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Wednesday, June 30 • 7:00am - 8:15am
Africa: Eliminating Food Waste through a Circular Economy

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The circular economy is an economic model focused on eliminating waste and inefficiency and promoting greater resource productivity. The carbon footprint of wasted food is approximately 3.3 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere on an annual basis.  The shift to a circular economy is not only about managing waste—it presents a new economic paradigm for rethinking how we design, use, and reuse our resources (both products and services), with an estimated economic output potential of USD $4.5 trillion per year by 2030.  
The COVID-19 pandemic showed in many cases all the drawbacks of the present economic model- the linear economy (‘take-make-dispose’). Facilitated by Shared Value Foundation, join us at the B Corp Climate Summit on [Date + Time] to explore how long-term thinking that applies a circular economy lens could help establish a more resilient and sustainable business. 
The session will focus on:
  • What is the essence of applying circular economy principles in managing food waste?
  • How are businesses involved in food adopting circularity principles and business models to become more resilient over the long term? 
  • Hear from two companies the story of how they introduced circular principles in their business activities: the vision, their approach and the challenges they encountered.
  • Potential of the circular economy strategy for a green recovery post pandemic?

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Grace Wachori

Engagement & Partnerships Lead, B Lab East Africa
Grace is the Engagement & Partnerships Lead at B Lab East Africa where she manages the community of B Corps across Africa and head partnerships with different collaborators. She also trains on Social and Environmental Impact for SMEs and Social Enterprises across the continent. Grace... Read More →

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Martha Nalweyiso

Research Executive, Conservation and Ecosystem Health Alliance

Matt Homewood

Freelance Expert, Freelance Expert
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Daniel Chege

Sanergy Limited
Daniel works at Sanergy, a waste management company that cleans up fast growing cities by converting polluting organic waste streams into safe, high quality products that increase economic growth, and build healthy communities in emerging economies, starting with Nairobi, Kenya.He leads the organic waste... Read More →
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Rita Atuti

Shared Value Foundation

Wednesday June 30, 2021 7:00am - 8:15am UTC
  Africa Regional Session