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The Role of Business in Achieving the EU’s Circular Economy Ambition

CEPS Conference room
Place du Congres 1, B-1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is free of charge. Registration is required to participate.


The Role of Business in Achieving the EU’s Circular Economy Ambition


The EU Circular Economy Package published in December 2015 marked a milestone towards breaking silos and linking the economic and environmental policy agenda in the EU. While the initiatives set out in the Circular Economy Action Plan are close to completion, it is clear that a transition to a more circular approach will not happen overnight. It will require effective policy interventions in the EU and beyond, continuous innovation and other support as well as a conducive market framework.

These themes have been discussed in the CEPS Task Force on ‘The Role of Business in the Circular Economy’.  On the occasion of the publication of the Task Force Report this event will discuss the key barriers to the market transformation and the policy mix needed to remove these barriers and accelerate a large scale adoption of circular economy business models, technologies and practices.

The Conference starts at 09:00 with registration & coffee. 


CEPS Presentation

Rob Van der Meer Presentation

Fulvia Raffaelli Presentation

David Rinaldi Presentation

Luca Meini Presentation

Stef Kranendijk

Affiliate Partner, SYSTEMIQ Ltd

Speakers list
Sirpa Pietikäinen

MEP, European Parliament

Fulvia Raffaelli

Head of Unit, DG Grow, European Commission

Joan Canton

Policy Officer, General Secretariat of the European Commission

Annick Boyen

Vice President Sustainable Business, Unilever Europe

Rob van der Meer

Director Public Affairs, HeidelbergCement

Manuel Sosa

Sustainability Manager, HP

Luca Meini

Head of Environmental Strategies, ENEL

Vasileios Rizos

Research Fellow, CEPS

Arno Behrens

Associate Senior Research Fellow, CEPS

Eleanor Drabik

Researcher, CEPS

David Rinaldi

Associate Research Fellow, CEPS