About the event

The Circular Economy is still nascent in India and conversation tends to centre around waste management. Through this event, Infinitive aims to further the understanding of CE in India, and the opportunities and challenges it presents. The three key sessions include:

  • Expert Talks: to enable a deeper exploration of CE (beyond waste management) highlighting different CE initiatives and models along the entire value chain
  • Open Forum Discussion: to explore reverse logistics and product take-back mechanisms for a Circular Economy (particularly relevant to Extended Producer Responsibilty) - led by sharing of a pilot initiative by Interface and studies by EU-REI (European Union- Resource Efficiency Initiative), GIZ.
  • Mapping CE Initiatives and Challenges: across different aspects of the CE framework, sectors and stakeholders to get a better understanding of CE adoption in India. The CE initiatives mapped will be fed back into the global database hosted by Circular Economy Club

This event will be held in concurrence with the global Circular Economy Mapping Week coordinated by Circular Economy Club, a series of global, decentralized events, aimed at mapping Circular Economy initiatives from around the world, to be made available in a central open-access database.

Mapping of CE Initiatives – Aspects, sectors and stakeholders

Aspects Sectors Stakeholders
Design Cities Government / City Administration
Alternative Materials Consumer Products & Electronics Industry
New Business Models Fashion & Textiles Academia / Research Institutions / Think Tanks
Product Life Extension Food & Agriculture Finance / Investment
Waste as a Resource Manufacturing Start Ups
Others (including finance, tourism, healthcare etc.) NGOs / Changemakers

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  • 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM


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    2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

    Welcome and Context Setting

    Ms. Pavithra Mohanraj, Founder, Infinitive
  • 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

    Expert Talks: CE Models and Initiatives

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    Exploring Circular Economy at the Mahindra Group

    Mr. Naresh Patil, Deputy Chief Sustainability Officer, Mahindra Group
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    Product Life Extension: Tata Prolife

    Mr Abhay Pathak, Sustainability Head, Tata Motors
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    Circular Economy models in action @ Interface

    Ms. Karen Lee, Sustainability Lead – Asia, Interface
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    Circularizing the fashion industry

    Ms. Rachana Singh, Istituto Marangoni
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    Exploring new models of vehicle ownership for increased resource utilization

    Mr Nirmal N R, Head – West Region, Zoomcar
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    Hemp as an alternative material for the Circular economy

    Mr Sanvar Oberoi, Co-Founder, BoHeCo
  • 3:30 PM - 3:50 PM

    Networking Tea

  • 3:50 PM - 4:50 PM

    Open Discussion Forum: Exploring Product Take Back and Reuse

    Mr. Sharad Mathur, Managing Director, Interface Flor India
    Dr Rachna Arora, Deputy Team Lead, EU-REI Initiative, GIZ
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    4:50 PM - 5:50 PM

    Mapping of Circular Economy Initiatives

    Facilitated by:
    Ms. Anna Warrington, Director , Forum for the Future - India
    Ms. Pavithra Mohanraj, Infinitive
    Mr. Pranav Khanna, Infinitive
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    5:50 PM - 6:00 PM

    Summary and Wrap Up

    Mr. Pranav Khanna, Strategic Advisor, Infinitive

Our Speakers

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Abhay Pathak

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Anna Warrington

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Karen Lee

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Naresh Patil

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Nirmal NR

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Rachana Singh

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Sanvar Oberoi


Istituto Marangoni Mumbai

Ceejay House, F Block, Shivsagar Estate
Dr. Annie Besant Road Worli, Mumbai, 400018


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