Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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Wexner 434A, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

Mind the Circularity Gap: What Can Governments Do?

Join the discussion with Caspar von Daniels, one of the co-authors of the Circularity Gap Report 2020, in conversation with Jane Nelson, Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, HKS.

Today, the global economy is only 8.6% circular — just two years ago it was 9.1%. The global circularity gap is widening and the trend is negative. These trends are embedded deeply within the ‘take-make-waste’ tradition of the linear economy. As such, the outlook to close the circularity gap looks bleak under the dead hand of business as usual. We desperately need transformative and correctional solutions; change is a must.

As a strategy consultant and Analyst at Circle Economy, Caspar supports Businesses across sectors in transforming their operations and business model towards a circular model. In addition, he is part of the team researching for and writing Circle Economy's ‘Circularity Gap’ report publications. He is focused on gathering insights into the different levers that can drive and accelerate the circular transition and contextualizing these to the context of different countries and industries.

This event is part of a series of pre-events leading to the first Circular Economy Symposium at Harvard on March 6th, 2020 and is co-hosted by the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at Harvard Kennedy School. Lunch will be provided. RSVP here.

Contact Name: 

Nick Van Hollen

Research Areas: 

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

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