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

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