Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Reimagining the Future of Business
The circular economy represents a new industrial model that is regenerative by design. Products no longer reach end-of-life but rather become inputs for future use and new services arise to mitigate the impacts of a throwaway culture. According to a report by the World Economic Forum, a shift towards the circular economy by 2025 could generate an estimated $1 trillion annually in economic value globally, create more than 100,000 new jobs, and prevent 100 million tons of waste within the next five years. It would also restore the natural capital and ecosystem services that are the foundation of healthy societies and economies globally.
In this hour-long webcast, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center will highlight findings from a soon-to-be released report that presents a collection of best practices for how companies are leveraging the environmental, economic and social opportunities the circular economy provides. During this webcast, you’ll learn:
- How the circular economy is being defined and the economic opportunity for the U.S. market
- Barriers and opportunities to mainstreaming the circular economy in the U.S., and your company’s potential involvement
- Real world examples from companies such as HP, TetraPak, and others showcasing the value of the circular economy, and how those approaches can be replicated and scaled