The Circular Economy Awards 2014
One way in which we can inspire and encourage transformation towards a circular economy is to establish a forum for innovation and best practice to be recognised and celebrated – the Circular Economy Awards or ‘Circulars’.
The Circular Economy Awards will be an annual event, which will recognise individuals and enterprises from commerce, civil society and academia who have made a notable contribution to driving Circular Economy principles through innovation, new business models, and leadership.
The taskforce run a regular speaker series in which we hear from thought leaders on the cricular economy, drawn from academia, commerce and civil society. Recent speakers have included Marc Bolland, CEO M&S and Ellen MacArthur, sailor and founder of the Ellen MacArthur foundation.
A selection of the sessions are available on the YGL YouTube channel.
Publications and Documents
The taskforce has produced a number of articles and papers.
Sharing Economy Paper
Deep dive on the Sharing business model, produced by the Sharing Economy working group.
Fast Company Article
First published in Fast Company in January 2013, a look at the 5 generic business models of the circular economy.Download
Rocking the Cradle
Circular Economy thinking needs to be incorporated into core business value creation.
Davos Position Paper
A call to action setting out the arguments to transition to a circular economy.