Investor Day 2019

The circular economy
Changing the patterns of production and consumption.

With the growing debate on how we decouple economic activity from unsustainable patterns of resource consumption, our 22nd annual Investor Day explored the role of investors, companies and policymakers in promoting a more circular economy.

Rathbone Greenbank Review Investor Day 2019

At our event this year, on the theme of the ‘circular economy’, our expert speakers offered their insight into the scale of the problem represented by the current ‘take, make, dispose’ economic model…
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Investor Day 2019 - Sophie Mather

Sophie Mather, material futurist, biov8tion Ltd, reflects on the challenges facing the clothing industry, and how circular economy principles can deliver benefits for society, the economy and planet.

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Investor Day 2019 - Julie Hill

Julie Hill, chair of WRAP, answers a series of questions on the circular economy. Julie explains the need for us to transfer away from a linear economy, and live within ‘environmental limits’.

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Investor Day 2019 - Alex Manisty

Alex Manisty, group head of strategy, DS Smith, explains how rethinking packaging design can contribute to more sustainable patterns of resource consumption. 

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Closing the lid on global packaging waste

Packaging serves a range of purposes. When designed well, it protects goods across increasingly long supply chains and can extend the life of food and beverage products, helping to minimise wastage, while also offering protection against contamination.

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What is a circular economy?

The traditional 'take-make-dispose' economic model of production and consumption is inherently problematic. It is heavily dependent on the use of finite resources to satisfy increasing demand for products, leading to production methods and consumer habits that exacerbate problems of resource waste and environmental pollution.

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