Eco-Effective Strategies is a one-woman-company, led by Anne-Mette Jørgensen, collaborating with other individuals and larger companies on a project-by-project basis. For each project, I set up the best possible team of people for that task, knowing that such a team is rarely available within one and the same organization. I work closely with other consultants and co-founded North Sea Futures.
The mission of Eco-Effective Strategies is to facilitate companies, governments and NGOs in the development and implementation of eco-effective strategies and solutions. So don’t hesitate to contact me if you need help to design or improve your sustainability strategy or CSR policy; to better engage with external and internal stakeholders or simply to support your team with expert knowledge and long-time experience in how to navigate the sometimes treacherous passages towards Eco-Effective solutions.
The concept of Eco-Effectiveness seeks to realize a supportive relationship between the ecological systems on which we as humans depend and long-term economic success. The goal is not to minimise human impact on ecological systems and the cradle-to-grave flow of materials, but to maximize our positive impact on the world around us and to generate cyclical, cradle-to-cradle flows of materials that maintain or even increase their value as a resource over time (upcycling).
Current focus: Offshore Installations & Marine Ecosystems
In order to meet the needs of a world population of almost 10 billion in 2050, there is no doubt we will have to make more sustainable and effective use of the our oceans and seas, including the North Sea. Based on learnings from the LiNSI project and other activities, I believe that we need to think about offshore structures in a new way: rather than developing structures for one particular purpose and removing them to shore when we don’t need them for that particular purpose any more, we should explore how to maximize the number of (ecosystem) services that can be provided by these structures in one place. Building and transporting offshore structures from virgin material costs a lot of resources and energy. Placing them on the seabed, so they can be safely used, disturbs surrounding marine communities. Taking them away, once again disturbs marine life. At the moment, most of my work focuses on this challenge as you may see under Projects.
If you want to know more, don’t hesitate to send me an email and I will get in touch with you as soon as possible.