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How the circular economy tackles climate change and other global challenges — register free for FT Live event

November 04, 2020

The Foundation has partnered with the Financial Times for a global digital conference — The Global Boardroom 2nd Edition: Shaping the Recovery.

The event is free to attend and takes place from the 11th to 13th November. The Global Boardroom will see 150 speakers, including CEOs, policymakers, investors, and thought leaders, discuss how a world emerging from the pandemic can work towards resilience and inclusivity.

On the 11th November, our CEO Andrew Morlet will join Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-large, US, of the Financial Times, at a panel discussion — Moral Money Live: The Role of Business-Based Solutions in Addressing the Climate Emergency.

He will discuss how the circular economy can be used as a tool to deliver on climate change and other global challenges, such as biodiversity loss, and waste and pollution.

The 45-minute session will be broadcast live at 1pm GMT.

The other panellists will be Jim Fitterling, Chairman and CEO, Dow, Takeshi Niinami, CEO, Suntory, and Jay Rosen, CFO, The Red Sea Development Company.

The Foundation has partnered with the FT on a series of digital events during October and November.

Last month, we hosted a panel at the Global Moral Money Summit — Redefining Capitalism: Building Back Better, to discuss our recently published paper, Financing the Circular Economy. The session is available to watch on catch-up.

Tomorrow, we will launch our Global Commitment 2020 Progress Report at the Digital Dialogue — Upscaling the Circular Economy for Plastics: From Global Commitment to Global Solutions. You can register to attend the session, where our New Plastics Economy Lead, Sander Defruyt will be joined by Katharina Stenholm, Senior VP, Chief Cycles and Procurement at Danone, Fisk Johnson, Chairman, CEO and Chairman of the Board S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc, and Elisa Tonda Head, Consumption and Production Unit, Economy Division UN Environment Programme. The event will be moderated by the Financial Times’ consumer industries correspondent Judith Evans.

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