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Thriving in the Circular Economy

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017


Time: 7:30-10:00am

Location: Delta Hotel, 110 Erb St W Waterloo, Ontario N2L 0C6

Join Frances Edmonds, Head of Sustainability, HP Canada to learn more about the circular economy, re-thinking your value chain to its highest potential, and the efforts HP is taking to get there.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIn 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 France’s leadership HP is able to state that HP Canada is the most environmentally responsible IT Company in Canada.

Frances works closely with HP’s many partners to drive sustainability practices across HP’s business and throughout Canada. She seeks new and innovative ways to bring the power of HP to create a meaningful change in Canada’s businesses. More recently Frances has turned her attention to community engagement; having managed HP’s global team she now works to develop and implement global environmental educational and volunteer programs for HP. Join us to learn more!

What to Expect 

  • The opportunity to learn about the concept of a circular economy and how such a strategy will benefit your organization
  • An engaging presentation from Frances highlighting examples from HP’s operations
  • Networking time before and after the event
  • Hot breakfast

Who Should Attend

  • Regional Sustainability Initiative members
  • Individuals interested in corporate environmental sustainability


About our Events

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) hosts an event season focused on connecting our program members, and local organizations with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to implement effective sustainability strategies. Our events provide the unique networks, direction, and inspiration for building environmental sustainability into an organization’s culture.

We welcome anyone interested in making advancements towards more sustainable operations to attend events that are not specified as member only.

Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) members receive complementary admission passes to events. If they are unable to attend events or wish to review speaker presentations, all event presentations are made available through MemberLink, the RCI online community.