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Circular Economy - RETHINKING BUSINESS

HSBC Bank, Head Office, Canary Wharf, London

Tuesday 9 June 2015 18.30 to 22.00

 

We are delighted to invite you to join the Faculty of Management and Law, Members of the School Advisory Board, Alumni and Guests on 9th June at the HSBC Head Office in Canary Wharf, London. The evening will be opened by the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Brian Cantor, and the Dean of the School of Management, Prof Jon Reast, will act as Moderator to the Panel. 

 

The panellists for the evening are:

 

- Wayne Hubbard, CEO London Waste and Recycling Board www.lwarb.gov.uk


Wayne is the Chief Operating Officer of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), where he oversees the day to day running of the organisation. He has been heavily involved in LWARB since its establishment and has substantial local government and waste industry experience. Prior to LWARB, Wayne worked as Head of Waste Policy at the Greater London Authority and has also held roles at Haringey Borough Council and East Sussex County Council. Wayne has over 18 years experience in the waste industry.

 

The London Waste and Recycling Board is a statutory board whose members are appointed by the Mayor of London and London Councils as established by the GLA Act 2007. Its objectives are to promote:

• The production of less waste;
• An increase in the proportion of waste that is reused or recycled;
• The use of methods of collection, treatment and disposal of waste that are more beneficial to the environment.


 

- Casper Jorna, Circular Economy 100 Lead at Ellen MacArthur Foundation www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

 

Casper is responsible for leading the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE 100 business program. Previous to joining the Foundation Casper initiated and lead the circular economy program for telecoms giant Vodafone Group. Through his roles in sustainability, strategy, and business development, he has gained hands-on experience with implementing propositions that commercialise the circular economy principles such as handset buyback schemes and sales of second hand devices. Jasper holds a master in Movement Sciences of the University of Groningen and a Master of Science in Business Strategy & Sustainability at the Amsterdam Business School.

 

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was formed in 2010 to inspire a generation to rethink, redesign and build a positive future. The Foundation believes that the circular economy provides a coherent framework for systems level redesign and as such offers us an opportunity to harness innovation and creativity to enable a positive, regenerative economy. The CE 100 is an innovation platform bringing together leading businesses, regions, pioneering universities, and emerging innovators in a pre-competitive environment to support and accelerate the transition towards a circular economy.

 

 

- Quentin Drewell, Circular Economy Lead at Accenture UK www.accenture.com

Quentin, an Alumnus of the School of Management at the University of Bradford,  is a sustainability professional with extensive cross sector experience. His work has been both strategic, focussing on development of plans and policies, and operational – measuring and managing sustainability performance. He has particular knowledge of sustainability in the built environment, having worked on sustainability strategies for masterplans and developments. Quintin holds an MA from the University of Cambridge, a Post Graduate Diploma from the University of Portsmouth, and an MBA from the University of Bradford focussing on the business issues surrounding the low carbon economy. He is a Chartered Manager and a member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He is a qualified ISO14001 Auditor.

 

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 323,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$30.0 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2014.

Overview and Booking Form 

The evening is a Panel Event on the theme of Circular Economy - RETHINKING BUSINESS, and will be followed by a reception and networking.

 

The circular economy is a systematic and coherent framework for re-thinking future business and economic growth in relation to the availability and access to strategic resources, materials and energy that underpin our economies.

 

The Panel will discuss and debate re-thinking business practices, supply chains and business models.

 

 

Many thanks to Alan Keir, Chief Executive of HSBC Bank, for hosting this event. Alan is a Member of the School Advisory Board.

 

Please note that for security reasons it will not be possible to gain entry to the event unless you are registered.

 

If you experience problems when booking please contact us.

 

 

Panellists cont.

 

- Nick Ryan, Head of Innovation at Worn Again www.wornagain.info

 

Nick has been working with Worn Again over the past three years during its evolution from upcycling to circular recycling solutions. He has worked in the apparel business for 19 years  in sourcing, product design and development, and international sales. He is passionate about innovation, both in product and thinking, and the need to go beyond mere compliance to bring about sustainable and socially responsible trade. Nick is a serial entrepreneur and inveterate traveller. He has built and sold one business, consulted on others including a start-up shoe company, a manufacturing agency and factory in Vietnam, and a high tech Taiwanese innovator. He has also worked with many of the leading brands and retailers in the world, including Nike, Puma, Timberland, M&S and Intersport amongst others.

 

Worn Again has a unique trail-blazing heritage. Starting with footwear made from recycled materials in 2005, the company has continuously sought out bigger and better solutions to the challenges of textile waste. This led the company from footwear into the ‘upcycling’ of corporate textiles, turning waste materials like end of use uniforms into desirable products such as hand bags from Virgin Atlantic airline seat covers and Train Manager’s bags for Eurostar’s staff. But this still wasn’t enough by itself. It became clear there was a better way to design out textile waste and design in ‘closed loop’ solutions. The team is currently engaged in full time development of a circular recycling technology for the textile and clothing industry, working closely with its’ development partners.