Open roundtables

Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
day: Day 3 – Net-Zero Resources


Choose your adventure:

Open roundtable 1: Making circular real: How can we engage colleagues and consumers on the resource efficiency journey? 

The vast majority of consumers and colleagues have never heard of the ‘circular economy’. It’s therefore no surprise that mainstreaming the concept remains a major challenge for business. This open roundtable discussion will see a group of industry experts discuss the role that sustainability and resource efficiency professionals can play in changing how people think and act towards the circular economy.

The roundtable will consist of a group of sustainability and energy experts, hand-picked by edie. All other attendees are able to sit in on the conversation, share their own ideas, and ask questions throughout the one-hour session.

Discussion points: 

  • What has the pandemic taught us about consumer and colleague engagement?
  • From nudges to choice-edits: Varying approaches to behaviour change
  • What to do when you’re on the wrong side of consumer trust

Participants include:

Ashley Oates, Head of Sustainability, Ward
Liz Goodwin, Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Gunnlaugur Erlendsson, CEO, Enso Tyres
Nick Brown, Sustainable Packaging Director, Coca-Cola European Partners
Ali Moore, Head of Communications and Behaviour Change, LWARB
Emilie Woodger-Smith, Waste Minimisation officer, South Gloucestershire Council
Dan Cooke, Trustee, CIWM

Chaired by: Matt Mace, Content editor, edie
Industry experts:
Michael Lenaghan, Environmental Policy Advisor, Zero Waste Scotland
Rob Bresler, Technical director, Rio


Open roundtable 2: Business model innovation: How can we build a closed-loop, regenerative brand? 

This open roundtable discussion is all about breaking out of the fixed mindset and sparking disruptive ideas and actions to build an economy that is restorative and regenerative by design. We’ll be bringing together a selection of business leaders and innovators to discuss how businesses can shake-up their business models and build closed-loop supply chains.

Discussion points: 

  • The inspiring circular economy innovators to watch out for in the 2020s 
  • How incumbent businesses are readjusting their business models 
  • Real-life examples of product redesign for the circular economy 

Participants include:

Jean-Christophe Trassard, Senior VP at a Mineral & Cement Group
Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland
Charlotte Harrington, Chief Operating Officer, Belu Water Ltd
Louisa Ziane, Chief Operating Officer, Toast Ale
Mike Townsend, Founder & CEO, Earthshine Group
Marcela Navarro, CEO & Co-Founder, Project X Global
Zack Angelini, Manager – Environmental Stewardship, Timberland

Chaired by: Luke Nicholls, Content director, edie
Industry expert: Iain Gulland, Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland