Circular business models cut carbon, create jobs and boost economic growth by breaking the ongoing link between business and consumer activity and new resource use, generating more value from the existing products and materials in circulation. At a time of economic volatility they also protect against supply risks.
So why are the opportunities of circular business being overlooked?
At this event, we presented findings of the latest Circular Economy Task Force research, featuring anonymous, candid insights from business insiders in three major sectors: electronics, fashion and textiles, and construction products.
With our panel of sustainable business experts and industry representatives, we discussed the conclusions and what more the government should be doing to see circular business as more than just recycling and put economy-wide incentives in place to realise all the benefits of making it mainstream.
- Chair: Colin Church, chair of the Circular Economy Task Force and CEO of IOM3
- Heather Plumpton, analyst at Green Alliance
- Catherine Loader, Sustainability & Ethics Specialist at John Lewis & Partners
- Katherine Seton, Concept developer – wellbeing & education at SAS International
- Martha McPherson, sustainability director at Design Portfolio