Plastics are everywhere. Plastics are beneficial to all of us. But only 14% of plastic containers are recycled. All the rest, worth circa US$100 billion per year, is lost after one short use. Around a third of all the plastic produced per year leaks to our ecosystems, and by 2050 there could be more plastic than fish in the sea.
Leading corporations, innovators and entrepreneurs are coming up with solutions to re-design the use of plastics in our economies. To change the way we use, produce and reuse plastic will take collaboration and innovation. The financial sector can play a leading role in amplifying impact investment required to solve this problem.
Come hear Luca Zerbini, WG02, VP and GM Film & Foil and Global Flexibles Sustainability at Amcor, and other leading experts present the issue and debate Impact Investing, providing capital to maximize social, environmental and good governance ventures that can foster the transformation of linear economies into circular ones.
Time and Date
Tuesday, 10th September 2019
5.30pm Registration and Drinks
6.00pm Panel starts
7.00pm Discussions and Q&A
7.30pm Networking Drinks
The London Stock Exchange, 10 Paternoster Row, EC4M 7LS
Open to Members and Non-Members : Entrance will be based on registration, strictly due to security reasons.
(GBP 5 for Members, GBP 10 for Non-Members)
- Luca Zerbini, WG02, VP and GM Film & Foil and Global Flexibles Sustainability Initiative
- Marisa Drew, WG92, Head of Sustainability at Credit Suisse
- Gerald Naber, Head of New Plastics Economy Initiative at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
- Ian Simm, CEO and Founder of Impax Asset Management
- Marcela Navarro, CEO and Founder of Project X Global
- Adrian Rimmer, Head of Green Finance at the London Stock Exchange Group
Satheesh Pillai, WG07, CEO and Founder of CircledUp and an alumnus of chemical engineering from Imperial College, will make opening remarks around the diversity of circular economy initiatives that he has seen.
Event organised by Gabriela Herculano, WG02.
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