Seminar with State of Green
28. april 1O.OO-11.3O

#businessmodels #digitalisation #publicprivatepartnerships

The drivers of future circular business models

In this session State of Green will focus on the drivers of future circular business models. We will explore the opportunities and challenges for how partnerships across industries and sectors in Denmark and the EU are pushing the circular transition forward and how data and digitalisation can promote and scale circular business models.

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Day 2 - 28 april 2O22

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How can business models, digitalisation and partnerships enable a circular transition?

The widespread adoption of circular business models among companies accelerates the transition to a circular economy as it serves to reduce resource consumption and waste generation. Policymakers and regulators have a role to play in paving the way for the adoption of circular business models. In turn, businesses and industries that adopt circular business models can support the transition by achieving efficiency gains through higher resource and economic productivity, reductions in CO2 emissions, and new opportunities for jobs and prosperity.

In many cases, realising circular business models are enabled using data, digital tools, and design, which is also very much in focus in the EU. Strengthening reporting practices, setting up digital product passports and supporting data sharing infrastructures are all central, as information about product design and material content, quality and origin are necessary inputs to evaluate whether a product can be better designed, repaired, reused, recycled, or needs to be maintained.

1O-OO-1O-1O Welcome and opening remarks
Torsten Andersen, Deputy Director, Danish Business Authority

1O.1O-1O.25 Keynote: Business models, data, and digitalisation as key drivers for a circular economy
Natasha Friis Saxberg, CEO, Danish ICT Industry Association

1O.25-1O.45 Fireside chat: Accelerating the circular transition through public/private partnerships
How can the Danish Climate Partnership model be used to enable and scale the transition towards a circular economy in Denmark, in the EU and globally? What role does circular business models play?

Kristian Hovgaard Juul-Larsen, Head of Division, Ministry of Environment
Henrik Grand Petersen, CEO, Stena Recycling

Moderator
Toke Sabroe, Twin Transition

1O.45 PANEL DEBAT: Data, digitalisation, and design to scale circular business models
How can data, digitalisation and design be enablers for circular business models? Are they enablers today and what is the potential for scaling this further across industries and markets?

Thomas Bak Thellesen, Senior Director Group Sustainability & External Affairs, Faerch
Peter R. Svensson, Co-founder, Continued Fashion
Christian van Maaren, CEO, Excess Material Exchange
Birgitte Holgaard Langer, Business Development Director, SPOOR

Moderator: Toke Sabroe, Twin Transition

11.25-11.3O Closing remarks
Malene Bering Beitzel, Project Manager, State of Green

LIST OF SPEAKERS IN THIS SESSION

  • Torsten Andersen, Deputy Director, Danish Business Authority
  • Natasha Friis Saxberg, CEO, Danish ICT Industry Association
  • Kristian Hovgaard Juul-Larsen, Head of Division, Ministry of Environment
  • Henrik Grand Petersen, CEO, Stena Recycling
  • Thomas Bak Thellesen, Senior Director Group Sustainability & External Affairs, Faerch
  • Peter R. Svensson, Co-founder, Continued Fashion
  • Christian van Maaren, CEO, Excess Material Exchange
  • Birgitte Holgaard Langer, Business Development Director, SPOOR
  • Toke Sabroe, Twin Transition

State of Green is Core Partner at LOOP

Lack of clean, affordable energy and integrated energy systems; scarcity of clean water; rapidly growing mega-cities and unsustainable use of resources. These are four of the major global challenges the world is grappling with today. Despite being a small country, Denmark wishes to actively help solve global challenges. By sharing the accumulated Danish knowledge, experience and solutions with the rest of the world, State of Green seeks to stimulate debate, spur partnerships and inspire others. We believe that through collaboration and dialogue, we can accelerate the global green transition together.