Our current economic models are geared towards linear consumption: Resources and disposal are cheap enough to make short product lifetimes and a throw-away culture the most profitable business model. Nonetheless, an ever growing number of businesses aim to redefine growth and success in sustainability terms. How far along is the transition, and what are the bottlenecks that prevent more rapid transformation?
Moderated by Etienne Kechichian (Senior Private Sector Specialist at World Bank Group), Michael Allegretti will join Anna Meegan (Head of Sustainability at Google), Dr. Michael Saltzberg (Global Business Director at Dupont Materials), and Jose Manuel Moller (CEO and Founder of Algramo) to discuss how private companies active in various sectors of the value chain can play a role in bringing about increased product circularity on a systemic and global level.
Center for Government and International Studies S010
CGIS South Building
March 6, 2020 at 10:00am EST
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.