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Denise Reike

Denise Reike is a Phd candidate at the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development in the Netherlands. Her publications focus on the circular economy (CE), specifically CE conceptualization and measuring CE progress in combining approaches from innovation systems research. From 2014-2018 Denise held a position as Junior Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Utrecht where she taught a variety of subjects related to her research interests in sustainable business, such as corporate social responsibility, organizational change management, sustainable and closed-loop supply chain management, sustainable entrepreneurship, technology venturing and innovation management.

She has a deep interest in the governance of transitions and social change processes beyond business studies owed to her inter-disciplinary education as a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Governance. Denise is the Chair of the Commission Food, Beverages and Retail at the Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO); in this role she passionately questions the Board of Directors of large, Dutch based multi-nationals regarding their sustainability performance during the Annual General Shareholder Meetings.


Springer Nature released its Sustainable Business Report for 2021.

Peter Newman, Editor-in-Chief of Sustainable Earth, was named Scientist of the Year at the 2018 Western Australian Premier’s Science Awards.

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    265 days to first decision for all manuscripts (Median)
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