value Chains

Thu, Dec 9 2021
Europe/Berlin: 12:30 - 2:30pm

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The CESD Deep Dive Webinar is part of the Circular Economy Solutions Dialogues (CESD) series, an initiative launched by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH in cooperation with the Global Solutions Initiative (GSI).

Battery technology is becoming an essential component of sustainable mobility. Thus, battery demand and production volumes will significantly increase over the next decades. Most studies expect a growth of between 15 and 20 per cent until 2030. In order to achieve a sustainability transformation of the automotive sector, a broad set of sustainability actions must be taken along the battery value chain.

The CESD Deep Dive Webinar seeks to explore the current state of environmental and human rights due diligence in the battery value chain and the potential of sustainable supply chains and circular solutions.

The webinar will be hosted by GIZ and GSI and moderated by Daniel Weiss, Head of Green Economy Programme at adelphi.

Registration and participation is open for everyone and encouraged for practitioners within the industry or related industries.

For questions please email Ms. Katharina Lange (



Start of the session

12.30 – 12.40

Welcome to the CESD series and the Deep Dive

Dr. Holger Kuhle, Policy Advisor, GIZ

Konstantinos Karampourniotis, Living Prospects

12.40 – 13:10

Impulse presentations (incl. Q&A)

Environmental and human rights due diligence in the battery value chain – where do we stand?

Michael Reckordt, Raw materials expert, PowerShift e.V.

Socio-economic implications of implementing due diligence laws on the global (battery) value chain

Dr. Mohamad Dian Revindo, Head of Business Climate and Global Value Chain Research Group, LPEM FEB, University of Indonesia

13.10 – 13.20

Sustainability challenges in the battery value chain – an introduction

Daniel Weiss, Head of Green Economy Programme, adelphi

13.20 – 13:50

Due Diligence and circularity solutions in the battery value chain – perspectives from the automotive sector (incl. Q&A)

Jens Winker, Associate Director Supply Chain Consulting, EMEA ELEVATE

Samara Madjid, Strategy Purchasing and Supplier Network, BMW Group

Jingyue Hou, Project Director & Technical Adviser, GIZ - China

13:50 – 14.30

Plenary discussion


End of the session

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