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C&A Foundation and GlobeScan to Host SDG Leadership Forum on Circular Economy

Submitted by: GlobeScan

Categories: Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability

Posted: Aug 24, 2018 – 08:00 AM EST


TORONTO , Aug. 24 /CSRwire/ - C&A Foundation and GlobeScan will be hosting an SDG Leadership Forum on Goal 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production) on September 12, 2018 focused on how to accelerate the transition to a circular economy inside and outside of the fashion industry.

The online, real-time moderated discussion will bring together a global line-up of guest contributors and leading thinkers representing brands, manufacturers, funders, innovators, academics and NGOs. The aim is to explore ways to scale up the adoption of new business models and fast-track innovation and collaboration at the circular manufacturing level. Together we will brainstorm ideas on how technology, the sharing economy and collaboration can be leveraged more effectively to close the circular consumption loop with consumers.

This is an opportunity to contribute to the global dialogue on the circular economy and make connections with renowned experts and leading thinkers. The event will comprise of two sessions, scheduled to cover different time zones. We will focus on the same topics in both sessions to ensure the event allows for a truly global discussion.

  • Session 1:  Europe / Asia: 10:00am – 12:00pm UK
  • Session 2:  North America: 11:00am– 1:00pm Eastern

Register here and select SDG #12 to ensure you receive updates about this event and details on how to access the live discussion on the day of the forum.

Participating guest contributors include:

Erik Bang, H&M Foundation Peter Majeranowski, Tyton BioSciences
Nikolas Beutin, PwC Europe Pamela Mar, Fung Group
Raphael Bemporad, BBMG Advertising Kevin Moss, World Resources Institute
Guisy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator Natasha Parker, Global Action Plan
Anne Mette Christianson, Enact Advisory Le Rhea Pepper, Textile Exchange
Jeffrey Hogue, C&A Rick Ridgeway, Patagonia
Leslie Johnston, C&A Foundation Cyndi Rhoades, Worn Again
Douwe Jan Joustra, C&A Foundation Arun Sundararajan, NYU Stern School of Business
Edwin Keh, The Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel Michael Waass, TerraCycle Inc
Katrin Ley, Fashion for Good Tamara Zwart, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute

Read more about the SDG Leadership Forum on Goal 12 here

About C&A Foundation

C&A Foundation is a corporate foundation here to transform the fashion industry. We give our partners financial support, expertise and networks so they can make the fashion industry work better for every person it touches. We do this because we believe that despite the vast and complex challenges we face, we can work together to make fashion a force for good. www.candafoundation.org 

About GlobeScan

GlobeScan is an insights and strategy consultancy, focused on helping our clients build long-term trusting relationships with their stakeholders. Offering a suite of specialist research and advisory services, we partner with business, NGOs and governmental organizations to meet strategic objectives across reputation, sustainability and purpose.

Established in 1987, GlobeScan has offices in Cape Town, Hong Kong, London, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo and Toronto, and is a signatory to the UN Global Compact and a Certified B Corporation. www.globescan.com

About the SDG Leadership Series

At GlobeScan, we believe that we need more leadership to inform, inspire and catalyze collective action across different sectors. In response to the challenges and to seize the opportunity that the SDGs present we have launched this SDG Leadership Series as our contribution to help scale engagement and foster more actions around the Global Goals to collectively bring us a step closer to operationalising the SDGs by 2030.

Each SDG Leadership Forum will provide the opportunity for experts and opinion leaders from around the world to come together to discuss and collaborate on each SDG in a real-time moderated online discussion. https://globescan.com/sdg-leadership-series/

For more information, please contact:

Stacy Rowland Director PR & Communications
Phone: +1 416 992 2705
Twitter: @stacyrow

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