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The New Plastics Economy is an untapped investment and innovation opportunity.
Announced at the 2015 World Economic Forum, the New Plastics Economy is an important shift away from conventional fossil fuel plastics towards:
new bio-based, bio-benign materials from renewable sources;
new manufacturing processes, and
innovative consumer and business products leveraging these new materials.
These changes may alter the landscape of one of the largest commodity markets in the world. Investments emerging in alternative materials, products and manufacturing represent true triple-bottom-line investment opportunities.
This event includes an Investor Forum, an Innovation Showcase and opportunities for 1:1 meetings with entrepreneurs. See agenda details below.
Opening presentation by Romain Trouble, Tara Marine Expeditions
"Exploring A World of Change"
Keynote Address by Per Lindberg, CEO, BillerudKorsnäs AB
"Challenge coventional plastics: doing good through innovation and entrepreneurship"
Dr. Mats Linder, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Update on the New Plastics Economy Project
Roundtable discussion: "Transforming Global Challenges through Innovation"
Exploring the transformative role of innovation in addressing global challenges, from upstream to end-of-pipeline, with:
Jean-Charles Guinot - CE100 Program Manager, Ellen Macarthur Foundation
Joi Danielson - Senior Fellow, Program Innovation, Ocean Conservancy
Massimiano Tellini, Head - Circular Economy projects, Intesa Sanpaolo
Roundtable discussion: "A Talk with Investors"
Exploring emerging investment vehicles, new business models, developing and reporting ROI and impact metrics, with:
Adam Wolfensohn - Co-managing Partner, Encourage Capital
Ian DeWeerdt - Managing Partner, Fifth Season Ventures
Rick Davis - CEO, LOHAS Capital
Rob Kaplan - Founding Partner, The Closed Loop Fund
Roundatble discussion: "Consumer brands exploring new materials"
Discussing the role of corporate responsibility, consumer values, challenges and opportunities as major brands explore new materials, with
Conrad MacKerron - Vice-President, As You Sow
David Rapaport - Vice-President, Earth and Community Care, Aveda
Jeffrey Hollender - Founder and CEO, Sustain Natural
Dr. Mats Linder - Project Manager, New Plastics Economy initiative, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Sarah Dearman - Sustainable Packaging Director, Coca Cola North America
Innovation Showcase and Demo Day
Investment-ready startups pitching innovations in materials, manufacturing, and consumer and business products. For up-to-date list, visit the Think Beyond Plastic web site.
The event is by invitation only and seating is limited. Please register to attend.