Closing The Loop Filmmaker Dr Wayne Visser Confirmed for #ZWC18

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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Think Beyond Plastic Founder Daniella Russo Confirmed for #ZWC18

Zero waste innovation is Daniella Russo’s approach to tackling plastic pollution. She believes we can reshape the way we use plastic and entrepreneurs can be a driving force in that change. She’ll be sharing her expertise, as one of the featured speakers at the 2018 Zero Waste Conference, Nov. 8-9 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre.

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Register Now for the 2018 Zero Waste Conference

2018 Zero Waste Conference Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

A global change is underway. The circular economy is accelerating. Bringing new ways of doing business. Bold visions of systems change. Compelling arguments for a global transformation. Is your organization ready? The 2018 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference can help you find the right path forward.

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Circular Economy Pioneer Arthur Huang Confirmed for #ZWC18

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Futurist Gerd Leonhard Announced as 2018 Zero Waste Conference Keynote

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How will those changes be reflected, precipitated, even mandated by the shift to a circular economy? Join us on Nov 8 – 9 as this renowned thinker and futurist shares his compelling perspective.

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Dr. Cady Coleman Featured on Metro Vancouver’s ‘The Sustainable Region’

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WHY METRO VANCOUVER’S 2017 ZERO WASTE CONFERENCE IS BEING CALLED ‘THE BEST YET’

7TH annual event delivers inspiring speakers, real world solutions, and hope for a future without waste.

Two thought-provoking keynote speakers. A full day of entertaining presentations, and compelling real world solutions. Inspiring talks, insights about the circular economy, and innovative waste prevention efforts solidified the Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference’s reputation as a must-attend event. The theme this year was ‘A Circular Economy Within Reach’. Throughout the day speakers and panelists showcased innovative solutions supporting this confident claim. But the event began with a viewpoint that was literally out of this world.

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Social Media Guide to the 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference

Looking to share your Zero Waste Conference experience via Twitter? Remember to use the event hashtag #ZWC2017. Want to highlight a conference participant in your social media posts? Here are Twitter handles for the organizations, speakers, and panellists participating this year’s event. Haven’t registered yet? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from circular economy leaders!

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Innovation, Inspiration, and Big Ideas – What to Expect at #ZWC2017

Zero Waste Conference 2017 Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.

The 2017 Metro Vancouver Zero Waste Conference takes place on November 1. This year’s theme is ‘A Circular Economy Within Reach.’ Important issues such as ocean plastics, textiles, business and innovation, and circular cities are on this year’s agenda, along with keynote addresses by scientist and retired NASA astronaut Cady Coleman and food waste pioneer Tristram Stuart. Here’s a preview of what you can expect:

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