Morton Hemkhaus is Senior Advisor and Co-Lead Circular Economy at adelphi. He works on projects relating to circular economy, resource efficiency and waste management. In this context he designs, implements and evaluates multi- and bilateral development cooperation projects in the plastics, electronics and textile industries. His main focus lies on the design and implementation of Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) systems. He has extensive experience in developing studies, organising dialogue events and workshops as well as conducting study trips. Further, he is responsible for the coordination of adelphi's internal environmental management system in accordance with the requirements of the European EMAS Regulation.
Prior to joining adelphi, Morton worked for the business consultancy Schlange & Co., which specialises in corporate responsibility, where his work focussed on producing materiality analyses, stakeholder surveys, sustainability benchmarks. He also organised an international conference on sustainable supply chains. Before that, he gained academic experience through his work at the Centre for Sustainability Management at the Leuphana University in Lüneburg, where he applied qualitative social scientific research methods to analysing the concept of success employed by social enterprises. As an honorary member of the board of the Student Network for Ethics in Economics and Practice (sneep e.V.), he is responsible for member support, administrating a sustainability jobs portal, and for strategic organisational development.
Morton holds a master’s degree in environmental management and policy from the International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) in Lund, Sweden. Through his studies, he gained interdisciplinary skills and knowledge in the fields of environmental economics, corporate sustainability management, and in environmental policy analysis. His master’s thesis addresses the development of performance indicators in the circular economy using the example of the textile industry. Prior to that, he studied environmental science at the Leuphana Universität, Lüneburg, Germany and at the Karlstad University in Sweden. He is capacity WORKS certified.