Launch of the INSURE.HUB - Innovation in Sustainability and Regeneration Hub

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 - 14:30

PROGRAMME

 

 

Sustainability and Regeneration are key areas for organizations today, in line with what is proposed by the European Green Deal. INSURE.hub is an initiative whose main objective is to create a vibrant international ecosystem of transdisciplinary knowledge that promotes business solutions with a circular, sustainable and regenerative scope, powered by disruptive technologies. It results from the mobilization of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, in Porto, through its Schools - Católica Porto Business School and Faculty of Biotechnology - and of Planetiers New Generation, along with a set of national and international entities that constitute themselves as thought leaders and agents of Transformation for Sustainability and Regeneration.

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14:30 Opening Remarks

Isabel Capeloa Gil | Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Rector)
Isabel Braga da Cruz | Catolica Porto - CRP (President)

14:40 Brief presentation of INSURE.hub - “Innovation for Sustainability and Regeneration Hub”

Manuela Pintado | Católica Porto, Faculty of Biotechnology - Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry
João Pinto | Católica Porto (Vice-President) and Business School (Professor of Finance)
António Vasconcelos, Planetiers New Generation (Co-Leader)

15:05 European Survey Corporate: Sustainability, Innovation and Leadership

Edwin Janssen | Sustainable Growth Associates - The Natural Step Germany (Partner)

15:20 Backcasting from net-zero and from positive pursuits enabled by tech acceleration

Rüdiger Rohrig | Sustainable Growth Associates - The Natural Step Germany (Managing Partner)

15:40 Panel discussing the findings of the survey and the challenges ahead

Ana Salomé | Symington Family Estates (People and Sustainability Executive Board Member)
Micaela Cabral | Bondalti (Head of Strategy and Sustainability)
in dialogue with Edwin Janssen

16:00 NETWORK BREAK

16:30 Future-Fit Business as a navigation toolkit aligned with backcasting

Tom Bregman | Future-Fit Foundation, UK (Corporate)

16:50 Sustainable & regenerative financing and investing

João Pinto | Católica Porto Business School
Sofia Santos | Credito Agrícola (ESG expert advisor)
in dialogue with Tom Bregman

17:10 Regenerative business – the new wave

John Fullerton | Capital Institute, US (CEO)

17:40 An International Dialogue on Regenerative Business

Gunter Pauli | ZERI - Zero Emissions and Research Initiative (CEO and one of the Founders of Circular Economy)
in dialogue with John Fullerton

18:10 Case study of Circular and Sustainable Innovation: Alchemy

John Melo | CEO Amyris Inc, US (CEO)
introduced by Manuela Pintado (also Scientific Coordinator of the Alchemy Project)

18:30 Closing Words

Paula Castro | Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (Dean)
Rui Sousa | Católica Porto Business School (Dean)

 

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