Circular Economy

A credible way forward

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Ken WebsterHave you read Ken Webster’s novel ‘Circular Economy – A Wealth of Flows’?

Since 2010 Ken has worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and has a background in environmental issues and economics education.

Ken’s book relates the connections between systems thinking, economic and business opportunity and the potential for a circular economy.

Wealth-of-FlowsA Wealth of Flows is an excellent and highly thought-provoking read and relates the connections between systems thinking, economic and business opportunity and the potential for a circular economy.

Ken travels the globe presenting on the subject an why a circular economy has profound consequences for production, employment, education, money and finance but also induces a shift in public policy and taxation. The economic advantage of this model lies in designing out waste, enabling access over ownership, favouring radical resources productivity, with

The economic advantage of this model lies in designing out waste, enabling access over ownership, favouring radical resources productivity, with the prospect of rebuilding natural capital and resilience.

Note:  You can hear Ken present as Headline Speaker at the Expo The Big Green Event 2017 at the Hilton Ageas Bowl Convention Centre 12 October 2017.

You can find out more about the work of the Foundation at Ellen MacArthur Foundation

@CircularEconKen

The Circular Economy Club – (CEC)

A free resource covering topics on the Circular Economy.  You can become a member and attend various networking groups across the UK and Europe.

Anna Tari

Anna is Founder of the Circular Economy Club launched in 2014 as a passion project. From the start, it spurred an open, global and collaborative dialogue to share best practices and connect stakeholders working on circular economy around the world. From its humble beginnings as a website, today CEC has grown into the platform for connecting the circular economy community.

Anna is a researcher and focuses on the incentives we need to give to stakeholders in order for the shift towards a circular economy to take place. She has also worked on the skills needed for this new economy.

Previously, Anna managed relations with national governments, embassies, companies and national associations at the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) in London. Anna worked in the Communications Department of the UN Agency for Tourism, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), among other communication and innovation consultant experiences working with startups, foundations, local and national governments.

Anna’s passion for communicating innovations drove her to be a TEDx licensee and organiser in her hometown. She graduated with honours from her Management Degree at University of Alicante (Spain). After graduating, Anna put together a project to research about innovation in Silicon Valley (California). She managed to get funding and interest from universities and companies to do a research stay in California where she developed what turned out to be her Master thesis in Applied Economics and became the USA International Relations manager of the research group she was part of at the moment.

As the CEC Founder, Anna drives the strategic direction of the club and helps team members find their way to contribute to the club and make the most out of it.

Why not connect with Anna on LinkedIn

And become a member of the CEC at Circular Economy Club

@CircularEClub      Facebook

First World Circular Economy Forum

The World Circular Economy Forum presented the world’s best circular economy solutions and gathered together the most recognised experts and decision makers in the field.

1,500 key people from more than 100 countries shared ideas in Helsinki, Finland in June, at the first ever World Circular Economy

 

World Circular Economy ForumThe Forum consisted of 17 plenary and parallel sessions showcasing circular economy solutions for business, cities and finance. Three days of discussions, networking, workshops, side events and business excursions.

You can find more details here and watch for the date for the next event.

2017 Summit – Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The annual summit is viewed as the world’s leading forum for exploring the idea of the circular economy, bringing together the foundation’s CE 100 companies, world leading thinkers, innovators and pioneers who are refining and implementing a vision for an economic system that works today.

The 4th summit in 2017 took place at Studio 1 Abbey Road, London with a theme of design, regeneration and scale.

2017 summitYou can follow ‘A View from the Summit’ – live stream curated by the Disruptive Innovation Festival team, broadcasting all the summit sessions alongside guest interviews, live reaction and an exploration of the topics covered during the day – by following this link.

Please Click here….     https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/summit

 

If you have any Circular Economy Case Studies or any information you would like to share with our members please contact lynda.daniels@southernsustainability.co.uk   Thank you.