Addressing System-Level Change for Circularity: The Central Role of Partnerships

Addressing System-Level Change for Circularity:
The Central Role of Partnerships

Tuesday, 6 December 2022
2:00pm EST / 11:00am PST / 7:00pm GMT / 8:00pm CET
Sponsored By

Leadership no longer looks like a large company beating the competition to an incredible, unique solution; it looks like changing the system through collaborative innovation. “We know we can’t do it alone” is a phrase used frequently by a wide variety of companies. We all “get it” that we need to work together — but it’s not always easy to execute on that idea. In this webinar, Eastman will share learnings from its journey of building partnerships to address the plastic waste crisis. You'll leave feeling inspired to change the system, and with insights and lessons that you can incorporate into your company’s approach.

What you will learn: In this webinar, Eastman will share learnings from its journey of building partnerships to address the plastic waste crisis. You'll leave feeling inspired to change the system, and with insights and lessons that you can incorporate into your company’s approach.

Can’t join in real time? Register anyway and we’ll send you the recording!

Speakers

Rachel Zipperian
Principal Scientist and Communications Director for Herbal Essences
Procter & Gamble

After gaining a bachelor’s degree in science, studying chemistry, education, and comprehensive science from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio), Rachel completed her master’s degree in physical organic chemistry, working in photochemistry and molecular modeling. She loves science and people and is inspired to learn about things that are hard to see and challenging to measure. Rachel joined P&G Beauty in 2002 and has worked on brands like Olay, Pantene, Aussie, Natural Instincts before joining the Herbal Essences team. Rachel’s scientific expertise areas include cosmetic chemistry, skin and hair physiology, as well as sustainability and design thinking. She represents P&G Beauty at press and industry events and at scientific and academic conferences. Additionally, as a mother of two daughters, Rachel has a tremendous personal and professional passion for STEAM education, creative thinking and sustainability. She is an active volunteer, working to make the world a better place.

Cathy Combs
Sustainability Director
Eastman Chemical

Cathy Combs holds a B.S. degree from Carson-Newman University. She joined Eastman in 1985 and has held a variety of positions of increasing responsibility across the company, including roles in Finance, Manufacturing, Business, Communications, HR, Marketing, and Sustainability. Her experience in those areas serves her well as she connects with colleagues both inside and outside Eastman to share the company’s sustainability vision and strategy and engage others to partner in achieving it. Cathy is passionate about integrating sustainability, innovation, strategy and business to address some of the world’s big issues while creating value. Cathy and her husband reside in Kingsport and have two grown children. She volunteers in various capacities with organizations such as the American Red Cross, United Way, Habitat for Humanity, and Kitchen of Hope.

Adam Gendell
Circular Ventures Director
The Recycling Partnership

Adam brings a collaborative, systems thinking approach to circular economy challenges, focusing on building bridges between stakeholder groups and translating macro trends into action. As part of the Circular Ventures team, Adam serves as point lead for the PET Recycling Coalition, an impact-driven initiative aimed broadening the circularity of PET and unlocking new sources of recycled content. Adam’s approach is grounded in an extensive understanding of sustainable material flows and life cycle thinking, having studied the international landscape of recycling policy and emerging recovery technologies at Eunomia Research & Consulting as well as bringing over a decade of experience working across the packaging and packaged goods value chain at the Sustainable Packaging Coalition. Adam has worked closely with multi-national corporations, NGOs, startups, government agencies, and academic institutions, gaining a deep appreciation for the value of diverse perspectives in addressing systemic challenges. At The Recycling Partnership, Adam works to bring it all together by guiding big steps towards a more resilient and sustainable materials economy.

Simon Mainwaring
Founder and CEO
We First

Simon Mainwaring is the author of Lead With We, the Wall Street Journal bestseller that shows how companies address purpose, sustainability, and climate challenges in ways that build their business. He’s the founder and CEO of the award-winning strategic brand consultancy, We First, that’s a B Corp ‘Best For The World’ Honoree and a Real Leaders Top 50 keynote speaker in the World. He hosts the influential ‘Lead With We’ podcast, is a columnist for the CMO Network in Forbes, and wrote the New York Times bestseller, We First. He’s been a Featured Expert and Jury Member for the Sustainable Development Goals at the Cannes Lions Festival and U.S. One Show for Sustainable Development.

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