• Mar 29, 2023

Knowledge Series: Promoting Inclusivity through the Circular Economy

Date / Time: Wednesday, March 29th, 10:30am-11:45am PT / 1:30-2:45 ET (75 minutes)


Organizers: Circular Economy Leadership Canada

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Circular Economy Leadership Canada is hosting a Knowledge Series of free, public webinars dedicated to sharing information on topical themes and focus areas relevant to the circular economy transition in Canada, with the purpose advancing circularity education and accelerating action.

The second webinar in the Knowledge Series focused on Promoting Inclusivity through the Circular Economy and took place on Wednesday, March 29th, 2023, from 10:30am-11:45am Pacific time / 1:30pm-2:45pm Eastern time.

Event Description:

Inclusivity considerations are integral to not only ensuring the just transition to a circular economy, but also securing the longstanding sustainability and accessibility of circular practices. However, the benefits of actioning inclusivity within circular businesses are not widely known, and there remains a lot of ambiguity around the best practices of building a circular business.

CELC is hosting a Knowledge Series webinar on the topic of promoting inclusivity through the Circular Economy. A variety of speakers will share insights and engage in a panel discussion on how to make a more purposeful connection between the circular economy, equity, and inclusion, from the business level to the regional and global levels. Case studies of successful projects will showcase how organizations can position their companies, projects, and applications to maximize the potential for success.

Session Objectives:

Outline what inclusivity looks like in practice in the context of the circular economy at a variety of levels.
Explore what needs to be considered in order to implement an inclusive circular economy business model, and how this can be effectively done.
Reveal the opportunities for inclusivity within the circular economy, as well as the opportunities for the circular economy through greater inclusivity.
Outline what steps can be taken to make circular businesses more inclusive, and provide recommendations, insights, and tips from experts in this area to ensure the likelihood of success.


Dr. Jack Barrie, Chatham House
Alice Henry, Share Reuse Repair Initiative
Vanessa Sun, Vancouver Economic Commission
Dr. Love-Ese Chile, Regen Waste Labs