Week in Overview
Tales mentioned this week (6:45).
Mainstage highlights from Circularity 20 (19:10)
This week, GreenBiz hosted Circularity 20, the most important North American convention centered on round financial system points. We’ll be posting movies for a lot of techniques in coming weeks. In the meantime, listed here are highlights from 4 of our mainstage audio system. (A second batch is forthcoming subsequent week.)
Dame Ellen MacArthur, founding father of the Ellen MacArthur Basis, which has been instrumental in catalyzing collective company motion to deal with key round financial system points resembling plastics and meals waste, kicked off the convention. This outtake function her ideas on techniques change and the hyperlink between local weather change and circularity.
Audrey Choi, chief advertising and marketing officer and chief sustainability officer of Morgan Stanley, gave an awesome presentation on methods to have interaction the C-suite about round financial system points. “I can’t consider one other occasion by which it could be a sensible enterprise place to take a finite pure useful resource, flip it right into a product we use on common for 12 minutes and throw it away,” she mentioned, speaking about single-use plastics.
Ovie Mughelli, the previous Atlanta Falcons fullback who has devoted his voice and sources to environmental schooling for youngsters, challenged the enterprise neighborhood to work more durable on together with environmental justice concerns of their technique.
Jasmine Crowe, founder and CEO of Goodr, addressed the persistent downside of meals waste and made the case for why each firm — regardless of its business — must be have a technique for addressing it.
Reflections on round financial system progress (34:00)
Lauren Phipps, director of the Circularity convention and senior analyst for GreenBiz, chats in regards to the challenges — and alternatives — related to taking the occasion on-line, the necessity to transfer from pilots into absolutely scaled tasks and the crucial to prioritize issues for fairness and entry in round enterprise processes.
Inexperienced chemistry pioneer goes company (44:05)
Chemist John Warner has joined supplies firm Zymergen as a analysis fellow, the place he’ll deal with constructing the 12 rules of inexperienced chemistry into its work. Warner and Zymergen co-founder and CEO Josh Hoffman chat about their new mission.
*Music on this episode by Lee Rosevere: “Curiosity,” “Realizing the Reality,” “4th Avenue Walkup,” “Going for a Espresso,” “Here is the Factor” and “And So Then”
*This episode was sponsored by WestRock
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