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September 2021

Everything as a Service & the Circular Economy. The role of ICT in sustainable public procurement

15 September 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

In March 2020, under the auspices of the EU Green Deal, the European Commission published its new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), which defines a set of policy and legislative initiatives aiming to make products, services and business models more sustainable. The CEAP also recognizes the role of new technologies as key enablers for improving production and consumption patterns. One of its headline initiatives is the Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI) which will revise the current EU legislation on Eco-design aims to make products placed on the EU market more sustainable.

This Forum Europe and HPE discussion will look at “product as a service” both in principle and in practice. How important will this be to the development of a circular economy, and what work is required across the ICT sector to make further progress?

Key Questions:

● How can IT industry contribute to greener public procurement?
● How can the European Commission Sustainable Product Initiative contribute to the EU economy recovery?


16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and opening remarks - Brian Tippens, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, HPE

16:10 - 17:10 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Managing Editor, Energy Monitor, New Statesman Group


Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General, DG ENV, European Commission
David Peck, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Josefine Hintz, Officer, Sustainable Economy and Procurement
Gareth Bevan, Senior Technologist, Sustainable Transformation HPE

17:10 - 17:30 Discussion and Q&A

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