From Waste to Wealth: Business Opportunities in the Circular Economy
Event Date: April 03, 2017 - 5:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom B
April 3, 2017, 5:30 – 7 p.m.
Campus Center, 3rd Floor, Ballroom B
Join this discussion about emerging drivers and opportunities for small entrepreneurs working with large companies to advance the circular economy.
The circular economy is an emerging economic paradigm that requires innovation and adapted business models for advancing zero waste practices, product design, and product reuse and remanufacturing. It is estimated that it will provide an economic opportunity of over $1 trillion as well as significant social and environmental benefits. Hear from our panelists about the factors behind their success, the challenges they face, and the future business opportunities in the circular economy.
John Fisher, Branch Chief, Commercial Waste Reduction & Waste Planning, Mass DEP
Lina Azuero, Principal Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Sustainability, Dell
Chris Lucarelle, Area Director Recycling Operations, Waste Management
Gavin Bodkin, Co-Owner/COO, Circular Blu
Christine Mosholder, Founder, The Furniture Trust
Dr. Vesela Veleva, Department of Management, UMass Boston
This event is free and open to the public. College of Management students can earn 1 MAP mile by attending this event. For more information contact Vesela.Veleva@umb.edu.
For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.