Highlights From 2020
Circular City Week New York 2020 is not concluded yet!
In light of public health circumstances are some events being cancelled, postponed or moved to a virtual platform. The event calendar stays alive until summer 2020 and gives you the chance to attend events at another time.
If you missed out on some of the virtual events, or want to re-watch your favorite speaker, the recorded events are available on this page.
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared their stories. We look forward to meeting you at upcoming events.
The Global Impact from the Mainstreaming of Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing
Monday March 16 @12.30pm
Moving away from a sole focus on profit maximization into incorporate social and environmental factors in its investment decision making process could have a positive impact on the global capital markets and on the key factors that the United Nations has identified in their Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Re-watch how a panel discussed the exploding popularity of Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) investment and the impact on the global economy.
Designing Out Waste
Tuesday March 17 @7.00pm
URBAN-X hosted together with The Grid, Just Salad and Agritecture an virtual event where the panel explored how startups and existing businesses across the food value chain have evolved to create zero-waste solutions. The conversation, led by Allison Shapiro, Executive Director at Closed Loop Partners, shined a light on non-obvious sources of waste that occur in the food system, as well as cultural and logistical barriers in harnessing the value of agricultural waste at scale. Speakers highlighted the importance of putting the farmer at the center of the equation, preserving our soil, and investing in diverse forms of nutrition (including bugs and algae!) to be able to close the loop in the food value chain.
The Need to Accelerate Circularity in Textiles
Thursday March 19 @4.00pm
Accelerating Circularity, a collaborative industry project developed to accelerate the textile industry’s move from linear to circular, shared information on the requirements and capabilities of cellulosic chemical recycling and outlined the types and flows of textile waste that will be the new raw materials for circular supply chains. Participants filled out a survey, that will provide information designed to provide information that will help the move from linear to circular.
Skills to Power The Circular Economy
Friday March 20 @9.00am
The circular economy provides wellbeing for all within planetary boundaries. To ensure that jobs enhance this wellbeing, we need to skill our global workforce for the circular economy and explore new ways of learning. To that end, Circle Economy launched The Circular Jobs Initiative during an online event with 150+ attendees from around 20 countries last week. Link to the report that marks The Circular Jobs Initiative here.
by Arup and Ellen MacArthur Foundation
by Circle Economy