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|April 28, 2022 8:30 am
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Can we rely on creating a robust circular economy to help address climate change?
Munish Dutta – Director – Memberships & Partnerships, UKGBC
Confirmed speakers are:
Nick Iles – Associate Director & Principal Sustainability and Waste Consultant @ Savills
Martin Pauli – Europe Foresight Leader I Associate Director Circular Economy, Sustainability, ESG Strategy, ARUP
Martin Pauli is an Associate Director and leads Arup’s Foresight team in Europe. He built his experience working in innovation and foresight and management consulting. Over the past eight years, Martin and his team have been working with public sector clients and blue-chip firms in the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry with a particular focus on ESG, sustainable development and the circular economy.Martin holds a number of internal roles and external appointments. He is an innovation advisor to the German Sustainable Building Council (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen – DGNB) and a member of the DGNB Advisory Board for Circular Construction. At Arup, he leads the Sustainable Development Portfolio for Germany, and spearheads a global design workstream with our partner, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Martin is a regular keynote speaker and guest lecturer on innovation and sustainability in the built environment. He holds a master’s degree in architecture from the Technical University of Berlin.
Duncan Baker-Brown – Founder of BakerBrown, Climate Literacy Champion (Principal Lecturer) at the School of Architecture Technology & Engineering University of Brighton, Member of RIBA Council, Co-Chair RIBA Climate Action Expert Advisory Group, Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN), Architects Declare Steering Committee, Member of Brighton & Hove City Circular Economy Oversight Board, Member of South Downs National Park Design Review PanelDuncan is a practicing architect, academic and environmental activist. Author of ‘The Re-Use Atlas: a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’ published by RIBA, he has practised, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development and closed-looped systems for more than 25 years. He recently founded BakerBrown, a research-led architectural practice and consultancy created to address the huge demands presented by the climate and ecological emergency as well as the challenges of designing in a post-COVID world. Over the years Duncan’s practices (and academic ‘live’ projects) have won numerous accolades including RIBA National Awards and a special award from The Stephen Lawrence Prize for the Brighton Waste House – the prize money has since been used to set up a student prize for circular, closed loop design at the University of Brighton where Duncan teaches.
May Al-Karooni – Founder & CEO, Globechain
May Al Karooni is the founder of Globechain the largest ESG reuse marketplace that connects enterprise s to non profits and SME s to redistribute un needed items, generating ESGdata for its members . It operates two services; External reuse and Internal reuse and loaning Globechain focuses in retail , construction and hospitality and has 10,000 members and operates in UK, Spain, New York & Texas. She previously worked within the investment banking and asset management industry, fundraising monies for venture capital, property and hedge funds for the last 10 years totalling over £120 million in funds raised. In 201 5 May set up Globechain after seeing a demand for a new online circular economy within the waste management industry after her own employer expressed a need to reuse items in a more collaborative way. Globechain has diverted 65 0 00,000 kilos from landfill with items being re distributed within the UK as well as abroad as far as Sierra Leone, Guinea, Kenya, Libya and the Ukraine providing savings of over $85 ,000,000 to charitable causes. Cranfield University ‘Women to Watch 2021’ for potential FTSE350 board & NED Forbes Top 1000 US 2021 Forbes top 100 Environmentalist 2020 Top 100 Meaningful Business 2020
Micol Chiesa – Investor & Head of Impact Investing, Five Seasons Ventures
Before joining FSV Micol was working for Bain and Company as a strategy consultant in the Sustainability team. There she supported EMEA clients defining and implementing their climate ambitions.Micol started her career at the World Bank, Agriculture and Environmental Services after having completed her MA from Johns Hopkins University. She also holds a PhD from Oxford University, where she is a lecturer in circular economy. In 2019 Micol was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper.
This event is a webinar hosted by Savills, and can be booked via this link: https://savills.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F-3uk36VRG6n9DUBw6gefw