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18 July, 2017 | (01 hr)

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Natural resource constraints and global environmental risks are challenging the traditional linear economy—where companies "take, make, waste." Some companies are facing pressure from customers and suppliers to adjust their business models based on circular economy concepts: a way of doing business that aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, and in which products and materials are recovered and regenerated at the end of their service life. For many companies, this adjustment signifies a daunting business model transformation. Join us as we illustrate how leading companies are managing the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy.

Who Should Attend: Business executives with responsibility for sustainability programs and initiatives, and/or executives with responsibility for strategic planning, marketing, and product innovation.

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Speakers

Thomas Singer

Thomas Singer
Principal Researcher
The Conference Board

Thomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues. Singer is the author of numerous publications, including Driving Revenue Growth through Sustainabl...Full Bio

Lisa Morden

Lisa Morden
Vice President, Safety and Sustainability
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

As one of the driving forces in corporate sustainability, Lisa Morden sits at the intersection of sustainability and the global supply chain for Kimberly-Clark, the global company behind iconic consumer brands including Huggies, Kleenex, Scott and Kotex.  Morden’s task as vice presiden...Full Bio

John Opsteen

John Opsteen
Secondary Materials Program Leader
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

John Opsteen leads Kimberly-Clark’s solid waste management programs globally, most recently with a focus on K-C’s post-consumer waste diversion efforts.

John has been with Kimberly-Clark for 17 years, having worked in a variety of roles, including both regional and mill enviro...Full Bio

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Centre and Program Director
The Conference Board

Dr. Uwe G. Schulte is Leader, Global Sustainability Centre, and Program Director for the China as well as the Europe Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council at The Conference Board.

Schulte was executive director of the INSEAD Social Innovation Centre and spent most of his pro...Full Bio

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