The European Commission is enabling the shift to the circular economy and making sustainable products the norm with a new package of European Green Deal proposals, as part of the Circular Economy Action Plan.
The proposal for a Regulation on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products (ESPR) addresses product design by setting new requirements to make almost all products on the EU market more circular, energy efficient, and reduce their environmental and climate footprint.
The webinar “What are its potential implications for product development and corporate strategy?” will take place on 16 May 2022 from 14.30 to 15.30 CET.
What you can expect:
In this webinar we will explore the potential implications for product development and corporate strategy as a result of this proposed regulation.
The webinar will begin with an introduction to the policy area and it’s expected development trajectory presented by Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, Senior Policy Officer for Circular Economy and Product Policy at European Environmental Bureau. Following which, there will be a moderated panel discussion on the potential implications of the proposed regulation according to the following questions:
- How do you think this policy could impact company strategy and business models?
- How do you think this policy could impact the way products are being developed?
- How do you think companies should prepare?
The panel will feature the following speakers:
- Thijs Maartens, Sustainability and Circular Economy Lead at Philips
- Mette Bak-Andersen, Designer, Researcher and Sustainability Advisor. Author of the book Reintroducing Materials for Sustainable Design
- Jean-Pierre Schweitzer, Senior Policy Officer for Circular Economy and Product Policy at European Environmental Bureau
- Moderator: Michelle Gordon, Nordic Sustainability
How to join
The webinar will be conducted via Zoom. The link will be sent out to participants prior to the event.
Please note that the webinar will be recorded.