[SPN-Discussion] SPN l Baruch l NYCEDC Panel Discussion: ‘The Circular Economy - Building a Vision for New York City’ - October 11, 2017

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Panel Discussion Invitation  
’The Circular Economy - Building a Vision for New York City'

Baruch College 
Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

New York City Economic Development Corporation 

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Date:  October 11, 2017

Time:  6:00 – 8:00pm 

Venue:  Baruch College l Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity - Room 750, 151 E. 25th Street (between Lexington and 3rd Avenue)

Moderator: Mark Chambers, Director, NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability

Panelists: Dr. Malo Hutson, Associate Professor, Urban Planning, Columbia University; Amanda Kaminsky, Founder, Building Product Ecosystems LLC; Tom Kennedy, Partner, Arup; Cynthia Power, Facilitating Manager, Eileen Fisher Renew

Topic:  ‘The Circular Economy - Building a Vision for New York City’

The circular economy is gaining increasing attention in Europe and around the world as a potential way for our society to increase prosperity, while reducing dependence on primary materials and energy. The last 150 years of industrial revolution have been dominated by a one-way or linear model of production and consumption in which goods are manufactured from raw materials, sold, used and discarded as waste.  This model has been exceptionally successful in providing affordable products to consumers and material prosperity to billions. Where there is still room for the linear model to expand geographically and realize even higher efficiencies, a global middle class of nearly 5 billion by 2030 will present unprecedented challenges: increasing strain on the environment, increasing stress to access new resources, increasing costs and commodity price volatility.

New York City is a global hub for innovation, and our anchor industries such as finance, fashion, and real estate will play a key role in advancing a circular economy. As emerging technologies disrupt traditional business models, anchor and emerging companies alike will benefit from tapping a new vision for value creation, in which economic growth is decoupled from resource depletion. Whether through sharing economy models, leasing models that treat a product as service, or reuse models that keep valuable resources in use and out of the linear waste stream, businesses in New York City have the opportunity to lead the world in creating new markets by transitioning industries to more sustainable long-term growth. How can we use our power as influencers, consumers, and practitioners to drive and support circular innovation in the buildings and communities we inhabit and the clothes we wear?

Join RZCCI, SPN and NYCEDC as our panel of leaders in the built environment, fashion,  real estate construction, and sustainable community development discuss emerging circular models already in use in New York City, and best practices from around the world that will shape the circular city of the future.

About the Sponsors:

The Sustainability Practice Network (SPN) is a New York based inter-disciplinary community of professionals who seek to learn and share knowledge to advance sustainable development across sectors and disciplines. We mobilize our members to practice sustainability in their lives and work. Our mission is to raise awareness of the importance of individual and corporate sustainability and thereby create a more stable and equitable world. 

Baruch College - Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity

The Robert Zicklin Center for Corporate Integrity is a forum for discussion of a broad range of contemporary issues confronting US corporations and capital markets. Our concerns include: transparency of corporate reporting, corporate governance, examining legal and ethical corporate behavior, spotlighting executive accountability, corporate responsibility in global business development, risk assessment and amelioration, resolving conflicting corporate stakeholder interests, and evaluating the role of governmental regulation.

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is dedicated to the creation of a dynamic, equitable, and sustainable urban economy. As the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic development in each of the five boroughs, NYCEDC's mission is to stimulate growth through programs that create quality jobs for New Yorkers, encourage investment, generate prosperity and strengthen the City's competitive position. Visit https://www.nycedc.com<https://www.nycedc.com/ <https://www.nycedc.com%3chttps/www.nycedc.com/>> to learn more about NYCEDC projects and initiatives.

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