Leadership Successes Highlighted at 2018 Zero Waste Conference

Can the circular economy avert a climate and waste catastrophe? Not without the support of business and government. That’s why we think the keynote discussion Transformational Leadership on the Journey to the Circular Economy on Day One of the Zero Waste Conference will be one of the most talked-about sessions of this year’s event. 

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Winning the Pivot – How Circular Transformations Succeed

2018 Zero Waste Conference Promo from Metro Vancouver on Vimeo.   The shift to a circular economy is a reality for organizations of any size. But who has it easier? Big brands or small innovators? Both sides say the grass is greener. Continue reading

#ZWC 2015 – 2015 Conference Delivers Insights into a Future Without Waste

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Chris Diplock of Ponder Research addresses the audience during a panel on the sharing economy

Global Expertise Delivers Optimistic Plan for Zero Waste World

An enthusiastic audience of more than 500 delegates gathered at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre for Metro Vancouver’s 5th annual Zero Waste Conference held on Thursday, Oct 29th, 2015.  Presenters from around the globe delivered key insights into zero waste principles and the circular economy – offering a promising vision for the economy and environment.

For the first time, a satellite conference was hosted in Toronto, by the city of Toronto’s Long Term Waste Management Strategy, held in conjunction with the Metro Vancouver event. Delegates were able to participate via a two-way livestream of the events. Zero Waste Conference participants included ‘start-ups’, major corporations, and government. The presenters were equally diverse, ranging from big picture visionaries to leading edge entrepreneurs who are already embracing zero waste ambitions.

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#ZWC 2015 – Stefan Sjöstrand and IKEA Canada’s Planet & People Positive Vision

IKEA Canada President Stefan Sjöstrand

Innovation and efficiency have been at the heart of IKEA’s business model since the company was founded in 1943. Now they are taking a similar approach to zero waste challenges throughout their supply chain, energy self-sufficiency across their stores and helping their customers live a more sustainable life at home. This has made them a global leader in sustainable business. Stefan Sjöstrand, president of IKEA Canada, explains how their People & Planet Positive strategy is backed by concrete action, employee support, supplier partnerships, and customer buy-in. Ready to assemble your own action plan? Our closing keynote promises to deliver tools and ideas to get you inspired. No allen key required.

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