SESSION RECAP: The Future of the Circular Economy
November 11, 2015

2:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Companies face rapidly increasing challenges, and new opportunities, to grow their businesses amidst rising environmental concerns and volatility in natural resource supplies. Circular economy business models decouple revenue growth from scare resource use, stimulating innovations that allow customers and users to do “more with less.” But companies seeking the circular advantage need to develop new business models that are free from the constraints of linear zero-sum thinking.

The sessions on Day One were able to “bend the line” through discussions on how circular economy business models are disrupting industries around the world. The revolutionary impact of digital technologies, the new imperatives of the low-carbon economy, and innovative financing mechanisms for circular economy pioneers were among the key topics of conversation.