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
Senior Director, Global Sustainability
Kimberly-Clark Corporation

As Kimberly-Clark’s Senior Director for Global Sustainability, Lisa is responsible for articulating the vision for sustainability in support of the Company’s strategies and business plans. This involves leading the transformation process that will ensure the cultural integration and a...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 Schulte

Dr. Uwe Schulte (Moderator)
Leader, Global Sustainability Center
The Conference Board

Uwe Schulte is program director for the China Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council at The Conference Board. He has also led the Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (Europe), Procurement Leadership, and Responsible Sourcing Councils.

Schulte is founder and CEO of Pro...Full Bio

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