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COVID-19’s consequences on corporate circularity

Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 15:00-16:15 (UTC+3)


Lead organiser: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Since the beginning of the year, companies from all industries have wrestled with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has resulted in both negative and positive consequences on companies’ circular transition. This session is an honest discussion of those consequences and how business is stepping up to use the circular economy as a tool to become more resilient and prosperous in a post-COVID-19 economy.


15:00 (UTC+3) Opening words
Keynote speaker
Peter Bakker, President and Chief Executive Officer, WBCSD
Panel discussion on how COVID-19 has affected businesses and their circular ambitions
Peter Bakker (Moderator)
David Ekberg, Executive Vice President, Stora Enso
Roongrote Rangsiyopash, President and Chief Executive Officer, SCG
Gayle Schueller, Chief Sustainability Officer, 3M
Remarks on circular economy solutions
Marleena Ahonen, Circular economy specialist, Sitra
16:15 (UTC+3) Session ends

All sessions of the WCEFonline will be moderated by Veera Heinonen and Tim Forslund of Sitra.

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