How the Circular Economy Is Transforming Business

The Conference Board, Inc., August 11, 2017
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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.

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Join us as we illustrate how leading companies are managing the challenges and opportunities of the circular economy.

Thomas Singer

Thomas SingerThomas Singer is a principal researcher in corporate leadership at The Conference Board. His research focuses on corporate social responsibility and sustainability issues.


Lisa Morden

Lisa MordenAs 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 adoption of best in class sustainability practices around the world.

John Opsteen

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


Uwe Schulte

Uwe SchulteLeader of the Global TCB Sustainability Centre and Program Director, China Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Council The Conference Board. Uwe is a former Vice President of Global Supply Management at Unilever.

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