22 September 15:00 CET: Fenna Blomsma, University of Hamburg
The circular economy is put forward as a way to “Build Back Better” and to support the “Green Recovery.” And rightly so, as replacing the ‘take-make-waste’ paradigm with one that keeps resources in use for longer can lower greenhouse gas emissions, whilst ensuring the resilience of economies. This talk shows how a (more) circular economy can be brought about through technology, business model and value chain innovation. Questions like: “Where can sources of value creation and capture be found in a circular economy?”, “What business models suit a circular economy?” and “How can I align interests within the value chain?” are explored using case examples.
Fenna Blomsma is a Junior Professor at Hamburg University, holding the chair in Circular Economy and Systems Innovation, as part of the School of Business, Economics and Social Science of the University of Hamburg and the Sustainable Finance group.