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

Head of Sustainable Finance

ING Americas

ANNE VAN RIEL

Vice President

Cooper Recycling

NAOMI COOPER

Will be speaking at:

Circular City Week Celebration

U.S. Public Affairs Manager

ROCKWOOL

SHAWN TORBERT

Speakers

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

Co-Founder

House 4 House

AGNIESZKA FILIPOWICZ

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

Co-Founder

House 4 House

ANIA PIERANSKA

Founder

BeNatural.World

BERNA TURAL

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Energy Policy Director

Institute for Policy Integrity

BURCIN UNEL

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Built

Co-founder

Earth Matter

CHARLIE BAYRER

Will be speaking at:

Spotlight on Design Innovation

Co-Founder & sheEO

Loliware

CHELSEA BRIGANTI

Investment Officer

Closed Loop Partners

DANIELLE JOSEPH

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Corporate Strategy

Ecovative Design

DONNA COSTA

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Executive Director

J.P Morgan Corporate & Investment Bank

DMITRIY YAKUBOV

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Chief Sustainability and People Officer
Lanzatech

FREYA BURTON

Will be speaking at:

Tour of Materials for the Arts

Executive Director

Materials for the Arts

HARRIET TAUB

Will be speaking at:

Spotlight on Design Innovation

Partner

3XN Architects

JENS HOLM

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Professor

NYU School of Professional Studies

JOSHUA SPODEK

Chief of Staff

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

KATE GOUIN

Program Manager

City Harvest

KEITH CARR

Senior Vice President
NYC Economic Development Corporation

LINDSAY CLINTON

NYC Mayor's Office of Sustainability

Director

MARK CHAMBERS

Cities Project Lead

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

MIRANDA SCHNITGER

CEO

Closed Loop Partners

RON GONEN

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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

NYU Wagner School of Public Service

SCOTT TAITEL

Project Manager

Earth Matter

STEVE AFFAT

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Built

Compost Operator

Earth Matter

SYED ARIF DONG

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

CEO

TerraCycle

TOM SZAKY

Founder + Principal

Building Product Ecosystems

AMANDA KAMINSKY

Zero Waste Coordinator

Earth Matter

ANDREA LIESKE

Deputy Commissioner

Recycling and Sustainability

NYC Department of Sanitation

BRIDGET ANDERSON

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Renew Designer

Eileen Fisher

CARMEN GAMA

Officer-in-Charge, Deputy Representative

UNIDO

CLAUDIA LINKE-HEEP

Director of  Newtecpoly  & Chair of the Australian Industrial Ecology Network

COLIN BARKER

Will be speaking at:

Community Compost Built

Compost Operator

Earth Matter

DAVID KLEIN

Sustainability Manager

Xylem

DONNA LAVIOLETTE

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Co-founder and Chief Policy Director 

Rethink Food NYC

EVELYN J. KIM

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

Co-Founder

House 4 House

HANNAH WOODS

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Member of Bloomberg Associates Sustainability Practice

JAKE ELDER

Founder & CEO

Minor Change Group

JESPER MINOR

Will be speaking at:

Clean Energy Connections

President & CEO

The Trust for Governors Island

MICHAEL SAMUELIAN

Chief of Staff

Bureau of Recycling + Sustainability

Department of Sanitation 

KATE KITCHENER

Consultant, Utility Data Management 
Flux Tailor

KLAAR DE SCHEPPER

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

CEO

COMPANY

MATTHEW HARRIGAN

Co-founder & Executive Director

Earth Matter

MARISA DEDOMINICIS

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Senior Design Manager

3M

MATT ZABEL

Founder

EON Group

NATASHA FRANCK

Assistant Vice President, Creative and Applied Tech Industry Innovation Team

NYC Economic Development Corporation

SONIA PARK

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Head of Global Partnerships

CONSENSYS

STEVEN HAFT

President

USA Gypsum

TERRY WEAVER

Co-Founder

Perl Street

TOORAJ ARVAJEH

VP of Operations, Corporate Sustainability

HSBC Bank USA

ANDREW GREENSPAN

Co-Founder & Director of Agriculture

Brooklyn Grange

BEN FLANNER

Will be speaking at:

Funding Green Innovation

Faculty Director & Professor of Practice 

Tamer Center for Social Enterprise

Columbia Business School

BRUCE USHER

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

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

CASSANDRA THIEL

Head, Green Economy & Innovation

C40

CHARLOTTE BREEN

Project Coordinator

Earth Matter

DANIELA IANCULOVICI 

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Sustainability Coordinator

Baldor Specialty Foods

DELANEY SONDAG

Managing Partner

Lendager TCW

DITTE LYSGAARD VIND

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Senior Circular Economy Strategist

Cisco Systems

FAITH LEGENDRE

CEO

VINU America

HAROLD LEK

Will be speaking at:

Funding Green Innovation

Director, U.S. Investment Banking

Head of Social Impact Investment

Barclays 

JED LYNCH

Vice President, Geothermal Services

P.W. Grosser Consulting

JOHN RHYNER

Will be speaking at:

No More Plastic

CEO

Kotkamills Oy

MARKKU HÄMÄLÄINEN

Will be speaking at:

Clean Energy Connections

Assistant Director for Infrastructure

NYC Mayor’s Office of Recovery & Resiliency

KE WEI

Will be speaking at:

Circular Material Use

Founder & CEO

Laurence Carr Design

LAURENCE CARR

Sustainability Specialist

Gensler

MALLORY TAUB

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

CEO

Returnity Innovations

MIKE NEWMAN

Will be speaking at:

House 4 House Family Play-shop

Co-Founder

House 4 House

OTIS SLOAN-BRITTAIN

Associate Sustainability Manager

Lendlease

RYAN HUGHES

Adjunct Professor

Columbia University

STEPHANIE KERSTEN-JOHNSTON

Will be speaking at:

NYU Social Innovation Symposium

Adjunct Assistant Professor 
NYU Wagner

STEPHEN R. FREEDMAN

Founder/CEO

Re-Nuble

TINIA PINA

Strategy and Project Director

Danish Cleantech Hub

TONE SØNDERGAARD

Urban Future Lab

370 Jay Street

Brooklyn, NY-11201

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