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Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy PACE – Forum and Report

Strengthening Recovery and Resilience through Circular Economy Action. This session supports the ongoing work of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) and is co-designed with the World Resources Institute.

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  • Stefan DoboczkyChief Executive Officer, Lenzing GroupMBA, IMD Switzerland; PhD in Natural and Technical Science, University of Vienna. Former Member of the Managing Board, Royal DSM. Currently, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board, Lenzing, a global leader in wood-based fibres for the textiles and non-woven industries.- Read less
  • William StephensonChief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board, De Lage Landen financial solutions- Read less
  • Sarah ChandlerSenior Director, Environment and Supply Chain Innovation, AppleSarah leads Supplier Responsibility and Environmental Initiatives in Apple’s supply chain. She is responsible for holding Apple’s suppliers to the highest standards of human rights and environmental protection, including responsible labor and materials sourcing practices, workplace health and safety, increasing the use of greener materials, conserving finite resources, and supporting suppliers’ transition to renewable energy. Her teams work cross-functionally to address cost and environmental opportunities to reflect our values in our supply chain every day. Sarah joined Apple in 2006 and holds an M.B.A. and Bachelor of Science degree in Earth Systems, both from Stanford University. Prior to Apple, Sarah served as the Executive Director of a nonprofit providing environmental education and leadership experiences for low-income high school students. Sarah can trace her environmental roots back to her upbringing on a maple syrup farm in Massachusetts.- Read less
  • Roald LapperreVice Minister for Environment and International Affairs, Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management of the Netherlands- Read less
  • Erica WardGlobal Sustainability Officer, CSR-P, De Lage Landen financial solutions- Read less
  • Antonia GawelHead of Circular Economy & Innovation; Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic ForumBA (Hons) in Economics, University of Toronto; Master’s in Environmental Planning, Policy and Regulation, London School of Economics. Formerly: Deputy Director, Energy and Climate, World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Geneva; worked in Bhutan as an adviser on environment and clean energy programmes and at the International Energy Agency (IEA), responsible for IEA’s work on monitoring and evaluating clean energy policy and deployment progress as input to the Clean Energy Ministerial and G-20 processes. Currently, Head of the Circular Economy Initiative, World Economic Forum. 2006, selected for the Young Canadian Leaders for a Sustainable Future programme, International Institute for Sustainable Development.- Read less
  • David McGintyGlobal Director, Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), World Resources InstituteReporting to the Board of Directors, David serves as the Global Director of PACE, which exists to drive public-private collaboration and action on the circular economy. He spearheads the efforts of over 50 PACE members to bring about the circular economy at speed and scale, starting with the incubation of projects on plastics, food, electronics, and fashion. Active projects are already underway in Africa, Asia, and Europe. As Global Director, David works hand-in-hand with PACE’s member CEOs, including PACE’s Board co-chairs Frans van Houten of Royal Philips and Naoko Ishii of the Global Environment Facility.- Read less
  • Achim HuppertsVice-President, Safety and Health, Royal DSM NV

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