Head of Circularity, Hilti
Caroline Stern is Head of Circularity at Hilti, focusing on the Electric Tools and Accessories division. With a company goal to “lead the industry in Circularity”, the team is driving opportunities ranging from product design and material selection, through business model innovations and to collection & recycling systems for tools and batteries. Passionate about the Circular Economy since learning about it on the McKinsey Intranet 6 years ago, Caroline has a varied background in operational improvement, strategic consulting and industry research. Caroline specialized in improving production capacity and raw material yield, helping to drive step-change improvement on resource use in food, chemicals and transport industries across Europe. Originally from Brazil, Caroline has been living in Zürich for the past four years and speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish and German.