Participate in Deep Dive Breakout Sessions with Sustainablility Experts on May 7!

Attend the Sustainability Forum 2015 on May 6-7, for collaborative breakout sessions. Participants will work alongside sustainability experts to examine specific case studies and learn how circular economy business models can create value.
Apr 22, 2015 10:50 AM ET

The U.S. Chamber Foundation's annual sustainability forum, The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value, will feature three parallel breakout sessions.

Attendees will work alongside sustainability experts and business leaders to take a deep dive into specific case studies. Sessions will also include a discussion of markets, consumer engagement, infrastructure, and the business case.

The following breakout sessions will focus on several companies' success in creating a closed loop business model:

Bio-Sourced and Bio-Based Materials: Designing for Cascading Value


  • Ella Jamsin, Research Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Hugh Welsh, President, DSM North America

Non-Renewable Materials: Designing for Durability, Remanufacturing, Refurbishment, and Longevity


  • Casper Jorna, CE100 Business Program Lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
  • Tim Lindsey, Global Director, Sustainable Development, Caterpillar

Reverse Logistics: Accelerating Transition Towards the Circular Economy


  • Katrina Doerfler, Director, Consulting Services, America Mfg/Energy Lead, Cisco Systems, Inc.
  • Katherine O'Dea, Co-founder and Principal, Circular Economy Strategists


These breakout sessions will be a part of The Circular Economy: Unleashing New Business Value.

May 6 - 7, 2015
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Washington, D.C - See more at:

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