Game Changer Session #1 - Expanding the Circle: Collaborative Leadership to Drive Bold Action

The first Game Changer Session will highlight the importance of collaborative leadership initiatives between all orders of government and the private sector to drive bold collective action.

Circular economy leaders and ministerial panelists will discuss the leadership needed in the next 5 years to build on current momentum, strengthen capacity and support emerging partnerships to accelerate the circular transition. In this way, WCEF2021 will build on the work of WCEF+Climate (hosted by the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra and the Netherlands in April 2021). As a stage-setting discussion, this session will be of interest to those seeking to raise circular ambition across all regions and scales.

Organizers: Environment and Climate Change Canada and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra, in collaboration with the African Circular Economy Alliance, Circular Economy Coalition for Latin America and the Caribbean, Circular Economy Leadership Canada, City of Toronto, Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Government of Finland, Nordic Innovation, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development.

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Keynote: Leadership in a Circular Economy

  • Prof. Naoko Ishii

    Executive Vice President and Director, The University of Tokyo, Center for Global Commons

Expanding the Circle: A Call to Action

  • Erin Andrews

    Executive Director, Impact Zero Corp.

  • Dakota Norris

    Dakota Norris

    Indigenous Peoples Representative, Sustainable Development Advisory Council

  • Chúk Odenigbo

    Chúk Odenigbo

    Founding Director, Future Ancestors Services

High-Level Roundtable: Momentum, Capacity and Partnerships

Expanding the Circle: New Allies in Circularity

  • Mari Pantsar

    Director, Sustainability solutions, The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra

  • Scott-Vaughan

    Scott Vaughan

    International Chief Advisor, China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development

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