Optimizing the Circular Economy through Natural Capital Accounting

Event Date: 
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, in partnership with Tetra Pak Inc., is hosting a webinar on the role of natural capital and renewable resources as a key enabler of achieving a circular economy. 

The circular economy is a restorative or regenerative economic model in which resources are endlessly cycled back into supply chains and waste does not exist. The circular economy represents tremendous opportunity for business; shifting to the circular economy could unlock an additional $4.5 trillion in economic growth by 2030, according to research from Accenture.

The webinar will provide a platform to explore the economics and the business case of valuing natural capital, with a particular focus on renewable resources. Speakers will also offer tangible examples of integrating natural capital and renewability principles into business strategy and decision making that enables a more circular economy.

Speakers will also review perceptions and barriers to natural capital in the C-suite and board rooms, and the need to shift attitudes from short-term gains to long-term value creation for brands. Creating consumer understanding—and ultimately consumer demand—for practices that acknowledge resource protection and preservation will also be discussed.

For more information contact Jennifer Gerholdt, Senior Director, Sustainability and Circular Economy Programs.

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