Recording #w4sWEBINAR | GREEN SWANS: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism

Recording #w4sWEBINAR | GREEN SWANS: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism

Speakers: ​John Elkington founder & Louise Kjellerup Roper CEO of Volans
Moderator: Eli Ingraham, COO TIE Global Artisans
September 15th, 2020

About the topic

Join John Elkington and Louise Kjellerup Roper of Volans as they discuss “regenerative capitalism” as a better model for the 21st century. Dubbed the “Godfather of Sustainability” and the founder of four social-purpose businesses, John’s latest book Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism explores systems change solutions that can  exponentially regenerate and preserve people, planet, and profit. John’s colleague, Volans CEO Louise Kjellerup Roper, has always worked at the bleeding edge of innovation and entrepreneurship, successfully launching, running and advising high impact cradle-to-cradle and circular economy brands across Europe, now running Volans to be the foremost advisors for ambitious leaders to step into the future and drive value for people and the planet.  Together, Louise and John aim to expand our thinking from responsibility through resilience and toward regeneration.

About the speakers

John Elkington, Co-Founder & Chief Pollinator at Volans, is one of the founders of the global sustainability movement, an experienced advisor to business, and a highly regarded keynote speaker and contributor, from conferences to advisory boards. In 2008, The Evening Standard named John among the ‘1000 Most Influential People’ in London, describing him as “a true green business guru”, and as “an evangelist for corporate social and environmental responsibility long before it was fashionable”. In 2009, a CSR International survey of the Top 100 CSR leaders placed John fourth: after Al Gore, Barack Obama and the late Anita Roddick of the Body Shop, and alongside Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank. John has addressed over 1,000 conferences around the world. He was a faculty member of the World Economic Forum from 2002-2008. He has served on over 70 boards and advisory boards. John has won numerous awards and is the author or co-author of 19 books. The 20th book was published in April: Green Swans: The Coming Boom in Regenerative Capitalism (Fast Company Press). 

Louise Kjellerup Roper is the CEO of Volans, an experienced leader and passionate advocate for business as instrumental in driving positive change. Louise has always worked at the bleeding edge of innovation. She started her career in the tech industry with leaders such as Cisco, Logitech, IBM and Check Point Software Technologies. Since then she has been successfully launching, running and advising cradle-to-cradle and circular economy brands across Europe. Louise was European Managing Director at gDiapers, the first cradle-to-cradle certified FMCG product, amongst other ground-breaking initiatives. Louise has represented gDiapers and ENSO Tyres as ‘Emerging Innovator’ members of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s CE100 network, working on accelerating the circular economy with other innovators including Nike, HP, H&M, Veolia, WRAP.  Louise lectures at Cranfield University’s Centre for Design, Innovation and Sustainability and at Exeter Business School, where she is on the Industrial Advisory Board. She is also on the Advisory board of the Global CO2 Initiative, run by the University of Michigan and the Carbon to Value Fund. Louise is Danish, lives in London and has a degree from Oxford University in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. When she is not passionately advocating for business as a powerful force for good, she can be found throwing a ball for Volans’ Chief Happiness Officer, Flossie. 


This cycle of videoconferences is organized by the Women 4 Solutions (w4s) movement. A global network of Changemakers Co-creating a platform for the Caring Economy focusing on Gender and Climate Action.

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