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DIF on AIR Daravi: Making to Give Back

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  • Rocío González, Lorena Nuñez, Agustina Besada, Tais Gadea Lara

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This session is part of DIF x CE100 Startup Day. A day devoted to showcasing startups and their role in disrupting the market and enabling a shift towards a circular economy.

Running a factory with the goal of achieving the triple bottom line, Daravi generates products from discards and empowers women from the community by teaching production processes and creating new job opportunities.

A certified B-Corp, this session will showcase the project, share the story of an entrepreneurial journey that started in 2009 inside a button factory and has led Daravi towards a scalable approach driving social impact.

Find out more about Daravi's design process and how it became a successful business operation within just 18 months.


Speakers

Rocío González

Rocío González

Co Founder

Rocío is an architect constructing triple impact projects. She is co-founder of PAPASTUDIO with Lorena Núnez to give design tools and strategic advice to purposeful entrepreneurs, Daravi: a triple bottom line factory model and co-director of Unplastify: an oceanic adventure to bring awareness and solutions about the misuse of plastics.
She started her journey, upcycling discarded buttons into design objects and was one of the first BCorps of Argentina. In India, while visiting diverse entrepreneurs and projects, she envisioned a women focused scalable upcycling model.

Lorena Nuñez

Lorena Nuñez

Lorena is a designer specialized in Visual Communications with a degree in corporate communications and identity. She workd in Fallabela retail store during 6 years and allways dreamt of an impactful brand. This is why in 2010 created Totebag in with her cousin, Natalia to produce and promote the use of reusable bags to avoid more plastics. She started cooperating with Rocío González and co-founded PAPAstudio in 2015 to expand the reach of her impact from design towards a new economy. She is Cofounder of DARAVI and is dedicated to the commercial relations of the project.

Agustina Besada

Agustina Besada

Agustina is an industrial designer with an MS in Sustainability in Columbia Business School. She is founder and co-director of Unplastify, an oceanic adventure to bring awareness and solutions about the misuse of plastics.

She was CEO of SureWeCan, a recycling center in Brooklyn New York, where she worked with the scheme of extended responbilbility for cans and bottles retrieving 40k containers, empowering a community of 400 canners and urban recolectors. She is obsessed with plastics and waste disposal so she has participated in various consulting projects for waste disposal in cities, coordinated workshops and participated in talks, including leading the Circular Economy Club New York and her TEDx Talk at Columbia University “The Plastic Elephant in the Room”.

Tais Gadea Lara

Tais Gadea Lara

Tais is a journalist especialized in Environmental Journalism. Climate Reality Leader. Co-founder and Director of Conexion Coral. She is 2017 The Reham Al-Farra Memorial Journalism Fellow and International Visitor Leadership Program Fellow.

Host

Laura Franco Henao

Laura Franco Henao

DIF Intern

Laura is ½ of the DIF intern team. Laura has an academic background in Economics and International Development and she has done her masters research on how the Circular Economy can help address environmental and social challenges in the Uruguayan context. In addition, she has worked at the University of Sussex in the project: Understanding the Circular Economy-Entrepreneurial motivations, business and consultancy practices.

Laura has received several scholarships and awards for her academic results. She loves languages, sports and most of all, travelling and discovering new places and stories.

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