Circular Glasgow Network Launch Event

Tuesday 19th November

Registration for this event is now closed. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email Lisa at lisa.mcconnell@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com

Time and Location

Tuesday 19th November, 4pm – 7pm

IKEA Glasgow

99 Kings Inch Drive, Glasgow, G51 4FB

About this event

This November, we are launching the Circular Glasgow Network where businesses of any size and sector will be able to learn more about the circular economy, connect with other link-minded businesses and share and showcase circular best practice. Our first network event will give you the opportunity to hear about the next phase of work for Circular Glasgow, hear first-hand from a global business who is leading the way in the circular economy and, of course, network with other Glasgow organisations interested in our city’s circular journey.

For our first network event, we are delighted to be working in partnership with IKEA who are a world-leading example of the circular economy in action having set some ambitious commitments for becoming ‘people and plant positive’.  Learn more about their commitments here.

Who will be speaking?

As well as hearing from the Circular Glasgow team about our next phase of work, we will be welcoming 3 brilliant speakers to share their knowledge and expertise of the circular economy. Wayne Hubbard will be showcasing some of the top disruptive businesses helping to accelerate the circular economy in London before Greg and Aileen share more about IKEA’s ambition to become a ‘Circular and Climate Positive’ business. Find out more about our speakers below.

Wayne Hubbard, CEO, London Waste and Recycling Board

Wayne is the Chief Executive Officer of the London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB), where he oversees the strategic development as well as the day-to-day running of the organisation. He has been heavily involved in LWARB since its establishment and has overseen the widening of its focus from waste collection, processing and recycling to a broader focus on accelerating London’s transition to a low-carbon circular economy. He has substantial local government and waste industry experience: prior to LWARB, Wayne worked as Head of Waste Policy at the Greater London Authority and has also held roles at the London Borough of Haringey and East Sussex County Council. Wayne has over 20 years’ experience in the waste industry.

 

Greg Lucas, Circular & Climate Positive Leader, IKEA

Greg works to transform IKEA UK&IE into a circular and climate positive business, built around our customer’s needs and our People & Planet Positive commitments. IKEA aims to use only renewable and recycled materials by 2030, changing the way we design products and the services we offer customers to prolong product life and see products as resources for the future. He has over 12 years’ experience in sustainability and business development, particularly around developing circular approaches to business with a range of large organisations, SMEs, NGOs and policy makers. He has founded and managed 2 organisations.

 

Aileen McCreadie, Live LAGOM Programme Manager UK & IE, IKEA

Aileen is a behaviour change and engagement manager with 18 years’ experience in IKEA. She co-created and developed the highly successful IKEA Live LAGOM engagement programme for co-workers and customers supporting them to live a healthy and sustainable lives at home.

Working in partnership with University of Surrey, environmental behavioural change experts for 3 years, Live LAGOM is now in its second year of integration into IKEA’S commercial calendar and running business.

 

If you need to cancel your place at the event, please email Lisa at lisa.mcconnell@glasgowchamberofcommerce.com 

*Please note, this event was originally due to take place on Wednesday 30th October.

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