Speakers

Circular City Week is an opportunity to meet and learn from circular pioneer, international front runners, local champions and innovative business professionals. 

Below overview is a guide to which event they will be speaking at. 

 

More speakers will be publicized as the different event host are ready with their full lineup. 

Pioneer Partners

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ANNE VAN RIEL

Head of Sustainable Finance

ING Americas

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SHAWN TORBERT

U.S. Public Affairs Manager

ROCKWOOL

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week Celebration

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NAOMI COOPER

Vice President

Cooper Recycling

Speakers

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AGNIESZKA FILIPOWICZ

Co-Founder

House 4 House

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

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ANIA PIERANSKA

Co-Founder

House 4 House

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

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BERNA TURAL

Founder

BeNatural.World

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BURCIN UNEL

Energy Policy Director

Institute for Policy Integrity

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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CHARLIE BAYRER

Co-founder

Earth Matter

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Built

Chelsea Briganti, Co-Founder & sheEO, LO

CHELSEA BRIGANTI

Co-Founder & sheEO

Loliware

Will be speaking at:

Spotlight on Design Innovation

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DANIELLE JOSEPH

Investment Officer

Closed Loop Partners

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DONNA COSTA

Corporate Strategy

Ecovative Design

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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DMITRIY YAKUBOV

Executive Director

J.P Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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FREYA BURTON

Chief Sustainability and People Officer
Lanzatech

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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HARRIET TAUB

Executive Director

Materials for the Arts

Will be speaking at:

Tour of Materials for the Arts

Circular City Week

JENS HOLM

Partner

3XN Architects

Will be speaking at:

Spotlight on Design Innovation

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JOSHUA SPODEK

Professor

NYU School of Professional Studies

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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KATE GOUIN

Chief of Staff

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Circular City Week

KEITH CARR

Program Manager

City Harvest

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LINDSAY CLINTON

Senior Vice President
NYC Economic Development Corporation

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MARK CHAMBERS

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Director

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MIRANDA SCHNITGER

Cities Project Lead

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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RON GONEN

CEO

Closed Loop Partners

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SCOTT TAITEL

Professor of Public Service, Director of Social Impact, Innovation & Investment

NYU Wagner School of Public Service

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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STEVE AFFAT

Project Manager

Earth Matter

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SYED ARIF DONG

Compost Operator

Earth Matter

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Built

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TOM SZAKY

CEO

TerraCycle

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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AMANDA KAMINSKY

Founder + Principal

Building Product Ecosystems

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ANDREA LIESKE

Zero Waste Coordinator

Earth Matter

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BRIDGET ANDERSON

Deputy Commissioner

Recycling and Sustainability

NYC Department of Sanitation

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CARMEN GAMA

Renew Designer

Eileen Fisher

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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CLAUDIA LINKE-HEEP

Officer-in-Charge, Deputy Representative

UNIDO

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COLIN BARKER

Director of  Newtecpoly  & Chair of the Australian Industrial Ecology Network

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DAVID KLEIN

Compost Operator

Earth Matter

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Built

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DONNA LAVIOLETTE

Sustainability Manager

Xylem

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EVELYN J. KIM

Co-founder and Chief Policy Director 

Rethink Food NYC

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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HANNAH WOODS

Co-Founder

House 4 House

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

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JAKE ELDER

Member of Bloomberg Associates Sustainability Practice

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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JESPER MINOR

Founder & CEO

Minor Change Group

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MICHAEL SAMUELIAN

President & CEO

The Trust for Governors Island

Will be speaking at:

Clean Energy Connections

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KATE KITCHENER

Chief of Staff

Bureau of Recycling + Sustainability

Department of Sanitation 

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KLAAR DE SCHEPPER

Consultant, Utility Data Management 
Flux Tailor

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MATTHEW HARRIGAN

CEO

COMPANY

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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MARISA DEDOMINICIS

Co-founder & Executive Director

Earth Matter

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MATT ZABEL

Senior Design Manager

3M

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Circular City Week

NATASHA FRANCK

Founder

EON Group

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SONIA PARK

Assistant Vice President, Creative and Applied Tech Industry Innovation Team

NYC Economic Development Corporation

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STEVEN HAFT

Head of Global Partnerships

CONSENSYS

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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TERRY WEAVER

President

USA Gypsum

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TOORAJ ARVAJEH

Co-Founder

Perl Street

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ANDREW GREENSPAN

VP of Operations, Corporate Sustainability

HSBC Bank USA

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BEN FLANNER

Co-Founder & Director of Agriculture

Brooklyn Grange

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BRUCE USHER

Faculty Director & Professor of Practice 

Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

Columbia Business School

Will be speaking at:

Funding Green Innovation

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CASSANDRA THIEL

Assistant Professor, NYU School of Medicine, Wagner School of Public Service, Tandon School of Engineering

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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CHARLOTTE BREEN

Head, Green Economy & Innovation

C40

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DANIELA IANCULOVICI 

Project Coordinator

Earth Matter

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DELANEY SONDAG

Sustainability Coordinator

Baldor Specialty Foods

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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DITTE LYSGAARD VIND

Managing Partner

Lendager TCW

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FAITH LEGENDRE

Senior Circular Economy Strategist

Cisco Systems

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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HAROLD LEK

CEO

VINU America

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JED LYNCH

Director, U.S. Investment Banking

Head of Social Impact Investment

Barclays 

Will be speaking at:

Funding Green Innovation

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JOHN RHYNER

Vice President, Geothermal Services

P.W. Grosser Consulting

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MARKKU HÄMÄLÄINEN

CEO

Kotkamills Oy

Will be speaking at:

No More Plastic

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KE WEI

Assistant Director for Infrastructure

NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency

Will be speaking at:

Clean Energy Connections

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LAURENCE CARR

Founder & CEO

Laurence Carr Design

Will be speaking at:

Circular Material Use

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MALLORY TAUB

Sustainability Specialist

Gensler

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MIKE NEWMAN

CEO

Returnity Innovations

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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OTIS SLOAN-BRITTAIN

Co-Founder

House 4 House

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

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RYAN HUGHES

Associate Sustainability Manager

Lendlease

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STEPHANIE KERSTEN-JOHNSTON

Adjunct Professor

Columbia University

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STEPHEN R. FREEDMAN

Adjunct Assistant Professor 
NYU Wagner

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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TINIA PINA

Founder/CEO

Re-Nuble

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TONE SØNDERGAARD

Strategy and Project Director

Danish Cleantech Hub