Inquiry: From commitment to action
When companies commit to a circular economy, it goes beyond their own boundaries as an organization. This process requires energy, investment, thinking out of the box and a collaborative mindset into your supply chain and industry wise to really make meaningful change.
This session brings three experienced intrapreneurs who are invested in this trajectory and have provocations, invitations and reflections for us based on their practical experience.
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Amy has worked for clothing designer EILEEN FISHER for over 27 years, where she launched their iconic Social Consciousness program, positioning the company at the leading edge of human, environmental and economic sustainability. Considered a pioneer in the field of ethical apparel, Amy led the company toward greater alignment with its Benefit / B Corporation status and quadruple bottom line framework. She also played an instrumental role in shepherding the company’s ambitious Vision2020 goals. Amy currently splits her time between EILEEN FISHER and her sustainability consultancy, Impactorum LLC. Amy also serves on the editorial committee of the “Decade of Courage” podcast and as a sustainability advisor to fashion start-up, SlowCo.
Dr. Luca Achilli is Global Project Director, R&D at Interface Inc. a global commercial flooring company with an integrated collection of carpet tiles and resilient flooring, including luxury vinyl tile (LVT) and nora® rubber flooring. Luca is a Materials Scientist, his PhD and post doctoral research were focused on functionalising bio polymers/plastics. Luca has been with Interface Inc. all of his professional career, one of his main task is to promote the transition of all virgin petrochemical materials in Interface’s supply chain to recycled, bio or CO2 derived ones. Great advancements in transitioning away from virgin petrochemical materials have been achieved (e.g. carbon negative CQuest floorings) but more can, should and will be done…