Dr Florian Kapmeier (male) is Professor for Strategy at the ESB Business School of Reutlingen University. He received his doctorate from the University of Stuttgart. He has strengthened his academic profile with research visits at MIT Sloan School of Management (Cambridge, USA), McGill University (Montréal, Canada), University of Lugano (Switzerland), and EmLyon Business School (Lyon, France). For his research and teaching activities, he links the System Dynamics methodology with empirical research on theory development and testing. His thematic focus is on aspects of understanding complexity in the field of sustainability, including the understanding of climate change. Florian is partner of the US-based think tank Climate Interactive. He conducts Climate Action simulations and En-ROADS climate workshops with politicians and corporate executives, diplomats as well as delegates to UN climate negotiations, professors and high-school teachers university, and university and high-school students in groups of between 12 and 70+ participants. He is a World Climate and En-ROADS ambassador and is among the top 5 En-ROADS users worldwide.
His research on sustainability issues is awarded, for example by ARCS (Alliance of Research on Corporate Sustainability): Best Presentation 2017, People’s Choice for the paper “Rooney-Varga JN, Sterman JD, Fracassi E, Franck T, Kapmeier F, Kurker V, Johnston E, Jones AP, Rath K: Combining role-play with interactive simulation to motivate informed climate action: Evidence from the World Climate simulation) and by the German System Dynamics Society (DGSD, Gert-von-Kortzfleisch-Preis) for excellent work with system dynamics: Kapmeier F, Gonçalves P (2018) Wasted paradise? Policies for Small Island States to manage tourism-driven growth while controlling waste generation: the case of the Maldives. System Dynamics Review 34(1-2):172-221.
Florian collaborates closely with the Ministries of the Environment and of Education of the State of Baden-Württemberg on the dissemination of Climate Interactive’s toolset around C-ROADS and En-ROADS in Germany. He is member of a working group, assessing how to bring climate change into high-schools. He is author of the sequence on the use of C-ROADS and En-ROADS in the classroom for the forthcoming geography school book for high schools. He has developed training materials for teachers and has trained teachers in Baden-Württemberg on facilitating the World Climate and the Climate Action Simulations.