Jul
19
1:00 pm13:00

Wrap-up and Path Forward

We'll have covered a lot of ground and created a lot of new connections over the last day and a half - a facilitated discussion will ask:

  • How do we sustain this energy to build and enhance projects, platforms and partnerships going forward?
  • What do we do - new or different - as a group and independently coming out of this meeting?
  • What tools, connections and resources do you need to support these endeavors?
Jul
19
10:00 am10:00

Cyclical and Resilient Supply Networks

The shift to a circular economy is stimulating companies to transition from traditional linear supply chains to more complex cyclical or closed-loop supply networks. This theme will present case studies from several industries, and will explore how companies can simultaneously improve both their sustainability performance and their resilience to unforeseen disruptions. Discussion leaders will include:

  • Joseph Fiksel, The Ohio State University
  • Jeff Wooster, Dow Chemical
  • Chris Doherty, Ernst & Young 
  • Susan Lorenz-Fisher, AmerisourceBergen

 

Breakout Sessions: following an interactive plenary session, you'll collaborate with other meeting attendees in breakout sessions to focus on how your company can work with others to build cyclical and closed-loop supply chains.

Jul
19
9:00 am09:00

Welcome and Opening Plenary Session

We'll be kicking off day 2 with a not-to-be-missed panel discussion with state leaders about public-private partnerships and creating innovative connections between business and government. Speakers include:

 

  • Alexandra Dapolito Dunn, The Environmental Council of the States
  • Craig Butler, Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
  • Kate Bartter, Office of Energy and Environment, The Ohio State University (moderator)
Jul
18
3:15 pm15:15

Digital Platforms for Co-Creating Value

Technology is a key enabler for new market mechanisms necessary to drive and scale the circular economy. This theme will explore the role of new digital platforms in the circular economy, and how they're driving value for businesses, governments and NGOs around the US. Discussion leaders to include:

  • Andrew Mangan, US BCSD and Pathway21
  • Companies engaged in US BCSD Materials Marketplace projects in the US
  • Jacob Vaillancourt and Stephen Ricci, Waste Hub
  • Ohio EPA's Ohio Materials Marketplace project team

 

Breakout Sessions: following an interactive plenary session, you'll collaborate with other meeting attendees in breakout sessions to develop clear action plans and define how your company/organization can get involved.

Jul
18
1:45 pm13:45

Human and Natural Systems in the Circular Economy

From process to planet, sustainable and resilient solutions must take into account the complex nexus of linkages among materials, food, energy, water, land and other resources. This theme will introduce cutting edge research on this nexus, and projects creating new mechanisms to address the challenge. Discussion leaders include:

  • Bhavik Bakshi, The Ohio State University
  • Veolia and Ford Motor Company
  • P.J. Marshall, Restore the Earth Foundation

 

Breakout Sessions: following an interactive plenary session, you'll collaborate with other meeting attendees in breakout sessions to develop clear action plans and define how your company/organization can better understand and integrate this nexus-thinking into its operations.

Jul
18
12:45 pm12:45

Collaboration to Advance the Circular Economy

Panel with leading Circular Economy organizations from around the US and world. Speakers include:

 

  • Mathy Stanislaus, World Economic Forum
  • Alix Grabowski, World Wildlife Fund
  • Jennifer Gerholdt, US Chamber of Commerce Foundation
Jul
18
9:30 am09:30

Scaling up the Circular Economy: Smart and Resilient Cities

Cities play a key role in scaling up the circular economy. This theme will explore how connectivity, emerging networks, innovation and designing for resilience are shaping the city landscape of the present and future. Discussion leaders include:

  • Alan Hecht, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Dominie Garcia, Battelle
  • Ingersoll Rand
  • Smarter Sorting

 

Breakout Sessions: following an interactive plenary session, you'll collaborate with other meeting attendees in breakout sessions to develop clear action plans and define how your company/organization can get engaged.

Jul
18
8:30 am08:30

Welcome and Opening Talks

Welcome, introductions and opening remarks from the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program at The Ohio State University. Speakers to include:

  • Andrew Mangan, US BCSD and Joseph Fiksel, The Ohio State University
  • Nabil Nasr, Rochester Institute of Technology and REMADE Institute
  • Kate Bartter, Office of Energy and Environment, The Ohio State University
  • Elena Irwin, Sustainable and Resilient Economy Program at The Ohio State University