Fix the economy, fix the climate Tuesday 8th June @ 12:00 GMT+1Live nowWatch catchup
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Tuesday 8th June @ 12:00 GMT+1
Duration: 1 hour

The sessions will be live-streamed at 12:00 GMT+1 and available to view immediately afterwards on catch-up for all other time zones.

Join us to hear Dame Ellen MacArthur in conversation with former Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC Christiana Figueres on how the circular economy can tackle climate change.

Erin Billman, Executive Director of the Science Based Targets Network will be speaking on the importance of using data to measure the impact we are having on the environment today and how this can be used as a baseline from which fundamental change can be made.

We’ll also be joined by Felipe Villela, founder and COO of regenerative agriculture accelerator ReNature, to explore why tackling climate change and biodiversity loss relies on connecting smallholder farms to industrial supply chains. And we'll see firsthand how regenerative farming practices are being used in Kenya, to benefit people and the environment, in one of two short films of the session.

Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider and Unilever President of Foods & Refreshment Hanneke Faber will make up a panel of experts to reflect on the role of big business in driving fundamental change in the food system.

Session one speakers

Christiana Figueres
Founding Partner, Global Optimism and former Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Climate Change
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Christiana Figueres

Founding Partner, Global Optimism and former Executive Secretary, UN Convention on Climate Change
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Christiana Figueres is a Costa Rican citizen and was the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change 2010 - 2016.

During her tenure, Ms. Figueres brought together national and sub-national governments, corporations and activists, women’s groups, scientists and spiritual communities, financial institutions and NGOs to jointly deliver the historic 2015 Paris Agreement on Climate Change. For this achievement Ms. Figueres has been credited with forging a new brand of collaborative diplomacy, for which she has received multiple awards.

She is the co-author of The Future We Choose (Penguin Random House 2019) and co-host of the podcast Outrage and Optimism.  She sits on the Board of ACCIONA and Impossible Foods.

She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the London School of Economics and has been awarded multiple honorary doctorate degrees from academic institutions such as Yale, University of Massachusetts, Georgetown and University of Edinburgh.

Ellen MacArthur
Founder & Chair of Trustees, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Founder & Chair of Trustees, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe and she remains the UK’s most successful offshore racer ever.

Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources on which our linear economy relies, she retired from professional sailing to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010. 

The Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, establishing the concept on the agenda of decision makers around the world. Dame Ellen is a World Economic Forum Global Agenda Trustee for Environment and Natural Resource Security and a Board Member of its Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy and she sat on the European Commission’s Resource Efficiency Platform between 2012 and 2014.

Erin Billman
Executive Director, Science Based Targets Network
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Erin Billman

Executive Director, Science Based Targets Network

Erin has over a dozen years of experience in environmental work. She is the Executive Director of the Science Based Targets Network (SBTN) and leads both global communications and strategic initiatives. Previously, she worked with Tompkins Conservation as Global Communications Lead. Erin came to conservation by way of management consulting, first at Bain and then at Blu Skye focused on environmental strategy for NGOs, corporations, and industry alliances. 

Erin holds an MBA in Sustainable Business and the Environment from Wharton.

Felipe Villela
Founder & CCO, reNature
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Felipe Villela

Founder & CCO, reNature

Felipe is a Brazilian Regenerative Agribusiness Expert and Founder of renature, a Dutch/Brazilian organization working on making Regenerative Agriculture mainstream.

Speaker at TEDxAmsterdam & Forbes Under 30 for Innovation & Sustainability. Part of the Leadership Team at UN Food Systems Summit 2021 and Lead Author at UN Environment for their GEO for Business.

Hanneke Faber
President, Foods & Refreshment, Unilever
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President, Foods & Refreshment, Unilever

Hanneke was appointed President, Foods & Refreshment on 1 May 2019.

She joined Unilever in January 2018 as President of Europe and member of the Unilever Executive. In this role, she delivered strong results and accelerated the digitisation of our European business.

Hanneke spent most of her career in the FMCG and retail industry. Prior to joining Unilever, she worked at Royal Ahold Delhaize as Chief E-commerce and Innovation Officer, and member of the Executive Committee playing a key role in accelerating the company’s e-commerce business. Between 2013 and 2016, she was Chief Commercial Officer & Member of the Executive Committee of Royal Ahold responsible for e-commerce, digital, innovation and customer branding.

Hanneke started her career at Procter & Gamble where she became Vice President and global leader of three of P&G’s top brands with a presence in over 180 countries. Hanneke holds a Bachelor of Journalism and Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston in the US.

Mark Schneider
Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé
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Chief Executive Officer, Nestlé

Mark Schneider has served as CEO of Nestlé since January 2017. He joined the company in September 2016. 

Before joining Nestlé, Mark was CEO of the Fresenius Group, a position he held from 2003 to 2016. He joined Fresenius in 2001 as CFO of Fresenius Medical Care. 

Between 1989 and 2001, he held several senior executive positions with the Haniel Group, a privately held, diversified German multinational company. 

Mark has a graduate degree in Finance and Accounting and a doctoral degree in Business Administration from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He also holds an MBA from Harvard University. Mark was born and raised in Germany. He became a U.S. citizen in 2003.

Emma Chow (Host)
Lead, Food Initiative, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Emma Chow (Host)

Lead, Food Initiative, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Emma serves as the project Lead on the Food initiative. Emma and her team bring together major industry players from across the food value chain, along with city municipalities, to take a systemic approach to unlocking the powerful positive potential of the food system.

Background

She grew up in Toronto, Canada, and gained experiences in business management consulting, environmental NGOs, and social entrepreneurship prior to joining the Foundation. Apart from food, Emma's loves include: solo adventures, creating art, and immersive experiences in nature.

Growth in a circular economyWednesday 9th June @ 12:00 GMT+1Live nowWatch catchup
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Wednesday 9th June @ 12:00 GMT+1
Duration: 1 hour

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Chile’s Minister of the Environment Carolina Schmidt will take the mic to share her experience leading Chile’s circular economy roadmap to address environmental challenges while creating opportunities for economic growth.

We’ll also be joined by Wolfgang Blau, former Global COO at Condé Nast and now Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University, in conversation with Dame Ellen MacArthur to answer the question ‘what if we optimised to grow ecosystem value?’ Financial Times Consumer Industries Correspondent Judith Evans will host a panel on investment in the circular economy with Audrey Choi, Chief Sustainability Officer at Morgan Stanley, and Paul Bodnar, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock. And, PVH Chief Supply Chain Officer Bill McRaith, IKEA Global Supply Chain Operations Manager Susanne Waidzunas, and H&M Head of Supply Chain David Savman will discuss how global supply chains can be redesigned to facilitate growth that not only generates profit but creates more inclusive and equal societies while tackling environmental issues.

Session two speakers

Audrey Choi
Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley
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Audrey Choi

Chief Marketing Officer & Chief Sustainability Officer, Morgan Stanley

Audrey Choi is Morgan Stanley’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) and serves on the firm’s Management Committee.

As founding CEO of Morgan Stanley’s industry-leading Institute for Sustainable Investing, Audrey oversees Morgan Stanley’s global efforts to promote sustainability through the capital markets. Audrey has been a pioneer in bringing sustainable investing into the mainstream, and in a career spanning the public, private and nonprofit sectors, she has been a proven thought leader on how finance can be harnessed to protect the environment, strengthen communities and create economic opportunity.

In her role as CMO, Audrey is responsible for stewarding Morgan Stanley’s global brand to reflect the firm's core values across its businesses and geographies.

Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Audrey held senior policymaking positions in the Clinton Administration. She is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School and was a Fulbright Scholar and a White House Fellow.

Bill McRaith
Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH
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Chief Supply Chain Officer, PVH

Bill oversees the Company’s global supply operations and is responsible for developing the global supply strategies, structure, process and manufacturing topography to service the needs of all PVH retail and wholesale divisions across all three time horizons.

Bill, his team and key supply partners established the Hawassa Industrial zone in Ethiopia which was recognised by both the World Bank and the US Government as an apparel best practice approach to future supply models, with PVH receiving the Secretary Of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence in 2018. 

Before joining PVH, Bill served as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing at Walmart overseeing the supply of toys, electronics, hardware, and home goods. Before that, he was Senior Vice President of Product Development and Supply Chain Operations with Spiegel Brands.

Earlier in his career, Bill served as Executive Vice President of Manufacturing, Sourcing and Product Development for Victoria’s Secret, Chief Supply Chain Officer Intimates at Limited Brands.

Carolina Schmidt
Minister of the Environment, Chile
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Carolina Schmidt

Minister of the Environment, Chile

Carolina Schmidt has served as Chile’s Minister of Environment since 2018. She has created a circular economy office, led the development of a National Circular Economy Roadmap, as well as laws and regulations to tackle plastics and food waste. As COP25 President, she has promoted the inclusion of CE in NDCs, following Chile’s updated commitments. Before, Mrs. Schmidt served as Minister for Women and Gender Equity (2010-13) and Education (2013-14), and as director and CEO of various companies.

David Sävman
Head of Supply Chain, H&M Group
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Head of Supply Chain, H&M Group

David Sävman was appointed Head of Supply Chain for H&M Group in March 2020. In his role, David is responsible to drive and implement the group’s global sourcing and logistics strategies. H&M Group is continuously introducing improvements all along its supply chain to ensure that the right product arrives to the right place at the right time. One focus area is to have production processes that enable circular economy principles, taking us one step closer to our goal to become climate positive by 2040. Another focus area is to ensure that the group is a fair buyer and to have responsible purchases practices. David has held a number of positions – including Regional Production Manager for Europe and Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan, and Head of Production based in Hong Kong– since he joined the company in 2003. David holds a degree in Textile Science and Engineering.

Ellen MacArthur
Founder & Chair of Trustees, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Founder & Chair of Trustees, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe and she remains the UK’s most successful offshore racer ever.

Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources on which our linear economy relies, she retired from professional sailing to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010. 

The Foundation works to accelerate the transition to a circular economy, establishing the concept on the agenda of decision makers around the world. Dame Ellen is a World Economic Forum Global Agenda Trustee for Environment and Natural Resource Security and a Board Member of its Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy and she sat on the European Commission’s Resource Efficiency Platform between 2012 and 2014.

Paul Bodnar
Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock
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Paul Bodnar

Global Head of Sustainable Investing, BlackRock

Paul’s team drives BlackRock’s leadership in sustainable investing through the development of cutting-edge climate and sustainability research and integration of these insights throughout BlackRock's suite of investment solutions and Aladdin. 

Paul previously served as Chief Strategy Officer at RMI, a global non-profit working to accelerate the clean energy transition. While at RMI, he founded the Center for Climate-Aligned Finance to help large financial institutions transition to net-zero emissions portfolios. He also helped establish the Mission Possible Partnership to orchestrate net-zero sector transformation platforms for seven global industries. Prior to this, Paul served in the White House as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change at the National Security Council. He was a key architect of the Obama Administration's international climate policies culminating in the Paris Agreement, and led U.S. climate finance policy at the State Department. 

Paul holds degrees in international relations from Stanford and Harvard.

Susanne Waidzunas
Global Supply Chain Operations Manager, Inter IKEA
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Global Supply Chain Operations Manager, Inter IKEA

As the Head of Global Supply Chain Operations, Susanne is leading the development of IKEA’s transport and logistic services capacities and operations and holds responsibility for the physical flows of the IKEA products from suppliers to stores. 

Susanne has a long and in-depth experience within the supply chain field, having worked with IKEA’s business development on regional and global levels. Originally from Gothenburg, Sweden, Susanne has a Master of Science Degree in International business from the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. 

A passionate leader, Susanne’s experience is particularly beneficial in her work developing more sustainable supply chains, exploring questions tackling climate change and advocating for a circular and equal society.

Wolfgang Blau
Trustee, Ellen MacArthur Foundation & Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford University
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Wolfgang Blau

Trustee, Ellen MacArthur Foundation & Visiting Research Fellow, Oxford University

Wolfgang Blau is an international media manager and journalist. Currently, he is a Visiting Research Fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at Oxford University where he studies the intersection of journalism and the climate crisis. 

In his last role, he was global Chief Operating Officer & President, International at Condé Nast, overseeing the Condé Nast companies and licensing partners in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, as well as the following global functions for all markets, including the United States: Product & Technology, Global Content Operations, Data & Insight, Licensing, Vogue Business, New Business Innovation as well as the Delivery & Business Transformation. 

Prior to Condé Nast, Blau served as Executive Director of Digital Strategy at The Guardian and as Editor-in-chief of Zeit Online, a position that won him Germany’s Chief Editor of the Year award. 

He started his career as a national radio news anchor and worked for seven years in California as a Silicon Valley reporter and a columnist for German national newspapers and broadcasters.

Jarkko Havas (Host)
Lead, Insights & Analysis Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Lead, Insights & Analysis Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Jarkko leads the Foundation's Insights & Analysis work. I&A consists of the Data & Metrics Initiative with a focus on measuring company level circular economy performance (Circulytics), and teams working on upcoming focus topics for the Foundation, as well as the case study programme.

Prior to joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Jarkko was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, based first in Tokyo and then in Brussels. His consulting work focused on agriculture and chemicals industries in both private and public sectors. Jarkko's academic background is in environmental engineering and sustainability science.

Judith Evans (Host)
Consumer Industries Correspondent, Financial Times
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Consumer Industries Correspondent, Financial Times

Judith Evans is the consumer industries correspondent for the Financial Times, covering food, drink, and home and personal care products, and companies such as Nestlé, Unilever and AB InBev, along with the UK farming sector. She previously wrote about property and investment for the FT and worked for newswires in the UK and Asia.

Juliet Lennon (Host)
Programe Manager, Make Fashion Circular, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Juliet Lennon (Host)

Programe Manager, Make Fashion Circular, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Juliet is the Programme Manager for the Make Fashion Circular Initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Previously Juliet worked as a Project Manager in the New Plastics Economy Team at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, supporting the development of national and regional initiatives in the Foundation’s global Plastics Pact Network. Working with Plastics Pacts across Africa, Europe, North America, South America and the Pacific, Juliet facilitated cross value chain collaboration between business, government and NGO’s within a country to implement local solutions to build a plastics system without waste or pollution. She also supported the exchange of vital knowledge and best practices between Plastics Pacts in the Network to accelerate the transition to a circular economy for plastics. 

Before joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Juliet worked as a science and technology consultant in Cambridge.

Shifting the systemThursday 10th June @ 12:00 GMT+1Live nowWatch catchup
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Thursday 10th June @ 12:00 GMT+1
Duration: 1 hour

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Join us to hear from Lucy Parker, Senior Partner at Brunswick Group, Mariana Mazzucato, Professor and Founding Director at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, and James Quincey, CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, as they discuss how we actually ‘do’ systems-level change.

They will be followed by Jyrki Katainen, former Prime Minister of Finland and now President of Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, who will highlight systems change that is already happening and what happens when the market starts to transform itself. And, MIT Technology Review Editor at Large David Rotman will be joined by Alan Aspuru-Guzik, Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and Sheila Kennedy, Professor of Architecture at MIT, to look to the future and discuss the role of AI and advanced manufacturing technologies in designing ecosystem destruction out of all systems entirely.

Session three speakers

Alysia Garmulewicz
Associate Professor of the circular economy, Universidad de Santiago de Chile
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Associate Professor of the circular economy, Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Alysia Garmulewicz is an Associate Professor of the circular economy at the Facultad de Administración y Economía, Universidad de Santiago de Chile. She is also an Associate Fellow at the CABDyN Complexity Centre, Saïd Business School, at the University of Oxford. Alysia is a founder and director of Materiom, an open platform for biomaterial recipes and property data. She regularly collaborates with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, is on the board of the International Society for the Circular Economy, and is a regional co-chair for the Research Data Alliance. Alysia is a Rhodes Scholar and has a Doctorate from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.

Alán Aspuru-Guzik
Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science, University of Toronto
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Alán Aspuru-Guzik

Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science, University of Toronto

Alán Aspuru-Guzik’s research lies at the interface of computer science with chemistry and physics. He works in the integration of robotics, machine learning and high-throughput quantum chemistry for the development of materials acceleration platforms. These “self-driving laboratories¨ promise to accelerate the rate of scientific discovery, with applications to clean energy and optoelectronic materials. Alán also develops quantum computer algorithms for quantum machine learning and has pioneered quantum algorithms for the simulation of matter. Alán is jointly appointed as Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science at the University of Toronto, as well as faculty member of the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence.

Previously, full professor at Harvard University where he started his career in 2006.  He is currently the Canada 150 Research Chair in Quantum Chemistry, CIFAR AI Chair at the Vector Institute and co-founder of Zapata Computing and Kebotix, two early-stage ventures in quantum computing and self-driving laboratories respectively.

David Rotman
Editor at Large, MIT Technology Review
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Editor at Large, MIT Technology Review

David Rotman is editor at large of MIT Technology Review, where he writes about the intersection of technology and economics. How can we more effectively encourage and support innovation? How can we create the types of technologies that best serve the needs of society and solve the problems we face? 

David has extensive experience as a journalist, writing about chemistry, materials science, energy, manufacturing, and innovation policy. He began at MIT Technology Review in 1998 covering nanotechnology.

James Quincey
Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company
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Chairman & CEO, The Coca-Cola Company

James Quincey is Chairman and CEO of The Coca-Cola Company. Quincey, who first joined the company in 1996, has held a number of leadership roles around the world. He became CEO in 2017 and Chairman of the Board in 2019.

Quincey is leading Coca-Cola in its continuing evolution as a total beverage company. Coca-Cola is a growth company that provides brands and beverages that make life’s everyday moments more enjoyable, all while doing business the right way. The result is shared opportunity for communities, customers, employees and share owners.

 In January 2018, Quincey announced an industry-first goal: to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for everyone to whom the company sells by 2030. 

Quincey serves as vice co-chair of The Consumer Goods Forum and is a founding member of the New York Stock Exchange Board Advisory Council. He is also a director of Pfizer Inc.

Jyrki Katainen
President, Sitra
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President, Sitra
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Jyrki Katainen is the President of The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra.

Jyrki Katainen’s career has focused on analysing societal change, finding solutions and decision-making. Before his appointment as the President of Sitra, Katainen was the European Commission Vice-President for Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness.

Prior to the Commission, he has held the positions of Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. During his 15 years as a Member of the Finnish Parliament he has chaired the Committee for the Future among other appointments.

Mariana Mazzucato
Professor, University College London
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Professor, University College London

Mariana Mazzucato (PhD) is Professor in the Economics of Innovation and Public Value at University College London (UCL), where she is Founding Director of the UCL Institute for Innovation & Public Purpose (IIPP). She is winner of international prizes including the 2020 John von Neumann Award, the 2019 All European Academies Madame de Staël Prize for Cultural Values, and 2018 Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought. She is the author of three highly-acclaimed books: The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (2013), The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy (2018) and the newly released, Mission Economy: A Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism (2021). She advises policymakers around the world on innovation-led inclusive and sustainable growth.

Sheila Kennedy
Professor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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Professor of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Sheila Kennedy is an American architect, innovator and educator. She is a Professor of Architecture at MIT and a founding Principal of KVA Matx, an interdisciplinary practice that is widely recognised for innovation in architecture, material research and the design of next generation infrastructure for emerging public needs. Designated as one of Fast Company’s emerging Masters of Design, Kennedy is described as an “insightful and original thinker who is designing new ways of working, learning, leading and innovating”. Kennedy’s design work has been widely published and exhibited at the United States Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2018 and 2021, at MoMA, the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum Design Triennial, the International Rotterdam Biennial, the Vitra Design Museum, and the TED conference in California. Kennedy has been invited to share her work at the United Nations in New York, on National Public Radio, BBC World News, Swedish Television, French Television, CBS Spotlight on Design, The Discovery Channel, CNN Principal Voices, Wired, Elle Magazine, The Economist, and The Wall Street Journal.

Jocelyn Blériot (Host)
Executive Lead, Institutions, Governments & Cities, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Executive Lead, Institutions, Governments & Cities, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Jocelyn Blériot joined Ellen MacArthur in 2007, after 12 years spent in the media and publishing industry. Initially in charge of editorial matters at the Foundation (overseeing content development and messaging), he now fully focuses on leading the organisation’s institutional engagement and is responsible for its China programme. He notably represents the Foundation at the European Commission, and manages the relationship with governments and supra-national bodies such as the United Nations, the G7 Resource Alliance, the OECD or the World Economic Forum. 

Lucy Parker (Host)
Senior Partner, Brunswick Group
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Senior Partner, Brunswick Group

Lucy Parker is co-author of “Everybody’s Business: the unlikely story of how big business can fix the world.”  She is a strategic advisor at the Brunswick Group, working with senior leadership in business on their most critical societal issues. With her co-author, Jon Miller, she leads Brunswick’s Global Business & Society offer, focusing on how businesses play their role in society. Lucy has more than twenty years’ experience advising global corporates across a range of sectors, from pharmaceuticals to financial services.  She began her working life making documentaries for the BBC, before moving into the business arena helping companies communicate with the investment community and employees, and with civil society and government. In government, from 2008-2010 she led the Prime Minister’s Taskforce on Talent and Enterprise, focused on the importance of skills to competitiveness in the global economy.

What is Summit 21?

This free online event explores how we collaborate to connect government and industry to tackle our biggest global challenges while creating resilience and wellbeing.

Watch and find out how the circular economy gives us the tools to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss, with the power to grow prosperity.

This year is about transformation

Transformation: noun. a complete change in someone or something

What will it take to transform our throwaway economy into one where waste is eliminated, resources are circulated, and nature is regenerated?

The circular economy is a transformation of the system, one that gives us tools to tackle climate change and biodiversity loss together, while addressing important social needs. It gives us the power to grow prosperity, jobs, and resilience while cutting greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and pollution.

This Summit will explore the changes this transformation will take, and how we can work together to create them.

You never change things by fighting against the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the old model obsolete.
[Buckminster Fuller]