A panel discussion with speakers from the state, private, academic and product side of the circular economy, all talking about how the circular economy can tackle the triple bottom line.
Event: The circular economy: a way for businesses to tackle the triple bottom line and realize a more sustainable future.
Location: Civic Hall 118 W. 22nd St 12th Floor New York, NY 10011
Eric Hudson (Founder & CEO, Preserve)
Kevin Eckerle (Senior Research Scholar and Director of Corporate Research and Engagement Center for Sustainable Business, NYU Stern)
Ron Gonen (Co-founder & CEO – Closed Loop Partners)
Kate Daly (Senior Vice President, Center for Urban Innovation, NYC Economic Development Corporation)
Moderator: Nell Derick Debevoise (Founder & CEO, Inspiring Capital)
The circular economy (CE) in business can lead to the integration of social, environmental and financial returns. By moving away from the current linear take-make-dispose model, which assumes that natural resources are unlimited and cheap, the circular economy is more restorative and regenerative by design. It encourages businesses to think differently about their products, resources, and customers.
Our panel speakers are not about business-as-usual, rather they represent organizations that are interested or acting on ‘circularity’. We discuss what steps have been taken towards the CE, their takeaways from these actions, what they see as the trajectory of the CE in business and how businesses can take steps to get there.