Discovery Event

Discovery Event

Discovery Event

November 5-6, 2020
IMD Campus, Lausanne
IMD NEXUS members only
Managing for a circular economy

It is no longer a question of “if”, but of “when” and “how”: firms have little choice but to change their business models from a linear to a (more) circular economy. The way to get there is not obvious, however. The timing is still uncertain. The magnitude of the change may be underestimated, both inside the firm and by its key stakeholders (including customers, suppliers, and shareholders). The change will also probably require the development of collaborative solutions both at the industry-wide and international levels.

Clearly, we are talking about a new, massive challenge.

This session offers an opportunity to advance your understanding of a circular economy and how to collaborate with firms based on an ecosystem mindset.

  • Develop a critical mass to orchestrate the corporate “circular” effort;
  • Use business cases to build the momentum;
  • Build an ecosystem mindset, working with NGOs, not-for-profit organizations, governments, and competitors;
  • Think about a global roadmap for change.

Target audience...

  • For senior executives who are thinking about shifting their firms to a (more) circular economy and for senior managers who want to take the lead in that change;
  • For NGO executives who wish to better understand how to collaborate with firms toward a common goal.

Natalia Olynec

Sustainability Partner and Researcher
Frederic Dalsace

Professor of Marketing and Strategy



Thursday November 5, 2020 from 17:00 to Friday November 6, 2020 16:00 (including dinner and networking lunch)


IMD Campus
Ch. de Bellerive 23
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland

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*This 1.5 day event is reserved for members of IMD NEXUS and is credited as part of the organizations’ membership. Travel and accommodation are at participant’s own expense.


Contact Us

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the IMD NEXUS team:

Email: [email protected]