| Ida Auken |
|Born||22 April 1978|
|Alma mater||University of Copenhagen|
|Member of||Friends of Europe/Young European Leaders 2012, WEF/Young Global Leaders/2013|
|Party||Social Democrats (Denmark), Danish Social Liberal Party (Denmark), Socialist People's Party (Denmark)|
Ida Margrete Meier Auken is a Danish politician and member of the Folketing for the Social Democrats political party. She has been a member of parliament since 2007. She was Minister for the Environment of Denmark from 2011 to 2014. Until 2014 she was a member of the Socialist People's Party, after which she moved to the Danish Social Liberal Party. In 2021 she switched to the Social Democrats.
Auken is member of the advisory board of Vigga.us, a Danish company that produces organic children's clothing after the circular idea, so that the clothes can be rented and reused. Auken is also a member of Old Brick 's advisory board, which is a Danish company that cleans and recycles used bricks. Auken is also member of the advisory board of EMG, an international CSR and sustainability consultancy founded in the Netherlands, which advises in sustainable development and Cradle to Cradle certified products.
A Quote by Ida Auken
|World Economic Forum||“And if you lease, why shouldn’t you lease your refrigerator, or your washing machine, or our dishwasher. Why do you want to own it? I mean it’s not like the plastic and the metal is like, “You! I own it.” A broken dishwasher. I mean wow. No, why don’t you want to go into a business model where the company owns it? You know what happens when the company owns it? Actually, they can bring down the prices because they don’t have to buy new metal and new plastic.”|