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

May 2018




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


Stef Kranendijk
Affiliate Partner, SYSTEMIQ Ltd

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

May 2018
Participation in this event is free of charge. Registration is required to participate.


CEPS Conference room

Place du Congres 1, B-1000 Brussels