Date and Time
February 20, 2024
1:30 pm-3:00 pm CET
This interactive workshop will explore the barriers and solutions to mainstreaming fair and just circularity. The first part of the session invites guest speakers to share their experiences of applying circular design principles (e.g., recycling, design for durability), the structural and commercial challenges they have faced, as well as the potential social impacts of implementation. Participants will then join breakout discussions to explore how to address barriers, galvanize support for investments in circularity, and consider how collaborative, long-term partnerships can be instrumental in enabling a just transition to circularity for people and the planet.
This webinar is a side session for the 2024 OECD Forum on Due Diligence in the Garment and Footwear Sector.
- Vidya Amrit Khan, Deputy Managing Director, Desh Group
- Ina Bahuguna, Program Manager Recycling, Livelihood, and Green Jobs, Hasiru Dala
- Nicholas Lambert, Circular Product Lead, Primark
- Catherine Salvidge, Strategic Technical Manager - Textiles, WRAP
- Margot Brent, Manager, Transformation, BSR
- Cliodhnagh Conlon, Director, Consumer Sectors, BSR
Manager, Transformation, BSR
Margot supports companies in sustainability management and the use of strategic foresight as part of BSR’s Sustainable Futures Lab. She also works with BSR members within the consumer sectors practice.
Margot also advises companies on climate change and women’s empowerment. Her experience spans sustainability management, climate risk and resilience, gender equality, communications, employee engagement, innovation management, and learning and development.
Prior to joining BSR, she was an innovation manager within the fashion and retail sourcing industry, enabling supply chain innovation and sustainability through design thinking and rapid prototyping approaches. Margot previously worked on climate change adaptation projects using nature-based solutions to enhance the resilience of vulnerable communities. She has worked on women’s empowerment programs both professionally and as a volunteer strategic advisor for The Women’s Foundation.
She holds a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics and a B.Phil in Sustainable Development, both from the University of Stellenbosch.
Director, Consumer Sectors, BSR
Cliodhnagh focuses on supply chain sustainability under BSR’s consumer sectors practice. She has more than 10 years of international business experience, spanning business development, sustainability, technology, and design.
Previously, Cliodhnagh worked as a Sustainable Agribusiness Consultant with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). In 2017, she completed the Origin Green Ambassador Programme, a two-year executive education master’s program developed to support the promotion and implementation of Ireland’s Origin Green, the world’s first national sustainability plan for the food and drink sector. As part of the program, she spent three secondments delivering sustainability projects for FAO, Tyson Foods, and Sodexo. She has also worked with Burberry and Alexander McQueen.
Cliodhnagh holds a first-class honors MSc. in Business Sustainability from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School in Dublin, a B.A. in Business and Economics from Trinity College Dublin, and a postgraduate degree in Design from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in California.