Founder and CEO
Eva Gladek is the founder and CEO of Metabolic, a consulting, research, and venture building firm focused on tackling global sustainability challenges and advancing a circular economy. Eva founded Metabolic in 2012 with the mission of transitioning the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable and circular state. Metabolic provides strategies and tools, crunches data, creates new technologies, builds pilots and scales up innovations. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Metabolic has an international and interdisciplinary team working with governments, businesses, and non-profits around the world.Eva holds a Master’s in Industrial Environmental Management from Yale University and a Bachelor’s in Molecular Biology from Amherst College. In her years of consulting work and concept development, she has advised hundreds of organizations, ranging from progressive cities to global NGOs, and industry leaders in nearly every economic sector. She is an expert in technical environmental management techniques and has developed a number of frameworks for systems thinking, the circular economy and sustainable design. She is consistently listed among the top influencers in sustainability in the Netherlands, a country recognized as leading the transition to the circular economy.