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BCSDA to Champion Circular Economy Innovations for Australian Businesses at World Circular Economy Forum 2024

SYDNEY, 15 April 2024 – The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia (BCSDA) is thrilled to announce it will participate in the World Circular Economy Forum 2024 (WCEF 2024) in Brussels from 15-18 April.

 

As part of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) delegation, BCSDA will join forces with global leaders to explore cutting-edge solutions and actionable insights for advancing circular economy practices worldwide.

 

Unlocking Circular Economy Insights for Australian Businesses

WCEF 2024, in partnership with the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2024 (ECESC) and under the aegis of the Belgian EU presidency, promises an enriching program focused on "Turning Circular Visions into Actions."

 

The forum will feature a mix of plenaries, parallel sessions, workshops, and accelerator sessions aimed at fostering discussions around governance, finance, innovation, and the key enablers of circular solutions.

 

“For Australian businesses, the forum represents a unique opportunity to glean insights from the forefront of global circular economy practices. Participation in WCEF 2024 allows BCSDA to bring back valuable knowledge and connections that can help local companies navigate the transition towards more sustainable and circular business models,” said BCSDA CEO Andrew Petersen.

 

BCSDA is set to participate its engagement in sustainable business practices at the World Circular Economy Forum 2024, emphasising key sessions such as 'Measuring circularity across the electronics value chain' co-organised with the Circular Electronics Partnership on April 15. In addition, BCSDA will participate in the Built Environment Series on April 17, focusing on circular economy principles in the built environment sector. This event is being co-presented by WBCSD with ARUP, the Circular Economy Foundation, the Ellen Macarthur Foundation and the World Green Building Council.

 

Both events offer Australian businesses a platform to engage with global sustainability initiatives and adopt innovative circular economy solutions. 


“Input and interests from Australian stakeholders will help shape a focus at the forum, ensuring we capture the most relevant and impactful insights for our local context,” said Petersen.

 

You can keep informed about the latest updates, insights, and opportunities to participate in post-event activities via www.bcsda.org.au.

 

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Why WCEF 2024 Matters to Australian Businesses

  • Global to Local Solutions: With sessions covering bioeconomy, infrastructure, manufactured goods, and consumables, Australian businesses can learn from scalable examples of circular economy in action across different sectors.

  • Innovative Policy and Stakeholder Engagement: Dedicated tracks showcasing Europe’s progress offer lessons on effective circular economy policies and stakeholder engagement strategies that can be adapted to the Australian context.

  • Networking and Collaborations: The forum provides an exceptional platform for Australian businesses to connect with global leaders, innovators, and policymakers, opening doors to international collaborations and partnerships.

 

BCSDA’s Role and Commitment

As part of its mission to support sustainable development and circular economy practices within Australia, BCSDA is committed to leveraging the insights and networks from WCEF 2024 to benefit our members and the broader Australian business community. We aim to:

  • Share key takeaways and best practices through post-event reports and webinars.

  • Foster dialogue and collaboration among Australian businesses to accelerate the adoption of circular economy principles.

  • Advocate for policies and initiatives that support circular economy transitions within Australia.


Join Us in Shaping a Sustainable Future

BCSDA invites Australian businesses and stakeholders to engage with us during WCEF 2024 by posing questions to Andrew Petersen via his daily posts on LinkedIn.

 

About BCSD Australia 

The Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia is a non-profit organization dedicated to operationalising sustainable development practices among Australian businesses.  BCSD Australia was established in Australia in 1991 and works with over 70 leading global businesses and other organisations to drive systemic transformation in key sectors, advocating for sustainable leadership and rewarding action through education, partnerships, and policy influence.

 

In 2014 the organization was appointed Australia’s Network Partner for World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD).

 

BCSD Australia’s members believe that by integrating social and environmental impacts with financial results, business lowers its risk profile, makes better decisions and creates the solutions needed to meet the Sustainable Development Goals.

 

BCSD Australia’s members include leading Australian businesses, from all sectors, who share a commitment to economic, environmental and social development. It represents member companies, public sector enterprises and institutions, BINGOs and community organisations, which in turn represent 120,000 + Australian employees. www.bcsda.org.au.

 

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About WBCSD

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We help make our member companies more successful and sustainable by focusing on the maximum positive impact for shareholders, the environment and societies.

 

Our member companies come from all business sectors and all major economies, representing a combined revenue of more than $8.5 trillion and 19 million employees. Our global network of almost 70 national business councils gives our members unparalleled reach across the globe. WBCSD is uniquely positioned to work with member companies along and across value chains to deliver impactful business solutions to the most challenging sustainability issues.

 

Together, we are the leading voice of business for sustainability: united by our vision of a world where more than 9 billion people are all living well and within the boundaries of our planet, by 2050. http://www.wbcsd.org (http://www.wbcsd.org)

 

For further information contact: Andrew Petersen, CEO, Business Council for Sustainable Development Australia, +61 412 545 994

 

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