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Announcement:
Circular Business Association has successfully registered as an association with the Registrar of Societies in Malaysia as of 10 May 2022 (PPM-009-14-10052022)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Our upcoming events are listed below. They are register-only events so please click the register button for each of the events you are interested in. 

[In-person Meet Up]
September Circular Catch Up

Special in-person meet up event with Chairperson of Circular Business Association.

Have a burning questions or looking to bounce ideas off others about circular economy? This in-person meet up is for you.

Meet. Learn. Share. Network.

16 Sep 2022 (Fri)  |  10.30pm-12.30 GMT +8  | 
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |
Venue: Starbucks, Sunway Clio Hotel,
Sunway Pyramid, Petaling Jaya

[Online Networking]
September Circular Catch Up

A relaxed, intimate space for conversations and comradeship among people who are advancing circular economy through business and solving the climate crisis. 

Second session in the series of "What will it take to reach the circular economy by 2030?"
- Technology

21 Sep 2022 (Wed)  |  9pm GMT +8 ( 9AM New York time)  |  Online Event

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PAST EVENTS

[Networking]
Circular Catch Up
August 2022

A relaxed, intimate space for conversations and comradeship among people who are advancing circular economy through business and solving the climate crisis.

 

First session in the series of
"What will it take to reach the circular
economy by 2030?"
- Communication & awareness

17 August 2022
9pm - 10pm (GMT +0800)
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[Invite only]
CBASS Approved Community
On-boarding training

Free training for Approved Community only to share tools and methodologies and welcome each other as peers in this circular economy ecosystem.

 

Topics covered:
+ Understanding the power of ecosystems
+ Visioning and mapping a profitable circular economy ecosystem
+ Methodology and tools to know your position in the ecosystem 

10 August 2022
9pm - 10pm (GMT +0800)
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[Networking]
Circular Catch Up
June 2022

 

A relaxed, intimate space for conversations and comradeship among people who are advancing circular economy through business and solving the climate crisis.

 

Session sharing topic was on investibility and its importance in a bear market.

 

22 June 2022
9pm - 10pm (GMT +0800)
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[Debrief]
Circular Business Association

Find out more about the Association at this debriefing. Our Big Why, How and What and core values of the Association as well as how to get involved.

 

Targeted towards companies and talents interested to solve the climate crisis through the circular economy and get involved with the association.

1 June 2022
9pm - 10pm (GMT +0800)
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[Networking]
Circular Catch Up
May 2022

A relaxed, intimate space for conversations and comradeship among people who are advancing circular economy through business and solving the climate crisis.

 

Session sharing topic was on Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism.

 

 

18 May 2022
9pm - 10pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk: How toBenefit from ESG?

Is ESG a cost or benefit to your organisation?

What's the difference between ESG and Circular Economy?

How to benefit from ESG?


Get to know what is happening on the ESG front and why companies will no longer be able to pass ESG expectations by simply donating to a charitable cause.

 

Also, learn how ESG could benefit your company and not just be a cost. 

 

Understand why the circular economy could benefit your ESG efforts.

 

Find out how to avoid being a victim of white-washing and green-washing.

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Special guest:

Shakila Rajendra

Founder and Principal Sustainability Consultant, Sense & Sustainability Solutions 

Hosted by goSMAC and presented by ACMF Circular Economy to an audience that include public listed companies.

20 April 2022
3.30pm - 5.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk: Celebration of RemanDay 2022 - Rethinking Remanufacturing

Invitation by Rentwise Malaysia to host and moderate an event for RemanDay 2022, the global celebration participated by hundreds of remanufactures worldwide and established by the Remanufacturing Industries Council. Topic discussed was titled 'Rethinking Remanufacturing: Waste to Ways for Sustainable Growth'.

Panel of speakers:

Shanta Helena Dwarkasing

Director of Programs,

United Nations Global Compact Network of Malaysia and Brunei

Dr Magdalene Andrew Munot

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Engineering UNIMAS

Lijin Chin

Senior Managing Partner,  
ACMF Circular Economy

Lanz Boo

Commercial Director, Rentwise Malaysia

Recording available at: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NUO-KPMt_A

14 April 2022
2.00pm - 3.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk: How to benefit from Circular Economy 
 

As so-called “take-make-waste” business models face increasing consumer scrutiny, companies are embracing the circular economy, boosting their green credentials, and turning a profit in the process. 

 

Get to knowing the trillion dollar business in the making - the circular economy - in this talk. Explore  how to get into the circular economy and benefit from it. 

 

Hosted by goSMAC and presented by ACMF Circular Economy to an audience that include public listed companies.

31 March 2022
3.30pm - 4.30pm (GMT +0800)
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PRIVATE - Food and Circular Economy Talk at Mid Sussex Voluntary Action,United Kingdom

Food connects us all. It is a big part of our daily lives, be it at home, buying a simple Mars bar for a youth club or offering tea and biscuits to a neighbour.  Food prices are rising, yet a lot of food is thrown away.

 

As volunteer action groups in the community, what can we do to eat our way out of climate change? 

Invitation by MSVA to discuss this topic with more than 15 of their volunteer groups  open the discussion for a Food Partnership.

23 March 2022
10.30am - 12 noon (GMT+0)
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Circular Contemplations Leaders Dialogue Series:  Part 1 - Leanne Ooi
CEO of Rentwise

How many of you would like to make a piece a trillion dollars while saving people and planet?

How many of you would want the insights and experience of those who are thriving in this next trillion-dollar business so you could get there yourself?

Our latest episode of Circular Contemplations: Leaders Dialogue Series had the privilege of hearing from
Leanne Ooi, CEO of Rentwise.

Rentwise is:

* Winner of PIKOM Unicorn Tech Awards 2022

* Winner of WITSA Global ICT Excellence Awards 2021 in Sustainable Growth/ Circular Economy

* Winner of Enterprise Asia Area Award for Circular Economy Leadership 2020

* Recognised producer of the 1st carbon neutral PC in Malaysia

* Registered social enterprise spearheading the Digital Learning Empower Programme and part of CERDIK programme to enable digital literacy

 

Video recording of session available below.

17 March 2022
8.30pm - 10pm (GMT +0800)
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Guest Lecture at
PUC Chile on
Circular Economy and Strategic Procurement

Invitation from Pontificia Universidad Católica (PUC) in Chile, Latin America to ACMF Circular Economy to deliver a guest lecture on "How Circular Economy contributes to Strategic Procurement?".

 

The lecture was part of the Strategic Procurement Professional Short Course.

 

Participants of the course are professionals involved in logistics and supply chain management and related training in Latin America. 

18 December 2021
11.30am - 12.30pm (GMT -0300)
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Free Talk: Circular Economy: Next Trillion Dollar Business with guests from Latin America

Logistics and supply chain management can make or break your profitable transition to circular economy.

Are you ready?

 

Special guests: 

Manuel M. Albornoz, Programme Director for Diploma on Logistics Engineering at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and Director of Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Logistics at MOVSWorld

Brian Bauer, Circular Economy & Strategic Alliances Lead at Algramo and Harvard Circular Economy Co-instructor

8 December 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
循环经济
万亿生意的机遇
- 企业如何盈利转型

碳中和及经济复兴的需求加速了全球对
循环经济的实行并制造了一个
万亿生意的机遇。

但不是每个企业将能够盈利的转型。

 

你的生意又如何可以从中得益?
而你该从哪对齐生意的步伐呢?

 

欢迎您参与我们的活动讨论这方面的发展
以及对各企业的意味。

目标参与者:企业家和高层管理人员

(涉及咨询,商业辅导, 培训的人士除外)

12 January 2022
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Special briefing:
Circular Economy and
12th Malaysia Plan
- What is means for businesses

Special guest: Philip Tan, CEO Snapp Packaging (M) Sdn Bhd

Following the launch of the 12th Malaysia Plan earlier this month, circular economy was identified a game changer.

But what does this actually mean to businesses? How will it change the business landscape?

How will you benefit from the situation? And how can you get aligned?

Target Participants: Business owners and top management of company who have green product, or product that is solving climate crisis.

(excluding those in advisory, coaching, consulting and/or training business).

17 November 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Special briefing:
Circular Economy and
12th Malaysia Plan
- What is means for businesses

Following the launch of the 12th Malaysia Plan earlier this month, circular economy was identified a game changer.

But what does this actually mean to businesses? How will it change the business landscape?

How will you benefit from the situation? And how can you get aligned?

Target Participants: Business owners and top management of company who have green product, or product that is solving climate crisis.

(excluding those in advisory, coaching, consulting and/or training business).

20 October 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Special briefing:
循环经济
万亿生意的机遇
- 企业如何盈利转型

碳中和及经济复兴的需求加速了全球对
循环经济的实行并制造了一个
万亿生意的机遇。

但不是每个企业将能够盈利的转型。

 

你的生意又如何可以从中得益?
而你该从哪对齐生意的步伐呢?

 

欢迎您参与我们的活动讨论这方面的发展
以及对各企业的意味。

目标参与者:企业家和高层管理人员

(涉及咨询,商业辅导, 培训的人士除外)

12 January 2022
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Spotlight Dialogue
at Asia Pacific University
Circular Economy:
Fad or Future?
 

Invitation by the Integrated Sustainability and Urban Creativity Centre (ISUC) 
Special Interest Group - Creative Economy at Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation to discuss whether circular economy is just another passing fad or will it spell a new future. 

A quick fire question and answer session discussed what circular economy is, how the circular economy is related to other future defining trends, its global influence, and finally what it means for it to be included in the 12th Malaysia Plan.

 

Video recording of session available at https://www.facebook.com/apuniversity/videos/614436023080238 

10 November 2021
6.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
Circular Economy:
The Next Trillion Dollar Business

 

 

 

Circular Economy - seen the words, heard the terms but not sure what it is?

Circular economy is no long a 'IF' but a 'WHEN' in our future. Global trends are forcing the transition towards it. And the new normal of business is changing.

Are you ready?

Don't waste a disruption.

Take the opportunity for new business growth. 

Solve the climate crisis.

16 June 2021
9.00pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Episode 3:
Towards Circular Economy Forum by Sustainable Procurement Hub Malaysia

Invitation to introduce circular economy at a forum aimed to help SMEs understand from newbies perspective on how to achieve circularity in the business. Industry representatives get to ask all the questions they have about the circular economy. 

Episode 3 panelist:

Lijin Chin (ACMF Circular Economy)

Er Chong Yee (ACMF Group) - Equity fundraising

Philip Tan (SNAPP Packaging) - Sustainable Protective Packaging

Joshua Chan (Aglotel) - WiFi Solutions

 

Video recording of session available at https://www.facebook.com/MaeVin0728/videos/2858412754408094

23 September 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
Circular Economy: Next Trillion Dollar Business with guests from Malaysia

Keeping products and materials in use for as long as possible at its highest value is one of the three foundational principles of circular economy.  But can businesses make any money this way?

 

Two Malaysian case studies  where businesses have captured the inner loop value in IT assets and batteries is shown in this talk, moderated by ACMF Circular Economy and hosted by NCB Circle. 

Special guests: 

Leanne Ooi, CEO and co-founder of Rentwise

Mohd Hazny bin Aziz,

Business Development Director at Renewcell

8 August 2021
2.00pm - 5.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
循环经济:万亿生意的机遇 with guests from Malaysia and China

碳中和及经济复兴的需求加速了全球对循环经济的实行并让它成为了生意新常态的一份子。 循环经济已经不是‘会不会发生’的事, 而是‘几时’会发生。你的生意准备好了吗?

中国如此庞大的市场又对绿化,碳中和以及ESG抱着什么态度和趋势呢?这些又对企业构成什么影响和机遇? 而投资者又对这些课题的心声又是什么?

特别嘉宾: 

杜可 Du Ke, Partner at 

谷银国际投资基金管理有限公司

Gu Yin Fund

Leanne Ooi, CEO and co-founder of Rentwise 

Philip Tan, CEO
and Joey Ng, Business Associate

at SNAPP Packaging

Vincent Gast, Business Development Director ASEAN at Stroropack

11 July 2021
2.00pm - 5.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Episode 2:
Towards Circular Economy Forum by Sustainable Procurement Hub Malaysia

Invitation to introduce circular economy at a forum aimed to help SMEs understand from newbies perspective on how to achieve circularity in the business. Industry representatives get to ask all the questions they have about the circular economy. 

Episode 2 panelist:

Lijin Chin (ACMF Circular Economy)

Patrick Chan (Asterique Innovates) -

audio visual system

Jim Loo (JT Techtronics) -

LED Display manufacturer)

Gaik Lee (Gaikery) - cakes and pastries

 

Video recording of session available at https://www.facebook.com/MaeVin0728/videos/230095882372305

26 August 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Episode 1:
Towards Circular Economy Forum by Sustainable Procurement Hub Malaysia

Invitation to introduce circular economy at a forum aimed to help SMEs understand from newbies perspective on how to achieve circularity in the business. Industry representatives get to ask all the questions they have about the circular economy. 

Episode 1 panelist:

Lijin Chin (ACMF Circular Economy)

Joey Ng (Just Unique) - 
exhibition and roadshow

Jonn Ong (Sun Rooster Design) - 
office furniture

 Vinny Chong (Like Me Vending) - 
fresh coffee vending machine

 

Video recording of session available at https://www.facebook.com/MaeVin0728/videos/2001062140044747

29 July 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
Circular Economy: The Next Trillion Dollar Business with guests from Ireland and Malaysia

Plastics and packaging provide important functions in our daily living but they have also caused havoc in our environment. Does plastic have a future

in the circular economy? 

What is the circular economy anyway?

Moderated by ACMF Circular Economy and hosted by NCB Circle.

Special guests: 

Vincent Gast, Business Development Director ASEAN at Stroropack

Philip Tan, CEO
and Joey Ng, Business Associate

at SNAPP Packaging

Romain Couture, Senior Circular Economy Researcher at 

Irish Manufacturing Research

8 August 2021
2.00pm - 5.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
Circular Economy:
The Next Trillion Dollar Business

Circular economy is the new normal in business and could solve the climate crisis. This is a great time of risk and opportunity, with a trillion dollar carrot

but a ‘change-or-perish’ stick.

Is your business prepared for it?

Don't waste a disruption.

Take the opportunity for new business growth. 

Solve the climate crisis.

21 April 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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Free Talk:
Circular Economy:
The Next Trillion Dollar Business

Circular economy is the new normal in business and could solve the climate crisis. This is a great time of risk and opportunity, with a trillion dollar carrot

but a ‘change-or-perish’ stick.

Is your business prepared for it?

Don't waste a disruption.

Take the opportunity for new business growth. 

Solve the climate crisis.

3 March 2021
8.30pm - 10.00pm (GMT +0800)
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