As we look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, we know now more than ever that we cannot go back to the way things were. From the climate crisis to amplified social inequalities, the challenges of our time require us to build the Next Economy – one that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous for all. Next Economy Conversations is CSI’s monthly event series where you will hear from incredible leaders helping to build the Next Economy. Learn about their work as well as their personal journeys, successes, hard lessons, and visions for the future.
On Thursday November 19, Tonya Surman, CEO of the Centre for Social Innovation, will sit down (virtually, of course!) with Marcos Igreja, Associate Director of Engineering and Operations at Genecis: a cleantech company on a mission to drive our world towards a circular economy where major brands utilize eco-friendly PHA plastics in packaging, food services, agriculture, textiles and many other areas to reduce the 18 billion pounds of plastic polluting our oceans every year. Genecis’ biological processes convert food waste destined for landfill into biodegradable plastics and other valuable materials. Details below!
Next Economy Conversations: Marcos Igreja of Genecis
Date: Thursday November 19, 2020
Time: 12:00pm-1:30pm ET
Register via Eventbrite, and we’ll follow up with a Zoom link closer to the date. About this month’s guest, Marcos Igreja
Marcos Igreja holds a B.Eng in Bioresource Engineering from McGill University. He has been with Genecis since its inception, leading efforts to scale-up the core technology, strategic planning, and building up the team. He has won awards including in bioreactor design and technical entrepreneurship. His past experience across Brazil, Hong Kong, and Canada, includes agricultural waste treatment, fermentation engineering, energy management, and technical consulting for start-ups.