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Nicola KimmNicola Kimm

Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Signify


Dr. Nicola Kimm is the Global Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety for Signify. In this role she has led the company to its leadership position in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 3 consecutive years. Passionate about driving sustainability in all aspects of the business, she leads an organization of professionals at global, regional and site levels. Through its Brighter Lives, Better World program, Signify is working toward ambitious goals on sustainable revenues and sustainable operations, such as carbon neutrality and zero waste to landfill in 2020. Previously, Nicola has held international and multi-disciplinary roles in engineering, operations, communications and sustainability in Europe, Asia, and the US in industries such as electronics, chemicals and foods. Nicola holds a PhD in Economics and Business Engineering, MSc and BSc degrees in Chemical Engineering, and a BSc in Ecology.

Takes part in

Jan, 20 8:00 AM CET
Main Stage
Panel Discussion

Renewable vs. Traditional Energy: How to Ensure the Transition to a Low-Carbon Global Economy?

  • How the integration of renewable energy with traditional energy can ensure a cleaner, greener, and more sustainable future

  • How traditional energy might play the sustainability game. Successful case studies from the leading global utilities on implementing low-carbon solutions.

  • The potential of natural gas: A foundation for renewables or a major contributor to climate change.

Nicola Kimm Head of Sustainability, Environment, Health & Safety, Signify
Balu Balagopal Senior Partner at Kearney
Tulsi Tanti Chairman at Suzlon Energy Limited
Frank van Mierlo CEO at 1366 Technologies
Jinlong Ma Vice President at APEC Sustainable Energy Center