Christina Jäger

Co-founder & Managing Director, Yunus Environment Hub

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Christina co-founded Yunus Environment Hub (YEH) together with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Prof. Muhammad Yunus and his Creative Advisor Hans Reitz. YEH develops social business solutions that tackle the environmental and climate crisis. The expertise of the global YEH network covers waste & plastic management, circular economy, carbon neutrality, biodiversity, afforestation, sustainable agriculture, clean energy and access to clean water. Christina was appointed to the Commission on Sustainable Business, Trade and Finance of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation & Development and serves as co-chair of the ministry’s PREVENT Waste Alliance. Since 2015 she is a Responsible Leader of the BMW Foundation World Responsible Leaders network and has received a Social Impact Scholarship of KfW Foundation in 2016. She has lectured at several universities and speaks regularly at high profile events. In 2016 she co-founded “Circular Economy Rhein Main” and in 2019 “Colombia Circular”, platforms to develop a circular economy in Rhein Main metropolitan region and Colombia respectively; in 2016 she co-founded “The Plastic Lab”, a creative laboratory to keep plastics out of nature. YEH is a spin-off company of Grameen Creative Lab where Christina is an Advisory Board member and has served before as Managing Partner and various other roles since 2011. Prior, she worked as Assistant to the Executive Director of Yunus Centre in Bangladesh and was trained in micro-finance with Grameen Bank. She holds a Master’s degree in Political Science & International Economics from Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg and studied International Relations of Latin America, Spanish & Portuguese at UADE. During her studies she was an active member of AIESEC, the largest international student run NGO on developing societal leaders. She was Vice President Talent Management, Conference Manager for the annual International Congress in Brazil (2008) and India (2010) and served as trainer and facilitator in various conferences. Christina’s passion is nature and exploring the wonders of our world. She has embarked on a journey towards a zero-waste lifestyle and in becoming a vegan. Christina draws inspiration from art, culture & sustainable design and enjoys doing sports such as hiking, mountain biking, yoga and volleyball.

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