Session 3: How the Circular Economy Improves Sustainability

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Chuck Schilke, AM, JD, CRE, FRICS
Director and Senior Lecturer, The Edward St. John Real Estate Program, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
Chuck Schilke is a real estate, corporate, environmental. and energy lawyer based in Washington DC. He is also a real estate developer, financier, strategist, and educator. He has practiced law in firms mostly in the Washington DC area, but also on Wall Street and in Boston. Read full profile…


Ben Cahill
Senior Fellow, Energy Security and Climate Change Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Ben Cahill is a senior fellow in the Energy Security and Climate Change Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He covers oil markets, geopolitics, and macro trends affecting the oil and gas industry. He also leads a research initiative on methane emissions and global gas and analyzes how national oil companies are responding to the energy transition. Read full profile…

Emily Sanford Fisher
General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President, Clean Energy for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI)
Emily Sanford Fisher is General Counsel, Corporate Secretary, and Senior Vice President, Clean Energy for the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) in Washington, D.C. Emily is responsible for managing EEI’s litigation and legal affairs covering a wide range of energy and environmental regulatory and policy issues at the state and federal level. She also oversees and coordinates strategic clean energy engagement across EEI and across the federal government. Read full profile…

Greg Gershuny
Executive Director, Energy & Environment Program, the Aspen institute
Greg Gershuny is the Executive Director of the Aspen Institute Energy and Environment Program (EEP). Greg started at the Institute as the James E. Rogers Energy Fellow and Managing Director for his first two years at Aspen and has been in this role since 2018. The Energy and Environment Program, one of the longest running at the Aspen Institute, strives to design and cultivate leadership and develop solutions based on the ideal that both humankind and the natural world have intrinsic value. Read full profile…

Eric Lundgren
Founder & CEO, BigBattery, Inc.
Eric Lundgren is an American social entrepreneur, innovator, and advocate best known for recycling electronic waste. He is the CEO of BigBattery, Inc. and Founder of IT Asset Partners (ITAP, Inc.), Both electronics reuse, and Hybrid Recycling companies. As a social entrepreneur, Lundgren’s life purpose is to create sustainable energy and recycling solutions for the world. Read full profile…