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SPARK Talk - Martin Charter


Angela Hamilton

Mikhael Metauro

Frances Edmonds


 SPARK Talk, Speakers and Moderator



Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts CharterDirector, The Centre for Sustainable Design, University for the Creative Arts<div class="ExternalClass09507199799B407F8C0495E8FA4472A1"><p style="text-align:justify;">Professor Martin Charter has 30 years' experience in business sustainability with expertise in sustainable innovation, product sustainability and circular economy – working as a manager, trainer and facilitator in academia, business and consultancy. Martin is the Founding Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design ® at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) where he is also Professor of Innovation and Sustainability.  </p><p style="text-align:justify;">Martin has authored research on green business models, sustainable innovation, product design, remanufacturing and sustainability, and has also been integrally involved in the development of national standards by the British Standards Institution in these areas. Most recently, Martin acted as an expert advisor in the development of BS8001:2017 (circular economy) – the first practical framework and guidance of its kind intended to help organizations implement the principles of the circular economy.</p><p>Martin has led UK government funded missions and expert groups eco-design and circular economy to many Asian countries, and he organizes the Sustainable Innovation Conference Series in Surrey, UK (now in its 22<sup>nd</sup> year). Martin founded the charity Farnham Repair Café and has a growing interest in grassroots innovation related to 'making, modifying and fixing'. Martin is an author and editor of many publications including Sustainable Solutions, Greener Marketing and Eco-innovate (that has over 60,000 downloads) and is a regular speaker in conferences worldwide</p></div>, Martin CharterGP0|#f6e81642-f4c5-4026-ac8c-4fbc181cdd1f;L0|#0f6e81642-f4c5-4026-ac8c-4fbc181cdd1f|Martin Charter;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbBusinessMartinCharter
Co-Chair of the Circular Economy Working Group, National Zero Waste Council and Executive Director, Recycling Council of Alberta SeidelCo-Chair of the Circular Economy Working Group, National Zero Waste Council and Executive Director, Recycling Council of Alberta<div class="ExternalClassB2A8671736954302B0B6FED20092A48A"><p>​Christina holds a Masters degree in Environmental Design (Environmental Science), as well as a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, and is currently undertaking her PhD in Engineering Management, with a thesis topic of Assessing Recycling Options using Life- Cycle Assessment. She operates sonnevera international corp., a waste reduction consulting firm, and is the current Executive Director of the Recycling Council of Alberta. Christina loves rural life, choosing to live on a farm near Bluffton, Alberta, where her and her family raise Warmblood horses, and enjoy many other outdoor activities.</p></div>, Christina SeidelGP0|#946f6cd5-9687-4cc2-9f6c-9b7d94ddd324;L0|#0946f6cd5-9687-4cc2-9f6c-9b7d94ddd324|Christina Seidel;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbBusiness InnovationChristinaSeidel
Head of Sustainability, HP Canada EdmondsHead of Sustainability, HP Canada<div class="ExternalClass13776004F83742E78B931A7630EAB528"><p>In her role as Head of Sustainability, Frances Edmonds is responsible for overseeing HP’s full suite of corporate social responsibility programs including strategic partnerships with key nonprofit organizations and an industry leading volunteer program. With Frances’s leadership HP is able to state that HP Canada is the most environmentally responsible IT company in Canada (<a href=""></a>). Frances sits on the Board of Learning for a Sustainable Future, is on the Schulich Centre for Responsible Business Advisory Board and lectures at most of the GTA's higher education institutions.</p></div>, Frances EdmondsGP0|#7269f248-cbfa-47d6-8620-4dbd5bcf39ef;L0|#07269f248-cbfa-47d6-8620-4dbd5bcf39ef|Frances Edmonds;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbBusiness InnovationFrances Edmonds
CEO and co-founder of Quupe HamiltonCEO and co-founder of Quupe<div class="ExternalClass11AB08F90AFE4B6599F67DD1C0F2DDD4"><p>Angela Hamilton is the CEO and co-founder of Quupe (pronounced “koop”), a community of people who rent their things to others. Based in Vancouver, Quupe’s mission is to enable the world to share resources. Previously, Angela founded Supersnack, a non-profit devoted to fundraising and producing benefit events for AIDS charities in New York and Washington, D.C. She served as Tablet Editor at McClatchy Publishing, and worked for Men’s Health, Sony Music Publishing, Polo Ralph Lauren, and the Museum of Modern Art. She holds a masters in digital media from the Centre for Digital Media, and a masters in journalism from the University of Missouri. Impose Magazine once referred to her professional brand as “snarky intern,” and she’s been clinging to that ever since.</p></div>, Angela HamiltonGP0|#54493d52-d600-4a05-ad12-4bde4360fcaa;L0|#054493d52-d600-4a05-ad12-4bde4360fcaa|Angela Hamilton;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbBusinessAngela Hamilton
National Business Development & Sales Strategist, Cascades Recovery+ MetauroNational Business Development & Sales Strategist, Cascades Recovery+<div class="ExternalClass66A7DAAB0B97408BB692F2E25C88160F"><p>Mikhael has been a proud member of the Cascades Family for over 15 years. With his undergraduate degree in Strategic Selling & Marketing, Mikhael currently works within the Recovery+ division of Cascades focusing on Business Development and Corporate Strategy. Day in and day out Mikhael has the opportunity to deal with a wide range of customers from different market segments and backgrounds with various types of discarded material recovery needs. “It’s amazing to see how more and more organizations are focusing on sustainability and have put the people power in place to start thinking about better ways to recover more and waste less. For me this is where my focus has been and always will be, working with organizations to help them achieve their sustainability goals through coaching, planning and execution.” Mikhael is focused on creating a world where all materials have a positive end of life – a truly Circular Economy. </p></div>, Mikhael MetauroGP0|#e453345b-7b46-45c2-b346-a0b2b0073821;L0|#0e453345b-7b46-45c2-b346-a0b2b0073821|Mikhael Metauro;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#60aa0f51-dfde-4d32-80ae-abcb14c61cdbBusiness InnovationMikhael Metauro

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