ENABLING CIRCULARITY IN THE
AMERICAN ECONOMY
Challenges & Opportunities

Brendon Steele
October 24, 2013
Sharing Economy = f (Density,
Technology)
"I  honestly  believe  there  will  be  a  structural  
compe66ve  advantage  for  the  US  with  their  shale  gas.  
But...
Campaigns
Causes of Rising Activism	

LACK OF US FEDERAL CLIMATE POLICY

	


Coal:	

Lawsuits	


2010+

Brune & Bloomberg	


Oil San...
Internalize Externalities
What we do
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
that builds bridges between corporations and activists

Four major issues areas:

Energy...
Internalize Externalities
Internalize
Externalities
Causes of Rising Activism	

LACK OF US FEDERAL CLIMATE POLICY

	


Coal:	

Lawsuits	


2010+

Brune & Bloomberg	


Oil San...
Dysfunction in DC
Carbon
Price
Policies
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
Ellen MacArthur Foundation   Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013
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Ellen MacArthur Foundation Amsterdam presentation - 24 oct 2013

  1. 1. ENABLING CIRCULARITY IN THE AMERICAN ECONOMY Challenges & Opportunities Brendon Steele October 24, 2013
  2. 2. Sharing Economy = f (Density, Technology)
  3. 3. "I  honestly  believe  there  will  be  a  structural   compe66ve  advantage  for  the  US  with  their  shale  gas.   But  the  circular  economy  is  something  that  could  be  a   big  advantage  here.  We  have  to  find  ways  to  stay   compe66ve,  and,  if  we  can't  find  it  through  energy,   the  circular  economy  is  one  way  to  go." -­‐  Stef  Kranendijk,  Desso
  4. 4. Campaigns
  5. 5. Causes of Rising Activism LACK OF US FEDERAL CLIMATE POLICY Coal: Lawsuits 2010+ Brune & Bloomberg Oil Sands: Disruption Nat Gas/Fracking: Regulate + Disrupt 2011+ 2012+ Bill McKibben Mark Ruffalo Petroleum: Beyond Oil 2014+
  6. 6. Internalize Externalities
  7. 7. What we do STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT that builds bridges between corporations and activists Four major issues areas: Energy & Climate Materials Stewardship Water & Agriculture Technology & Empowerment
  8. 8. Internalize Externalities
  9. 9. Internalize Externalities
  10. 10. Causes of Rising Activism LACK OF US FEDERAL CLIMATE POLICY Coal: Lawsuits 2010+ Brune & Bloomberg Oil Sands: Disruption Nat Gas/Fracking: Regulate + Disrupt 2011+ 2012+ Bill McKibben Mark Ruffalo Petroleum: Beyond Oil 2014+
  11. 11. Dysfunction in DC
  12. 12. Carbon Price Policies

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