Circular Economies Forum

Catalyzed by images of sea life entangled in plastic nets, and warnings that if something was not done our oceans would have more plastic than fish by 2050, the awareness around waste has driven calls for governments, business leaders, and consumers to “do something”.

In China, where the government has acted quickly to do what they can through a series of regulations focused on residential waste management, the importation of waste materials, and signaling that e-commerce platforms like and Taobao are next.

At the same time leading brands, entrepreneurs, and innovators, have been working hard to identify opportunities to develop and deploy their own solutions, be it through the capture and upcycling of waste materials, developing new products, or shifting their business models away from wasteful practices.

There is a lot happening!

To help participants better understand the opportunities to bring new products and processes that close the loops on waste, we have invited an exciting panel of executives and entrepreneurs who will speak to their work to develop new products, shift their business models, and engage customers.

Date , Time, and Location

  • Wednesday June 24, 2021
  • 19:00-21:00


  • Professor Zhu Datian, Tongji University Circular Economy Research Institute
  • Anders Lennartsson, Country Sustainability Manager, IKEA China
  • William Yao, ​General Manager, Alufun Advanced Materials Technology
  • Jeff Delkin & Rachel Speth, Bambu


  • Student: 50 RMB
  • Pre-signup: 75 RMB
  • At door: 100 RMB

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About Collective Responsibility

Based in Shanghai, Collective Responsibility is a strategic advisory firm founded by Richard Brubaker, one of Asia’s most recognized authorities on sustainability, innovation and responsible leadership.

Founded with the fundamental belief that that a sustainable world can only be achieved through awareness of issues, finding tangibility in business cases, and development of cross-sector collaboration, Collective Responsibility acts as a knowledge base, catalyst and facilitator between stakeholders.

We at Collective view sustainability as a holistic process of action and a change in vision among corporations, from the new entrant workers to the founders and visionaries of the company. Change for a more efficient and productive planet starts with the private sector, and we’re here to help our clients move towards that future through consulting, research, training, and engaging their stakeholders.