YGL Circular Economy Taskforce Speaker Series

The YGL taskforce runs a regular speaker series in which we hear from thought leaders on trends impacting the circular economy. A selection of the sessions are available here and on The Circular Economy Awards YouTube channel.


  • Estelle Brachlianoff

    Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia

  • Feike Sijbesma

    Chairman and CEO, Royal DSM

  • Professor Dajian Zhu

    Professor and Director, Institute of Governance for Sustainability, Tongji University

  • Dr Jennifer Holmgren

    CEO, Lanzatech


  • Emilio Tenuta

    Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab

  • Anders Hoffman

    Deputy Director General, Danish Business Authority

  • Scott O’Connell

    Director, Environmental Affairs, Dell

  • Christian Lanng

    CEO, Co-founder and Chairman, Tradeshift

  • Liz Goodwin

    CEO, WRAP (Waste and Resources Action Programme)

  • Ted Wiley

    Founder & Vice President, Product & Corporate Strategy, Aquion Energy

  • Walter Stahel

    Founder & Director of The Product-Life Institute Geneva

  • Adam Lowry

    Co-Founder, Method


  • Adam Lowry

    Co-Founder, Method
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  • Adam Werbach

    Founder & Head of Product, Yerdle
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  • Alex Laskey

    President & Founder, Opower
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  • Andy Wales

    Senior VP Sustainable Development, SABMiller
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  • Bill McDonough

    Co-Founder, MBDC
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  • Bridgett Luther

    President, Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
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  • Christophe Beck

    Executive Vice President, Ecolab
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  • Daniel Ritter

    Partner, K&L Gates
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  • David Gottfried

    Founder, U.S. Green Building Council & World Green Building Council
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  • David Rosenberg

    Founder & CEO, AeroFarms
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  • Diane Verde Nieto

    Founder & CEO, Positiveluxury.com
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  • Doug Woodring

    Co-Founder, Ocean Recovery Alliance
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  • Ellen MacArthur

    Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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  • Gunter Pauli

    Founder, The Blue Economy
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  • James Gifford

    Senior Fellow, Initiative for Responsible Investment, Harvard University
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  • James Moody

    CEO, TuShare, Australia
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  • Jane Burston / Chris Hunt

    Head, Centre for Carbon Measurement / Electronics Interconnection Team Lead, National Physical Laboratory
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  • John Warner

    President & CTO, Warner Babcock
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  • Jonathan Hsu

    CEO, RecycleBank
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  • Len Sauers

    VP for Global Sustainability, Procter and Gamble
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  • Stef Kranendijk

    Former CEO & Chairman, Desso
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