Université Catholique de Louvain
Simon Bager is a PhD Candidate at Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, where he works on how private companies can promote sustainable land use through their supply chains, explicitly focusing on sustainability initiatives and commitments. Simon's professional expertise is in the area of land use, focusing among other things on agriculture, forestry and bio-based supply chains, including policy analysis and assessments. He has also worked on sustainability aspects in relation to bioenergy and the transition to a bioeconomy. Beyond supply chains, he is keen on exploring the implications of the SDGs on global land use and natural resource consumption, and how novel technologies, such as IoT and blockchain can be applied in the context of supply chains and sustainable land use. Simon holds a Master of Science in Environmental Management and Policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics at Lund University and a Master of Science in Geography from the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management at the University of Copenhagen. Simon's experience include consulting, project management, scientific research, teaching and communication, with competencies in policy assessment, development, and analysis within the fields of climate change, bio-based supply chains, land use, agriculture and forestry, and the bioeconomy. Simon has previously worked as: * Consultant and Senior Consultant at COWI's unit for Bioeconomy, Climate Change and Agricultural Services * External Lecturer at the University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources. * Program Assistant at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), where he led the research on the Big Facts project along with three colleagues. * Intern at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), working as Communications Assistant at the Brussels EU-policy Office in the fall of 2011.