The business models that got us here will not take us there. Gone are the days when value creation was measured only on growing shareholder value. Now, every business needs to care for profit, people and the planet in a balanced way. But bridging the gap from the past to a more sustainable future takes transformative thinking and business model innovation – and sometimes even industry reinvention.

Join us for an executive leaders’ event that will inspire you on how to accelerate your journey towards sustainable and circular business models – and learn from trailblazing companies Novo Nordisk and Vattenfall that will share their hands-on experiences.

Background and agenda

While decarbonisation and accelerating towards net zero is a given, the benefits of transitioning to circular business models are coming of age. Growing resource scarcity, wasteful use of materials and massive supply chain challenges are pushing businesses to redesign traditional linear models that involve taking, making and disposing of valuable resources. Increasing customer demand and willingness to pay, along with substantial reputational benefits and the potential for building a long-term competitive advantage, are pulling front-runners towards rethinking their business models.

But how do you unleash the full commercial potential of circularity and sustainability? How do you transform your business for the future? How do you reinvent your industry for good?

We will provide food for thought, time for reflection and room for networking with like-minded business leaders. The agenda will include a mix of inspiring presentations, hands-on best practices and learnings from some of the leading companies on the circularity and sustainability agenda.

Novo Nordisk
Becoming a fully circular business

Novo Nordisk will share its story of and hands-on learnings from launching a trailblazing sustainability strategy aiming to become a fully circular business striving for zero environmental impact. The strategy is characterised by a strong focus on embedding circularity in all stages of the value chain and with a truly groundbreaking global take-back programme to solve waste challenges across the pharma industry.

Speakers: Dorethe Nielsen, Vice President, Corporate Environmental Strategy, and Niels Otterstrøm Jensen, Head of ReMed Programme, Novo Nordisk

Partnering to transition to fossil freedom

Vattenfall will present its unique approach to paving the way for fossil freedom based extensively on building ecosystems and forming partnerships that support decarbonisation targets and consider circular resource use across all stages of the value chain. Moreover, Vattenfall turns its strong sustainability position into a competitive advantage when competing for tenders to win customers.

Speaker: Helle Hommelgaard Herk-Hansen, Vice President Environment, Vattenfall

Implement Consulting Group
Five pathways to unleashing the commercial potential of circularity

Implement will share learnings and insights from working with business model innovation, circular design principles and ecosystem thinking across industries, focusing on unfolding five pathways to transition towards more circular and competitive business models.

Speakers: Caroline Anker-Ladefoged, Partner, and Morten Hejlesen, Senior Partner, Implement Consulting Group

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Sustainability Reimagined

This event is part of a series of events about the topic 'Sustainability reimagined'. 

Read more about the topic here