Building Blocks of the Circular Economy


Past Event

Building Blocks of the Circular Economy

November 8, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

State of the Planet blog piece


Moderated by Steven Cohen, director of the Earth Institute's Research Program on Sustainability Policy and Management, this panel explores the key ingredients—including technology, knowledge, finance, and design—for new companies and businesses looking to move to a circular model. Panel experts share how they are currently engaged in this space and what they see as opportunities moving forward.


  • Anne van Riel, Head of Sustainable Finance Americas, ING
  • Jean-Charles Guinot, US Network Manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation


  • Faith LeGendre, Circular Economy Solutions Strategist, Cisco
  • Stephanie Kersten-Johnston, Director of Sustainable Business, Heineken USA; Adjunct Professor, Master's of Sustainability Management, Columbia University
  • Tom Kennedy, Global Leader of Civil Engineering, Arup