Thu, May 05

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The Role of Private Sector in the Inclusive Circular City Transition: Incentivizing Upstream Circular Business Models

A core question in this session is: What is the role that business must play in the circular economy transition? The session focuses on a variety of topics relevant to the transition, such as the role of big data, smart investment, shared values, clean energy and the future of work.

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The Role of Private Sector in the Inclusive Circular City Transition: Incentivizing Upstream Circular Business Models

Time & Location

May 05, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM EDT

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Session Description 

Businesses remain the engines of our global economy, when we consider how we will shape our inclusive cities of tomorrow, what is the role that business must play in that transition? As we work on shifting the way our future social and economic systems will operate, we must also consider the spaces we will work in, the way we will work, and how we will also finance that transition. Re-designing and co-creating our future cities will require all of us to form part of the discussion. This session will look to explore some of the obvious, and some of the less obvious barriers that face companies leading the upstream regenerative transition, in the places we call home.

Session Panelists:

  • Juan Manuel Rosauro Valenzuela, Head of Institutional Affairs Andalusia and Extremadura at Endesa 
  • Cindy Malinchak, LEED AP  Strategic Advisor to Public Sector Accounts on Advanced Technologies at Signify
  • Garr Punnett, Chief Strategy Officer & Circular Economist at Rheaply
  • Moderator: James George, Strategic Advisor, PYXERA Global (Formally EMF) 

Key Participant Learning Outcomes

  • What is the role that business units play in a regenerative social transformation of the cities that we work and live.
  • How do new behaviors and technology allow us to unlock the transition; what is the role of big data, smart investment and shared values play
  • How do businesses prepare for changes in clean energy, the future of work, and conscious community demand? 
  • Learn about real-time examples of best practices on how companies can begin making the regenerative business transition

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