Sebastian Philipps

Angestellt, Co-Founder, Better Earth

Berlin, Germany


Professional experience for Sebastian Philipps

  • Current 3 years and 7 months, since Jan 2021


    Better Earth

    On the mission to co-create flagships of the future economy. Putting to work close to15 years in sustainability x innovation with hands on experience in decarbonization / climate, circular economy, target setting, Mittelstand transformation, marketing, innovation, and energy strategy, corporate venturing, and sustainability / ESG due diligence.

  • 5 months, Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

    Sustainability and Innovation Advisor


  • 1 year and 7 months, Jan 2019 - Jul 2020

    Head of Innovation Strategy


    RESPONSIBILITIES: Development of purpose driven Innovation Strategy consulting business | Sales coordination | Offering development | Coordination of client project delivery | Process design | Coordination of internal projects | Recruiting and people development

  • 3 years and 4 months, Sep 2015 - Dec 2018


    Accenture Strategy - Sustainability

    VERANTWORTLICHKEITEN Strategische Programmsteuerung | Geschäftsfeldentwicklung für Kunden | Organisations-design | Strategische Planung | Prozessoptimierung | Recruiting und Entwicklung | Konzeptionelle Arbeit THEMEN: Innovation | Erneuerbare Energie | Digitale Technologien | Infrastruktur | Klimaschutz | Circular Eco-nomy | Transparenz in Wertschöpfungsketten | Nachhaltigkeitsvaluierung | Verwaltung | Naturkapital

  • 1 year and 3 months, Jan 2014 - Mar 2015

    Corporate Partnerships Specialist

    Asian Development Bank Environment Operations Center

    VERANTWORTLICHKEITEN Entwicklung der Corporate Partnerships Strategy im Umweltprogramm der Mekong-Region| Design finanzieller Interventionen | Multi-Stakeholder Management | Design von Initiativen THEMEN Naturkapital | Klimaschutz | Straßenfracht und Logistik | Public Private Partnerships

  • 5 years and 1 month, Dec 2008 - Dec 2013

    Project Manager

    Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)

    Project management and development with supervisory role; working group management; strategy work; research design; policy recommendations; tool development; capacity building in China; presentations in China and Europe

  • 3 months, Jul 2008 - Sep 2008

    Assistant Business Development CDM

    Zhejiang Huanke ecolutions, China

    Development of a business plan for an integrated biogas and water treatment project in Zhejiang Province (China) under the Clean Development Mechanism; conceptual work on landfill gas projects; market analyses; supervision of interns

  • 1 month, Jan 2008 - Jan 2008

    External Consultant

    Stiftung Welt:Klasse

    Project evaluation and development in South and Southwest China

  • 2 months, Feb 2007 - Mar 2007

    Assistant Project Development

    Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (Ifas)

    Support of project development done by the China team; support of marketing activities for the master programme "International Material Flow Management"

  • 2 months, Aug 2005 - Sep 2005

    Assistant Strategic Marketing


    Analyses: channels of distribution and new markets within the UK & Ireland; customer dialogue at 100%Detail (Fair, Earls Court London)

Educational background for Sebastian Philipps

  • 2016 - 2017

    Accenture-INSEAD Business Strategy

    INSEAD Business School

  • 3 years, Oct 2008 - Sep 2011

    Economics / Chinese Area Studies

    University of Cologne

    China's Political Economy, Energy Economics, Econometrics

  • 11 months, Sep 2007 - Jul 2008

    Chinese Studies

    Ocean University of China

    Chinese Language and Culture

  • 5 years and 7 months, Apr 2007 - Oct 2012

    Business Administration

    University of Cologne

    Economic Psychology, Organisation Theory, General Management


  • German

    First language

  • English


  • Chinese


  • Italian



behaviour and political economy; lifestyles of the future; decision-making in China; intercultural psychology; hiking; people
; photography

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