CSR Working Group - How to set up a smart and impactful recycling program in Shanghai?

April 24, 2018


Presented by

Isabelle Pambianchi
Senior Technical & Sustainability Manager 
Groupe Beaumanoir

Ashley Fernandes
Green Initiatives

Valerie Hsu
BD Manager 
TerraCycle China

Responsible consumption and recycling are hot topics for the industry nowadays. But how to set up your own recycling program?

Isabelle Pambianchi in charge of sustainability for the brand Bonobo at Groupe Beaumanoir will walk us through her journey in setting up RE:FORM a multi-stakeholder recycling program launched by Green Initiatives. The program aims at gathering community service organizations, retailers, recyclers, circular economy startups, educational institutions, companies, media, and most importantly, consumers, to drive change towards conscious fashion.

Green Initiatives, Terra Cycle and P.E.T will then introduce other recycling program for paper and plastics in China.


Isabelle Pambianchi
Senior Technical & Sustainability Manager 
Groupe Beaumanoir

Isabelle spent nearly 25 years in fashion, starting as a designer & pattern maker working in Paris. She moved to China in 2006 to teach at Esmod Beijing, afterwards at IFA Shanghai. Isabelle then went on to learn about production and process in trading companies. In 2011 she joined Beaumanoir Group taking the opportunity to work within the different brands of the group at different positions. Currently she is in charge of sustainability for the denim brand BONOBO.

Ashley Fernandes
Green Initiatives

After spending over a decade in the corporate world while volunteering for various causes, Ashley joined
Green Initiatives (GI) as a Partner and Director of Operations and Projects, to pursue his goals of (directly) creating social and environmental impact. He has lived and worked in India, the Middle East and China, working on Supply Chain Management, Operational Efficiency and Project Management. Born and brought up in Mumbai, he completed his Masters from Hult International Business School, specializing in business and project management.

Valerie Hsu
BD Manager 
TerraCycle China

Valerie is the BD manager of TerraCycle China, an innovative company that is ‘eliminating the idea of waste’ by recycling the non-recyclable. She has been interested in sustainability industry since university, and finally joined TerraCycle in 2017. Now she works with TerraCycle China to provide circular solutions to replace the ‘take, make and dispose’ model for consumer product companies, retailers, manufacturers, municipalities, and small businesses



Ms. Pauline Soudy

Pauline Soudy came to China 3 years ago to assess the local social entrepreneurship ecosystem for a French consulting firm. She stayed in China and co-founded an online platform to empower social and environmental initiatives by promoting their projects, events, and job offers, Feiy. They also conduct educational programs and workshops to encourage people to start sustainable businesses.

Ms. Clotilde Pallier

Clotilde Pallier worked as a quality manager for Carrefour for 7 years in Indonesia and later on in China. Aside from quality she handled several sustainable development programs. Particularly interested in impactful projects she decided to join a Social enterprise, Shanghai Yiquan, in 2015. She is now a consultant and project manager at Responsabilitas, a CSR consulting and audit company.



Date: Tuesday 24th of April 2018
Time: From 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Venue: CCI France Chine Shanghai
Language: English



Reserved to CCI France Chine's Members: Free

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