Archived Webinar

Circular Economy and Emerging Technologies

"Challenges and opportunities in the enabling environment and investment climate within the intersection of emerging technologies and circular economy."

A Circular Economy (CE) is a paradigm for sustainable growth that aims to transform how societies design, produce, and consume goods and services towards a regenerative economic cycle (SmaCE 2019). Emerging technologies and their convergence are having a transformational effect across global value chains. The range of these innovations across the digital, physical and biological technologies −from AI/machine learning, robotics, Internet of Things (IoT), bioelectrochemical engineering, to sharing platforms, etc.− play a crucial role in enabling circular business models by increasing efficiencies and reducing wastage; driving innovation by allowing new entrants in the markets; increasing information transparency allowing companies to gather insights; and enabling to move away from the use of traditional limited or resource/intensive materials (Accenture, 2020). In this learning session on ‘Circular Economy and Private Sector Development’, we invite global industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and scientists to share their insights as well as policy-makers to discuss challenges and opportunities both in the enabling environment and investment climate within the intersection of emerging technologies and circular economy.

Through this Webinar, you will - 

  • Obtain insights into the analytical and industry side of things, and get an overview of the importance and growth of emerging technologies for CE
  • Learn about how industries are leveraging key technologies to promote CE in their operations
  • Understand how tech providers are helping companies enable CE in their products
  • Learn how enabling environment is working with industries to help promote CE practices
  • Gain insights into how entrepreneurs in developing countries have used digitalization to promote CE.

About the Presenters

Martha Martinez Licetti

Practice Manager, Markets, Competition and Technology, FCI GP, The World Bank Group

Wesley Spindler

Business Strategy & Sustainability Director, Accenture and Co-Author, The Circular Economy Handbook

Attila Turos

Senior Advisor, Value Chains, UNDP and Co-Founder, Seven Chapters of Circularity

Henrik Hvid Jensen

Head, Circular Economy Internet Initiative, Corporate Blockchain

Dr. Mark Esposito

Best-selling author; Co-Founder and CLO, Nexus FrontierTech

Matanya Horowitz

CEO, AMP Robotics

Matthew Silver

CEO, Cambrian Innovation

Gerhardt Carsten

Partner, A.T. Kearney, Germany

Mathy Stanislaus

Interim Director, Global Battery Alliance, World Economic Forum

Giorgos Demetriou

Director, Circular Economy Research Center, France

Elisa Tonda

Head, Consumption & Production Unit, Resources and Markets Branch, Economy Division UNEP

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