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Published September 11, 2020

Partnering through change: new momentum in the emerging circular economy

Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 15:00-16:15 (UTC+3)

Lead organiser: Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

Partnering is not a new concept but is now more relevant than ever. Rebooting the economy requires more than solving our current problems. This session will cover how cross-sector partnerships can move beyond problem solving to evolving our systems and value chains to support the recovery using circular solutions.

Programme

15:00 (UTC+3) Opening words
Overall host of the session: David McGinty, Global Director, PACE
Keynote speaker
Ricardo Lozano, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
Panel discussion on partnerships today
Exploring examples of successful partnerships for a circular economy. Why is partnership so important? And what makes a partnership a success?
Steve Schmida, Author of Partner with Purpose and Founder, Resonance (Moderator)
Dimitri De Vreeze, Co-Chief Executive Officer, DSM
Bonnie Glick, Deputy Administrator, US Agency for International Development
Per Heggenes, Chief Executive Officer, IKEA Foundation
Ricardo Lozano, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development, Colombia
Panel discussion on partnerships for systems change
Creating a circular economy requires systems change. How can partnerships help us reach our goals?
Steve Schmida (Moderator)
Naoko Ishii, Director, Center for Global Commons, University of Tokyo
Closing remarks
David McGinty, Global Director, PACE
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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