INVESTMED Seminar: How can your business integrate circular economy principles?
The fourth seminar in the 12-month INVESTMED training programme will take place on Tuesday 25th January, at 10:00 CET. The seminar will focus on how new businesses can integrate principles of circular economy, and will feature an expert panel from the fashion, building and agro-food sectors.
Transitioning to a green economy is a key concern for countries and regions across the world. One of the challenges in achieving this transition is the move from linear production processes towards closed cycle production and consumption behaviour. This implies a major disruption to the way businerss models have traditionally been envisaged, but also represents an opportunity to add value to products, use resources more efficiently in production, and reduce negative environmental impacts of businesses' operations.
Speakers Giorgio Mosangini from the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Mauro Manca from Evergreen, and Victor Falguera from AKIS International will discuss how to integrate the principles of circular economy into business plans, based on their own experiences and track records of building businesses in different sectors in the Mediterranean region.
10:00 – 10:05 Welcome and Moderation - Cynthia Echave, Euro-Mediterranean Economists Association
10:05 – 10:30 Circular economy in the clothing and fashion sector - Giorgio Mosangini, Team Leader, SwitchMed Green Entrepreneurship & Civil Society at the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production
10:30 – 10:55 Circular economy in the building sector - Mauro Manca, Energreen
10:55 – 11:20 Agro-food sector and bioeconomy in the Mediterranean - Víctor Falguera, AKIS International
11:20 – 11:45 Round of comments with panellists
11:45 – 11:55 AudienceQ&A
11:55 – 12:00 Conclusions
The INVESTMED webinars form part of the project's Sustainable Business Management Programme, which is open to current and prospective entrepreneurs from Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon working in the green economy, blue economy, and cultural and creative sectors. The seminars aim to complement the training content by bringing together experts in these fields from around the Euro-Mediterranean region.
The INVESTMED project is co-funded by the European Union under the ENI CBC Mediterranean Sea Basin Programme 2014-2020. INVESTMED will have an impact on MSMEs, start-ups and recently established enterprises where staff will be trained and coached to become more sustainable and competitive and financially supported via an open competition. INVESTMED has a duration of 30 months, with a total budget of 3.8 Million euro, of which 3.4 Million euro are funded by the European Union (90%).