Looking beyond the current take-make-waste extractive industrial model, a circular economy aims to redefine growth, focusing on positive society-wide benefits. Closing the circularity gap serves the higher objective of preventing further and accelerated environmental degradation and social inequality. As a multi-stakeholder model, a circular economy has the ability to unite a global community behind an action agenda. Its systemic approach boosts capacity and capability to serve societal needs, by embracing and endorsing the best humankind has to offer: the power of entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement. Join Rubicon’s David Rachelson as part of an in-depth panel discussion at the World Climate Summit 2019 on “Closing the Circularity Gap.”
Session Hall ‘Bristol’
Madrid Marriott Auditorium
Sunday, December 8, 2019
11:30am – 12:30pm (GMT+1)
Rubicon is a technology company that powers a digital marketplace, provides a suite of SaaS products for waste, recycling, and smart city solutions, and collects and analyzes data for businesses and governments worldwide. Using technology to drive environmental innovation, the company helps turn businesses into more sustainable enterprises, and neighborhoods into greener and smarter places to live and work. Rubicon’s mission is to end waste, in all of its forms, by helping its partners find economic value in their waste streams and confidently execute on their sustainability goals. The company is a Certified B Corporation, affirming that Rubicon meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance. Through its technology, Rubicon is transforming the entire category of waste and recycling. With more than 2.6 million service locations worldwide, Rubicon is headquartered in Atlanta, GA, and has core teams in New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; St. Louis, MO; and Tinton Falls, NJ. Rubicon was named a Great Place to Work® in 2018 and 2019, and was recognized as one of Glassdoor’s “Top Ten Companies with Seriously Impressive Benefits” in 2018.