Global business and sustainability leaders come together to discuss how innovation and collaboration are helping to address the world’s most urgent problems – from ocean pollution to food insecurity. Listen to industry-leading experts identify opportunities and describe real-world commitments that are good for business and better for the world around us.
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Finance plays a crucial role to catalyze environmental actions
Michiel De Smet, Finance Programme Lead at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and Amcor’s David Clark discuss the lack of awareness of finance’s role in the circular economy, and how bankers and investors are driving a rapid uptake of circular models. The question is no longer if climate change matters to the financial sector, but how it will address it.
Behavior and infrastructure; you can’t change one without the other in waste management
Joi Danielson, Co-Founder of Vital Ocean and Partner at SYSTEMIQ, is on the frontline of waste management. In this episode, Amcor’s David Clark talks with Joi on working with governments to address the structural constraints to waste management systems, her free book ‘Leave No Trace’, and the five challenges to overcome to create real change.
Recycling and design for recycling is right at the forefront of what we do
John Caturano, Senior Sustainability Manager, Packaging and Programs at Nestle Waters NA, discusses ‘designing for recycling’ with Amcor’s David Clark. Discover how well-designed packaging fits into the wider recycling infrastructure. Here’s the article mentioned in the episode: https://www.tribpub.com/gdpr/courant.com/
Fairtrade works because it’s trade, not aid
Two billion people rely on agriculture for their livelihoods, with some cocoa farmers living on fewer than 70 cents a day. Amcor’s David Clark and Fairtrade UK’s Catherine David talk about how the Fairtrade Foundation builds more sustainable supply chains that are economically secure, fairly paid, and more dignified for people in them. They also talk about how products are certified by Fairtrade and how packaging plays a role.
Bans remove the opportunity for people to make informed choices.
Adrienna Zsakay, CEO at Circular Economy Asia, talks with Amcor’s David Clark about how the Asian Plastics and Packaging Agreement (APPA) is working to achieve a more circular plastics and packaging system in the region. One ways is by encouraging consumers to make more informed choices about recycling. Tune in to hear Adrienna and David discuss this and more.
Look at every home as a consumer-to-business opportunity
Monetizing plastic waste is not only good for the environment but it also helps to facilitate social change. In this episode of Big Ideas, Amcor’s David Clark speaks to David Katz, Founder, and CEO of Plastic Bank about how he is providing a way for people to escape poverty through plastic.