🇬🇧 Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s 2017 Summit


Following the Summit, the Foundation’s Education team have put together an iTunes U collection containing all of the highlights from this year’s event. Relive the day and watch key speakers including: Leyla Acaroglu, Tim Brown, Nikki Silvestri and Chris Kutarna explore their vision for an economy that works in the long term.

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WCEF17 just passed and there is already the next great CE event around the corner.

This Thursday, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Summit 2017 will bring together world leading thinkers, innovators, pioneers and guests from across the Foundation’s network, to explore the idea of a circular economy. Alread in its 5th edition, live from the Roundhouse in London, the flagship event will explore one of today’s crucial unknowns – the future of economic growth and prosperity.

Just as for WCEF17 also AMAF17 provides a live stream. A View from the Summit will broadcast all summit sessions, guest interviews, live reactions on the talks, and deeper dives into the topics covered during the day.

Join live from 11:00 BST on Thursday 15th June!

Link to event website for schedule and tunning in.

🇬🇧 World’s first ‘standard’ for the circular economy launched in the UK

In the UK the BSI (business standards company) has launched a new standard for the circular economy – ‘BS 8001: 2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations’.

As the first standard of its kind both in the UK and globally, BS 8001 was developed to provide guiding principles for organisations and individuals to consider and implement longer term practices, that keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times.

Working alongside BSI the Ellen MacArthur Foundation contributed to the development of the standard, helping to ensure its practical relevance to business, and its accessibility to those without prior knowledge of the circular economy. The standard is intended to be used flexibly by those who adopt it – irrespective of size, sector, type or location.

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🇫🇮 Schedule for WCEF17 available!


Three days full of interesting presentations, side events and great opportunities for networking in the beautiful capital of Finland. To be honest it is a pity that in the Boulevard Sessions you have to choose to attend one out of four because the line up is great.

In session one it would be difficult to decide between 17 Circular SMEs Meet the 17 SDGs and Innovation Challenges for the Circular Economy. On the one side numerous and various different examples of successful CE implementations and on the other hand expert insights on how innovation challenges can drive circular innovation by executives of H&M, IKEA, NESTA, and Novozymes (world leader in biological solutions). High class!

In session two it is an easy one for me Economic Research on the Circular Economy, including a discussion about ”How should we be measuring and studying the circular economy?” This is highly interesting! If you thinks so too, may check out the ‘Circularity Indicators Project‘ of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as well. In it they provided companies with a methodology and tools to assess how well a product or company performs in the context of a circular economy. And they even tested it by a group of leading European businesses with real product data.

Anyway, section three is also easy for me Future Technologies for the Circular Economy. Passionate about innovation and future developments this would be my place to be.

Which sessions would you attend?

Schedule for WCEF17 in Helsinki on 5-7 June 2017