D3 | Urban climate actions, health and environmental benefits: a research framework for cities

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Presentation: Health and climate benefits of urban climate actions - a research framework for cities 

Speaker Simon Hansen, Director of Regions - C40 Cities

Simon Hansen is responsible for the management of C40's Regions and Cities team. Before joining C40, Simon served as Deputy Director in the City of Copenhagen's Technical and Environmental Administration, as well as head of its City Development Department, where he oversaw strategic planning, including the delivery of Copenhagen's ambitious climate plan for the city to be carbon neutral in 2025. Prior to his involvement in city administration, Simon was head of section in the Danish Finance Ministry and policy advisor at the UK Cabinet Office. Simon has been a frequent lecturer at the University of Copenhagen with courses on City Governance and Urban Strategy. He holds an MA in political Science from the University of Copenhagen and the New School University in New York City, and a BA in political Science from the University of Copenhagen.

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Speaker Susanne Stormer, Vice President, Corporate Sustainability, Corporate Stakeholder Engagement - Novo Nordisk A/S

Susanne Stormer leads Novo Nordisk's efforts to be a sustainable business and is charged with management of corporate sustainability-driven programmes, the integrated Annual Report, stakeholder engagements and communication on the value of the company's Triple Bottom Line (TBL) business principle. In this capacity she sets the strategic direction for the company's positioning as a sustainability leader and a pioneer in demonstrating the long-term business value of incorporating economic, social and environmental perspectives into its market proposition. Susanne joined the Novo Group in 2000 to ingrain the TBL principle in the business as the lens for decision-making and a strong component of the corporate culture. Among her achievements are the successful integration of the company's financial and sustainability reporting. She is member of the International Integrated Reporting Council and the Advisory Council for the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, and adjunct professor of Corporate Sustainability at the Copenhagen Business School.

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Presentation: What is the value of a bird singing at your hospital? 

Speaker David Vernon Brasfield, Environmental Manager - Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital

David Brasfield is an architect and building engineer with a professional background in urban renewal, urban planning, environmental management and sustainable city policy development. David has since 2005 worked to promote green roofs and infrastructure in Norway and Scandinavia, and holds positions at NGOs at the national and Scandinavian level. David migrated from the municipal sector to the hospital sector in Norway in 2013. From his present position as Environmental Manager at Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, David has worked at the regional and local levels with consumption based GHG inventories, carbon responsible procurement, and the development of beautiful, functional, innovative and sustainable hospital grounds.

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