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Circular Economy Thought Leader and Founder/CEO of Circulate Capital, Rob Kaplan, Featured on Impact Podcast with John Shegerian

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Trailblazing circular economy thought leader and Founder and CEO of Circulate Capital, Rob Kaplan, is a featured guest this week on the Impact Podcast with John Shegerian. The show is hosted by Shegerian, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ERI, the nation’s leading fully integrated IT and electronics asset disposition provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company.

Kaplan has nearly two decades of experience in corporate sustainability and impact investing with industry leaders ranging from Walmart to Closed Loop Fund. He established Circulate Capital to deploy catalytic capital in partnership with leading corporations and investors to scale solutions that advance the circular economy and prevent the flow of plastic waste into the ocean in South and Southeast Asia.

“It was a great honor to have my good friend Rob Kaplan on Impact to discuss his essential work with Circulate Capital; the new fund he and his team have created, Circulate Capital Disrupt; his work to invest in companies that are helping solve the plastics crisis; and the topic that is front and center in virtually all business sectors today: the circular economy,” said Shegerian. “Rob has long been a visionary, impactful advocate for the concept that circularity is not only crucial for the planet and keeping but holds immense business opportunity. He’s a great inspiration and I can’t wait for our listeners to hear this discussion.”

“I want to thank John for having me on as a guest on the Impact Podcast. Now more than ever it’s crucial that we as a global impact community come together to advance the development of the circular economy,” said Kaplan. “Investing in enterprises that are at the forefront of climate tech innovation will help us combat plastic waste and accelerate the global recycling supply chain, which are critical to advancing the circular economy. I am looking forward to continuing this important conversation John and I had and hope we inspire investors to move their capital towards more meaningful investments to make real systems change.”

Every week, Impact Podcast guests are invited as thought leaders to share with listeners first-hand accounts of how they are able to make the world a better place on a daily basis.

Recent guests have included leaders from Verizon, Best Buy, General Motors, Unilever, JetBlue, Comerica Bank, Goodyear Tire, Virgin, GE, Timberland, New York City, Beyond Meat, Lipton Tea, Patron Tequila, Panasonic, Molson Coors, Seventh Generation, the US Tennis Association, Ecosia, Waste Management, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, and a number of fascinating thought leaders and game-changers, including Martin Luther King III; real estate powerhouse and television personality Ryan Serhant; writer/comedian/author Jeannie Gaffigan; softball legend and ESPN baseball anchor Jessica Mendoza; PTSD treatment pioneer, Dr. Rick Doblin; ESPN radio personalities Sarah Spain and Israel Gutierrez; ultra-endurance athlete Rich Roll; sports journalism trailblazer Shelley Smith; legendary actor Ed Asner; and hundreds more.

The Impact Podcast with John Shegerian is available for listening on, Apple’s iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Audible, libsyn, and as part of iHeartRadio’s digital broadcast, reaching over 120 million users.

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