Archived Webinar

Circular Economy and the Private Sector

"Many companies have already embraced circular economy principles in their operations."

System shocks tend to compel the private sector to reimagine the future of business, innovate, assess supply chains, and create value in the midst of uncertainty. This shift has been well documented under COVID-19 and will continue to be felt as the world tackles the Earth’s planetary boundaries. A circular economy – centered on principles that economies can be regenerative by design, retain as much value from products and materials, and simultaneously mitigate the climate impacts associated with manufacturing – can likewise help the private sector recover the US$4.5 trillion wasted in the current take-make-waste consumer model. 

In this inaugural session of this learning series on ‘Circular Economy and Private Sector Development’, we invite global leaders and practitioners invested in a private sector-led transition to a circular economy, explore questions of its economic viability, contribution to resilience, and impact on applicable Sustainable Development Goals.

About the Presenters

Joke Dufourmont

Lead, Circle Economy

Joke Dufourmont leads Circle Economy’s Circular Jobs Initiative, aiming to ensure a positive transition to circularity for work and workers.

Ken Webster

Director, International Society, Circular Economy

Ken Webster is a director of the International Society for Circular Economy, and was previously Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation 

Nabil Nasr

Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, Director, Golisano Institute

Nabil Nasr is Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology; he also founded RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery 

Shardul Agrawala

Head, Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD Environment Directorate

Shardul Agrawala is Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division at the OECD Environment Directorate.

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