Panel 2 | Promoting Circular Economy – From vision to implementation

14:00 – 15:00 CEST | 27.08.2020

Join us for an interactive panel discussion on all things circular economy!

Ken Webster

Senior Lecturer | Director

University of Exeter | International Society for Circular Economy (IS4CE)

Ken Webster is currently a senior lecturer at the University of Exeter, Business School in the UK and guest researcher at Linköping University in Sweden. From 2010-end 2018 he was Head of Innovation for the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a circular economy pioneer organization. He is Director of the International Society for Circular Economy (IS4CE).

His book The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows (2nd Edition 2017) relates the connections between systems thinking, economic and business opportunity and the transition to a circular economy. He makes regular contributions to conferences and seminars around the world. His current interests include; open vs closed circular economy approaches at different scales and integrating the monetary and materials stocks and flows.

His next book (in preparation) explores the notion of extractive vs circulatory economies and how to transition to the latter.

Ladeja Godina Košir

Founder & CEO

Circular Change

Ms. Ladeja Godina Košir is an international circular economy expert, speaker, and moderator, Founder & CEO of Circular Change, Co-leader of the Research Group CE Systems at the BCSSS and Chair of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform (ECESP).

Ladeja is the co-author of the Roadmap towards the Circular Economy in Slovenia and in Serbia. She was the finalist of The Circular Leadership Award 2018 (Davos WEF).

Arnold Tukker

Professor of Industrial Ecology and Scientific Director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Leiden University

Arnold Tukker is since 1 October 2013 the Professor of Industrial Ecology and Scientific director of the Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML, 120 staff) at Leiden University for 70% of his time. He retains a 30% position as senior researcher at TNO, a large Dutch not for profit research organisation. Arnold set up prominent EU projects in the field of sustainable product design (SusProNet) and sustainable consumption and production (SCORE!) and was core member of the 10 Million Euro Dutch Knowledge Network on Sustainable System Innovations. He co-ordinated a string of major programs of some 15 million Euro with some 20 key European research institutes in the field of resource-efficiency, a.o. constructing the world’s most ambitious and detailed global energy/resource/economic input-output databases and models (EXIOBASE). He further set up with 6 partner universities an EU Marie Curie Innovative Training Network of 15 PhDs researching the circular economy (Circ€uit). Despite working until fall 2013 outside academia, he authored 6 books, over 90 refereed papers and 7 special issues on sustainability research (h-value 43 / 11200 citations in Google scholar; h-value 25/4400 citations in Scopus). He has been engaged with work of the UN on the Green Economy Initiative, the Resources Panel, the Ten Year Framework of Programs on Sustainable Consumption and Production, and Sustainable Development Goals.

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