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Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Reimagining the Future of Business
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In this hour long webcast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will highlight findings from its report “Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Reimagining the Future of Business,” a collection of best practices for how companies are leveraging the environmental, economic and social opportunities the circular economy provides.

11/20/2015
When: Friday, Nov. 20, 2015
8:00 AM-9:00 AM PST
Where: Online Webinar

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Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Reimagining the Future of Business



Today’s linear economy has proven to be highly successful in delivering economic development during the 20th century. However, global trends indicate the ability of the traditional, linear model to produce economic growth is being increasingly challenged, prompting a search for alternative approaches that can work in the long term.

One such approach is the circular economy, an industrial model that is restorative and regenerative by design and intent that aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest value at all times. It has captured the attention of many companies which see the economic opportunities of the circular economy model to successfully tackle sustainability challenges, drive performance, competitiveness and innovation, and stimulate economic growth and development.

A shift towards the circular economy could generate, by 2025, an estimated $1 trillion annually in economic value globally, create more than 100,000 new jobs, and prevent 100 million tons of waste within the next five years, while restoring the natural capital and ecosystem services that are the foundation of healthy societies and economies globally.

In this hour long webcast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will highlight findings from its report “Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Reimagining the Future of Business,” a collection of best practices for how companies are leveraging the environmental, economic and social opportunities the circular economy provides. Attendees will learn:

  • How the circular economy is being defined and the economic opportunity for the U.S. market
  • Barriers and opportunities for mainstreaming the circular economy in the U.S. and your organization’s potential involvement
  • Real world examples from Dell and Veolia showcasing the value of the circular economy, and how those approaches can be replicated and scaled

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