Closed loop thinking — striving to keep materials within the economic system, without negative impact on health or environment — is the next step in resource management, according to this panel from the B4E Climate Summit 2011, London. Achieving this requires a dramatic redesign of existing processes. The panelists in this session will identify what is required in terms of financing, innovation and performance along the entire value chain, and discuss the extent to which the effort is worth the prize.
Moderator: Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank
Ramon Arratia, Sustainability Director, Europe, Middle East, Africa & India, InterfaceFlor
Steve Evans, Director, EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability
Giles Hutchins, Global Director, Sustainability Solutions, AtoS
Jeremy Oppenheim, Director & Global Lead, Sustainability & Resource Productivity, McKinsey & Company
Steffan Saecker, Business Manager, SAFECHEM Europe