Leading with Circular Economy Concepts, Business Cases and Tools

Fahmida Bangert Presenter
Director, Sustainability and Business Services (former AASHE chair)
Stanford University
Sun, 10/27: 1:00 PM  - 4:30 PM 
Half-Day Workshop 
PM Pre-Conference Workshop 
Room: 205 - Energy 
A circular economy is an economic system aimed at minimizing waste and making the most of resources. This regenerative approach (in contrast to the traditional linear economy, which has a 'take, make, dispose' model) of production is a value system that can fuel effective business cases for campus projects and programs that satisfy the triple bottom line of sustainability as well. This workshop will focus on the key leadership skills for sustainability administrators and directors who need to make effective cases for circular economy programs (like zero waste), deliver successful metrics and have a thriving campus program on sustainability that is deemed essential and value added by all. Topics will include:
  1. Process mapping for circular economy concepts and triple bottom line;
  2. Business case development;
  3. Metrics development for useful KPIs;
  4. Zero waste planning and green procurement;
  5. Project and program management tools;
  6. Managing teams for results; and
  7. How to connect to AASHE STARS.

Audience Empowerment

This workshop will equip attendees with the information, understanding, tools and vocabulary for these essential skills to evolve effectively as sustainability officers. This is a new workshop that has not been offered in other forums before. The presenter will be developing new content specifically for the AASHE audience.

Primary Topic Area

Coordination & Planning

Secondary Topic Areas


Session Level

Intermediate Level

Intended Audience

Businesses and Community
Sustainability Staff