Webinars and News

A series of free-of-charge webinars will be offered in September 2021. Our Australian and Brazilian speakers are experts across different areas of the circular economy. Participating organisations include government agencies, corporations, SMEs, technological startups, and research centres actively involved in promoting the circular economy.  


Our webinars will feature:

  • Opportunities and challenges in advancing the circular economy
  • Current state of organizational capabilities in supporting the circular economy
  • Increase awareness and collaboration among stakeholders across sectors
  • Strategies, practice, and technologies to capture opportunities and overcome barriers
  • Enablers of innovations inside and outside the organization
  • Scale up new technologies and business models for recycling, reuse, and regeneration of resources
  • Engage supply chain partners upstream and downstream in capability development

You are kindly invited to attend and participate in discussions during our webinars. The theme of each webinar is indicated below.


Webinar 1 - Circular Economy Ecosystem

Panel Moderator: Prof. Gustavo Robichez, Distance Learning Central Coordinator/ ECOA PUC-Rio Founder [Linkedin]


Keynote Speaker:

  • Nicole Garofano, Head of Circular Economy Development, Planet Ark. [Linkedin]
  • Kar Mei Tang, Chief Economist, NSW Circular. [Linkedin]
  • Alexandre Citvaras, New Business & ESG Director, Orizon [Linkedin]

Brasilia time: Wednesday 1 September 2021, 7:30 pm – 1h Duration
Sydney time: Thursday 2 September 2021, 8:30 am – 1h Duration 


Webinar 2 - Best Practices in Circular Procurement / ESG

Panel Moderator: Armando Cavanha, O&G Consultant, Mentor of Innovation Programs at PUC-Rio, Former President of Petronect (Procurement society with the participation of Petrobras, SAP and Accenture). [Linkedin]


Keynote Speakers:

  • Daniel Carocha, Board Member – Head of ESG & Digital Innovation, PANGEIA.ECO / Board of ESG Revolution / Chairman – Tech & Trends Cmtee at Norwegian-Brazilian Chamber of Commerce (NBCC). [Linkedin]
  • Sarah King, Senior Research Consultant, CSIRO. [Linkedin]

Brasilia time: Wednesday 8 September 2021, 7:30 pm – 1h Duration

Sydney time: Thursday 9 September 2021, 8:30 am – 1h Duration 

Link: https://ecoa.puc-rio.br/circular-economy-innovation-forum-webinar-2-best-practices-in-circular-procurement-esg

Webinar 3 - Innovation in Circular Plastics

Panel Moderator: Tatiana Araujo, Consultant in ESG, SDG, Circular Economy and GRI Standards. Member of advisory board of GRI Brazil and Netherlands.[Linkedin]

Keynote Speakers:
  • Murray Hyde, COO, The Plastics Circle. [Linkedin]
  • Warwick Armstrong, Business Development Manager, Plantic Technologies Ltd. [Linkedin]
  • Paulo Villas, Senior Technical, Packaging, Engineering, R&D and Supply Operations Director. [Linkedin]

Brasilia time: Wednesday 15 September 2021, 7:30 pm – 1h Duration
Sydney time: Thursday 16 September 2021, 8:30 am – 1h Duration

Webinar 4 - Innovation in Product Packaging

Panel Moderator: Tania Sassioto, Head of Projects & Partnerships, eureciclo. [Linkedin]


Keynote Speakers:

  • Rose Read, Director, Product Stewardship Centre of Excellence [Linkedin]  
  • Richard Smith, Director Sustainability – Asia Pacific, AMCOR [Linkedin]

Brasilia time: Wednesday 22 September 2021, 7:30 pm – 1h Duration
Sydney time: Thursday 23 September 2021, 8:30 am – 1h Duration 

Link: https://ecoa.puc-rio.br/circular-economy-innovation-forum-webinar-4-innovation-in-product-packaging

Webinar 5 - Innovation in Food Waste Management

Panel Moderator: Shirley Coutinho – Agência PUC-Rio de Inovação [Linkedin]


Keynote Speakers:

  • Julia Ries – TerraForm Kitchen. [Linkedin]
  • Professor Fariba Dehghani, Diretor, Centre for Advanced Food Enginomics, University of Sydney. [Linkedin]
  • Dr. Pablo Juliano, Group Leader of Food Proccessing and Supply Chains, CSIRO. [Linkedin]

Brasilia time: Wednesday 29 September 2021, 7:30 pm – 1h Duration
Sydney time: Thursday 30 September 2021, 8:30 am – 1h Duration 

Link: https://ecoa.puc-rio.br/circular-economy-innovation-forum-webinar-5-innovation-in-food-waste-management

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