Thursday September 8, 2016

Leading the Circular Economy Transformation

Unique Event for Senior Mgt and Executives of Leading Organizations in Process Industries
Celebrating our 20th anniversary, Finch & Beak will co-host the exclusive customer event “Leading the Circular Economy Transformation” - in collaboration with RobecoSAM - on 8th September 2016 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The aim is to jointly uncover circular economy business opportunities and determine what it takes to turn them faster into value for both company and society.


The program boasts a line-up of top-level speakers that will illuminate the three core perspectives of transformation towards a circular economy:

1. Seizing the opportunity

  • Helga Vanthournout, Senior Expert at McKinsey and Company on the opportunities from the new plastics economy
  • Jan van der Kaaij, Managing Partner Finch & Beak on "No time to Waste"; a sector study on Circular Economy within the Chemical industry partially based upon INSEAD and IMD Business School case studies featuring frontrunners such as Novozymes and DSM

2. How to make it work

  • Dr. Christian Hagelüken, Director EU Government Affairs at Umicore on “Closing the loop for metals – the Umicore experience as a major materials technology and recycling company”
  • Dr. Peter Bartsch, Head of Corporate Sustainability at Lenzing on Circular Solutions for the Apparel Business

3. How to finance it

  • Edoardo Gai, Head of Sustainability Services at RobecoSAM on the increasing importance of ESG investing
  • Léon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability at ING Group on financing for circularity

Furthermore, participants will receive our all-new benchmark study on circularity in the chemical sector including insights from frontrunners such as Clariant and BASF.

The great networking opportunities, the unique content, and discussions with peers aim to inspire innovative managers and companies to accelerate change and take the lead in the circular economy transformation. Please find the full program outline in the download section on the left hand side of the screen. 

Exclusively for Invitees

“Leading the Circular Economy Transformation” is a unique event with limited seats available: participation is free, and is only attended by major corporations and key opinion formers – there are strictly no consultants and vendors. A seat is guaranteed when receiving our confirmation. If you are interested in joining the event in Düsseldorf or if you have any further questions, please contact Bas Nuijten at

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