This event is hosted by The Netherlands Embassy. Find the event webpage here.
The present linear economic model (extract-produce-consume-waste) is no longer sustainable given today’s economic and population growth.
However, circular business models provide a new way to deal with scarcity of resources, such as fossil fuels, raw materials and fresh water. Switching to a circular economic model is inevitable, but what does that mean for today’s companies, customers, and particularly legislators?
The Netherlands Ambassador Henne Schuwer and Congressman Paul D. Tonko (D-NY20) will kick off the discussion by providing a legislative view on the transition to a circular economy.
Representatives from both the American and Dutch private sector will address the opportunities and barriers that businesses will face when making this transition in a panel discussion, followed by a Q&A. The session will be moderated by Kevin Moss, Global Director of Business Center at the World Resources Institute.
Eunice Heath, Global Director Sustainability, The Dow Chemical Company
Joost Böggemann, Vice President Business Development, Inashco North America
Jason Graham-Nye, Co-founder, gDiapers
John Pouland, Public Sector Acccount Manager, Philips Electronics