How to generate value with Circularity?

The open webmeeting held on October 17th, 2019 about sustainable business models and “how to generate value with circularity” adressed key questions with our corporates and impact investors guests Robert Bosch GmbH, Mirova and Alter Equity,

Have circular business models been demonstrated yet?

How and why have they decided to make a shift and invest in circularity?

How Circular Economy change their way of working?

What are the drivers of the Circular Economy?

Key Speakers
Peter Lukassen
Circular Economy Manager

Dr. Peter Lukassen joined Bosch in 2008. After positions in Controlling, Manufacturing and Logistics, he become Circular Economy Manager for the Automotive Aftermarket Division of Bosch in 2019. In his role, Peter accounts for the cross-business field Circular Economy aftermarket strategy and represents Bosch in several industry workings groups.

Peter Lukassen
Circular Economy Manager
Francesca Suarez
Sustainability Analyst

Francesca Suarez began her career as a financial analyst in a cosmetics company before moving into sustainable finance. Since joining Mirova in 2012, Francesca published several articles tackling different environmental and social issues on the consumer industry. She is currently the sustainability analyst covering the consumer industries (Food & Beverage, Textile & Footwear, etc.).

Francesca Suarez
Sustainability Analyst
Gilles Geoffroy
Investment Director and Partner

Gilles Geoffroy spent almost 5 years as an Executive VP at St Michel, a mid-cap food company. He held administrative functions (finance, M&A, CSR, HR, purchasing, IT, legal and HSE) and served on the Supervisory Board.‍ Before that, he was a strategy/organisation consultant; first at Masaï, a consulting firm specialised in purchasing, then at Auriverde, a consulting firm which he cofounded, aimed at placing sustainability at the core of corporate strategy.

Gilles Geoffroy
Investment Director and Partner

Funding opportunities for European SMEs

C-VoUCHER will support 66 SMEs in their transition from linear value chains (cradle to waste) towards circular models (cradle to cradle®). The project’s support to the European SMEs with a total value of €4.2 million will offer €1.4 million direct vouchers to companies (to be spent on technology implementation) and €2.8 million in additional services.

In 2 open calls, European SMEs can apply this year for 15k EUR funding for the development of a Business Case & Roadmap towards Circularity or for 60k EUR funding for technology implementation.

Some sustainable business models

The 'World's Most Sustainable' Phone

The phone is built in a modular way, making it easy to repair and replace components, thereby extending the phone's lifespan.

Product as a service for products life extension

It is an innovative approach designed to shift from traditional mileage-based maintenance to condition-based predictive maintenance.

Platform economy to tackle food waste

Too Good To Go offers a circular solution to save fresh meals and to reduce lost or wated food along the chain from farm to table.

Circular Economy and Sustainable business model

BLUMORPHO is partner of C-Voucher. C-Voucher project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, under grant agreement No. 777773.

Circular Economy and Sustainable business model