The time has come to rethink the way we design, make and use the things we need, from the food we eat to the clothes we wear.
The idea of a circular economy, in which waste and pollution are eliminated through better design, resource reuse and regeneration, is a radical solution to climate change and biodiversity loss, as well as social problems. But is it possible to move away from a linear economy, and how?
Meet our speakers and president
Jocelyne Blériot (@jossbleriot) joined Ellen MacArthur in 2007, after 12 years in the media and publishing industry. Initially in charge of editorial matters at the Foundation (overseeing content development and messaging), he now focuses entirely on leading the organization’s institutional engagement. In particular, he represents the Foundation to the European Commission, and manages relations with governments and supranational bodies such as the United Nations, the G7 Resource Alliance, the OECD and the World Economic Forum.
Lara Pohl-Martell is a Business Advisor within ReLondon’s Business Transformation team. She offers advice and support to London-based SMEs, helping them create sustainable value and growth through circular strategies and innovations. As part of the business transformation team, his focus area is plastics and packaging. Prior to working for ReLondon, Lara completed the MSc Psychology of Economic Life at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), during which she focused on examining the circular economy from a perspective psychological view, and co-founded the LSESU Circular Economy Society. .
Jason Wong is a Visiting Fellow at LSE and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Occidental College. His research uses applied quantitative methods to study how different forms of connectivity, including aviation, linguistic diversity, power infrastructure, and remittances, affect socio-economic life.
Susana Mourato (@smmour) is Professor of Environmental Economics in the Department of Geography and Environment and Pro-Director of Research at LSE.
Learn more about this event
This event is part of the LSE Festival: How to access a post-COVID world? from Monday June 13 to Saturday June 18, 2022, with a series of events exploring the practical steps we could take to shape a better world.
It is organized in partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, an international charity launched in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to the circular economy. They work with a network of private and public sector decision makers, as well as academia, to build capacity, explore opportunities for collaboration, and design and develop circular economy initiatives and solutions.
The Department of Geography and Environment (@LSEGeography) of the LSE is an international academic center of excellence in economic, urban and development geography, environmental social sciences and climate change.
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