SustyTalk: BSI’s Martin Townsend on what a successful circular economy looks like

To kickstart edie’s Circular Economy Week, BSI's global head of sustainability and the circular economy, Martin Townsend, joins us on SustyTalk, to discuss closed-loop standards, green policy and whether society has reached "peak stuff".

With edie readers largely working remotely, this ongoing series of video interviews keeps you connected to the inspirational business leaders who are continuing to drive sustainability and champion climate action from their own homes.

#SustyTalk is all about keeping edie’s loyal readers connected to sustainable business leaders across the world, whilst reminding us all that sustainability and climate action must go on through the current Covid-19 pandemic and beyond.

The series continues during edie’s Circular Economy Week of content (click here for more details), with BSI’s global head of sustainability and the circular economy, Martin Townsend, the first to join us for a series of discussions on closed-loop business models.

During the discussion, Townsend outlines his hopes in enabling businesses to transparently showcase their approach to circularity through standards and frameworks. As a former Policy Advisor for Defra, Townsend also outlines the role that policy can play in shaping the circular economy.

Click here to see our catalogue of #SustyTalk video interviews.

Want to be featured on a future episode of #SustyTalk? Email [email protected]. Please bear in mind that our interview calendar is typically booked several weeks in advance. 

The Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions

Hosted during edie’s special Circular Economy Week of digital content and events, the Circular Economy Inspiration Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to capturing the business opportunity of a resource-efficient, zero-waste economy.

How do zero-waste commitments interrelate with climate-related goals? What must happen at a policy level to accelerate the circular economy transition? How can closed-loop systems and products be scaled up at pace? Ultimately, what will it take for businesses to accelerate the circular economy?

This online event, sponsored by EY and Reconomy, effectively combines three edie webinars into a single afternoon, with each webinar session taking a particular focus and format. The first session (one hour) will be a Q&A-style circularity debate; the second session (one hour) will be a series of quick-fire zero-waste case studies; and the third session (45 minutes) will take a ‘masterclass’ format.

Registrants for this online event will get access to all three sessions


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