Dive Into Emerging Trends and Opportunities for the Circular Economy on May 6-7!

Want to be ahead of the game on the newest trends and opportunities yet to come in the circular economy business model? Join experts on May 6-7 for a forecast of ideas and innovations that will prepare you for the future.
Apr 8, 2015 10:00 AM ET

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Emerging Trends and Opportunities for the Circular Economy

The circular economy has promoted new thinking in the functionality of products and how they can be distributed in a way that optimizes resource use and creates new value. In this session, panelists will offer specific examples of companies moving from product ownership to service, leasing, and shared economy models, and discuss the associated financial and environmental benefits. Panelists will also discuss advances in reverse logistics and the infrastructure for collection, treatment, and redeployment of assets. Finally, panelists share developments in engaging the public in the circular economy technology and infrastructure developments to increase recycling and re-use rates.


  • Lori Duvall, Director, Sustainable Operations, eBay
  • Ron Gonen, Co-founder and CEO, Closed Loop Fund
  • Bill Shireman, CEO and President, Future 500
  • Jim Whaley, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications and Sustainability, Sealed Air

This session will be a part of The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value

May 6 - 7, 2015
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C.


In partnership with The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Sponsored by Future 500 and Lockheed Martin

Supported by The Dow Chemical Company, DSM North America, FedEx, Lockheed Martin, MGM Resorts International, Microsoft, Sealed Air, Shell Oil Company, Veolia

Media partners include 3BL Media, CSRWire, GreenBiz, and Triple Pundit