World Resources Forum - Business models for a circular world

BUSINESS MODELS FOR A CIRCULAR WORLD Workshop in partnership with UTS business and industry leaders
Answering four big questions this panel workshop explores the what, how and why of operating business in a circular world. As the circular economy gains continued prominence in Europe and China, this session is designed to discover how businesses are implementing circular business models in Australia, the Asia Pacific and the United States. Panel members will draw on their experience and knowledge as practitioners, researchers and advocates working for a circular economy and audience members will contribute to the discussion. An overarching aim is to generate insights regarding how we might optimise business models to enable a valuable circular economy in the Asia-Pacific. 

• Melissa Edwards, UTS Business School • Candice Quartermain, Founder and joint CEO, Circular Economy Australia • James Moody, CEO Sendle and TuShare • Jason Graham-Nye, CEO and Co-Founder gDiapers | gNappies • Monique Retamal, Australian National University • Sam Sharpe, Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS.

Water Innovation Forum 2015

Water Innovation Forum 2015

Disruptive innovation can be the game changer for business success and economic growth, creating opportunities and improving customer engagement. In this session, Candice Quartermain - Program Director Circular Economy Australia, explores why we need disruptive innovation.

Disruptive innovation Festival - Circular Economy Australia

Hosted by the brightest minds in their field from a range of creative and academic industries, the event will showcased a series of presentations, discussions and demonstrations designed to inspire and influence new ways of thinking.

HotHouse STUFF - Exploring a Circular Economy

The world is waking up to the fact that we cannot endlessly dig up resources, use them, and discard them as waste. But now imagine a system where all our resources are endlessly reused or harmlessly returned to the biosphere – waste could get consigned to the history books.

Sound far-fetched? Circular Economy is an idea whose time has come. We don’t like the idea of silver bullet solutions but the ideas that have come out of the UK’s Ellen McArthur Foundation (EMF) over the past few years are so broad in their ambition, yet so fine in detail and so extensively thought out, that it’s hard not to get a little bit excited – that maybe this is the idea that will finally turn around our juggernaut global economy and pull us back from the brink of climate catastrophe.

Here in Australia, the term Circular Economy is still new to most people, but that is about to change. A few pioneers are leading the way – Candice Quartermain from Circular Economy Australia is joined on stage by Colin Bray. Colin will tell us the story of Desso, a carpet and floor-covering manufacturer that is exemplifying circular economy principles in the Australian market.

Presented by Candice Quartermain,
Founder/CEO, Circular Economy Australia
and, Colin Bray,
Regional Managing Director at Desso – Australia / New Zealand

About Hothouse

HotHouse is for thinking people looking for something new and exciting in the sustainability space. It’s fast-paced, provocative, entertaining and accessible to everyone.

Sustainability is the defining creative design challenge of our time

We need solutions that are people-centred, systemic in scope and truly transformative. HotHouse inspires and empowers you to create positive change.

We create events, exhibitions and a variety of other public engagements in Sydney. We started out with some pretty great events in partnership with the Powerhouse Museum in 2014 and in 2015 we spread our wings with the Waterways exhibition and BEAMS Festival. In 2016 we're back at the Powerhouse with monthly events, plus we've hit the road with our touring Ocean Action Pod.

HotHouse is a not for profit initiative of the Total Environment Centre.