Department of Management, Society and Communication

Kant Hvass
External lecturer

Kerli Kant Hvass
Presentation and academic fields

Kerli Kant Hvass is an external lecturer at CBS in circular economy, business models and fashion entrepreneurship. Kerli holds an industrial PhD degree from CBS on business model innovation for circular economy in the context of fashion industry.

 She has 10+  years of experience working with sustainability globally from private, public,
non-profit sectors and academia. She has developed circular economy at BESTSELLER
and advised the Estonian Ministry of Environment on eco-innovation and circular economy. 

The recent years she has advocated for textile circularity in the Nordic-Baltic region and initiated several projects to keep textiles away from landfills. She is passionate about eco-system solutions in achieving circularity and is dedicated in building collaboration between different stakeholders and initiatives.

Outside CBS, she works as an advisor and developer integrating sustainability and circular economy within for-profit and non-profit organizations in the areas of strategic developent,
business modeling, supply chain development and cross-sectoral collaboration.


Professional and/or academic experience
  • Fashion Entrepreneurship and Business Development
  • Business model and circular economy
Pedagogical experience/method skills/supervision

Case studies, action research, qualitative research projects

Other Teaching Activities

Project related research tasks in the field of business models for sustainability and circularity, circular economy, fashion entrepreneurship


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