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Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2019

CIRCULARITY 2030: TOWARDS ZERO WASTE. NEXT GENERATION LEADERS. CIRCULAR ECONOMY JOBS OF THE FUTURE

18 - 19 NOVEMBER 2019, SINGAPORE

About Global Initiatives

Global Initiatives advances partnership solutions to global sustainability challenges through the multi-stakeholder Responsible Business Forums, communication and media. By sharing knowledge and best practices, and calling on all stakeholders to take action, we address some of the greatest challenges facing the world.

Our initiatives, conducted across 30 countries over more than a decade, are about partnerships, driving change and creating a better future for all.

About the circular economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation defines the circular economy as: “A new way to design, make, and use things within planetary boundaries by designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems”. Find a comprehensive explanation on the circular economy at the Ellen MacArthur website.

About circular economy job creation

Circularity 2030 will revolve around the innovation and transformation of industry sectors that will drive circular economy job creation. This accounts for more than 30 million global green jobs by 2030, including manufacturing, agriculture and renewable energy.

According to ILO and McKinsey, a transition to a circular economy could:

  • Create 14 million more jobs in Asia and Pacific by 2030
  • Create 18 million green jobs in Europe by 2030
  • Generate a net economic benefit of EUR 1.8 trillion in Europe by 2030
  • Increase the size of the global economy by $2 trillion by 2050

The key sectors that will drive this green jobs boom are:

  • Renewable energy: building alternative sources of energy as well as more efficient use of energy
  • Food and agriculture: vertical farming and the switch to local sourcing and production of food, greater control over shorter supply chains, increased employment locally
  • Manufacturing and remanufacturing: improving material and resource efficiency, turning recycled materials into higher value products
  • Shared economy: the creation of platforms that share resources e.g homes, cars and clothing can lead to huge economic opportunities

Interested in Partnerships?

Please contact our director of partnerships to discuss the various pricing options, and to design your sponsorship package.

Ria Coburn
Associate Director of Programmes
ria.coburn@globalinitiatives.com

Office: +65 6493 2336

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