19 June 2013: London, UK
The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship will hold its first public evening of talks and panel discussions around the circular economy at the Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. The Public Lecture provides a forum for leading thinkers to discuss the challenges and opportunities for businesses making the transition to a circular economy. Read more…
The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship is a collaboration between the UK-based Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the Schmidt Family Foundation, a US charity created by Google Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt. Its aim is to foster innovation in the circular economy for design, engineering and business students.
The lecture will be given by Eric Schmidt and this will be followed by a panel discussion on the proposition that an economy which works long term will need very different modes of production, consumption and use to those of today to maintain and improve living standards. The panel will be chaired by Dominic Waughray of the World Economic Forum. Panellists include Professor Walter Stahel of the Product Life Institute and Jeremy Oppenheim from McKinsey & Co.