When it comes to the circular economy, not many people can match Dr Wayne Visser’s bona fides. His work examining and explaining sustainability topics encompasses over 150 clients, chairs and fellowships with renowned universities, countless speaking engagements, and 28 books on business, leadership, and sustainable enterprise. Now Dr Visser will be adding the Zero Waste Conference to his list of appearances – hot on the heels of the release of his documentary film Closing the Loop.
CSR and the Power to Transform
Visser is the Chair in Sustainable Transformation and Professor of Integrated Value at Antwerp Management School and also a Fellow of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership. His primary focus is examining the effectiveness of ‘CSR’ (Corporate Social Responsibility) and encouraging the transformative thinking required to make sustainability best practices an integral part of the business landscape.
In an interview with Sustainable Brands, Visser says the time is ripe for that transformation.
“After years spent working on sustainability, I am convinced that we are on the cusp of a major revolution – nothing short of the next industrial revolution. The time for fear-mongering and demonising companies has past. Now is the time for innovative solutions and positive action. This is nowhere more true than in the do-or-die challenge of creating a circular economy.”
Closing the Loop trailer here
Big Ideas to Tackle Big Issues
Visser minces no words when it comes to the need to embrace circular economy, noting in his film that, “Unless we go to circular, it’s game over for the planet.”
A sobering thought. But Visser brings solutions as well. His books and lectures offer solutions to the challenges of pollution, resource depletion, and waste – giving his audiences not only hope, but a blueprint for the greener future he believes is possible. If you want to be effective in your sustainability efforts, see the potential for success with zero waste principles, and believe purpose-driven businesses can change our world, Visser’s presentation at #ZWC18 will deliver concrete steps and crucial ideas you can use to succeed in the circular economy.
Register Today for #ZWC18
Register for the 2018 Zero Waste Conference today to hear Dr Wayne Visser and a host of panellists and speakers share their expertise and guidance. Never been to a Zero Waste Conference? Here’s a look at our 2017 conference, which returning attendees were calling, ‘the best yet.’
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