Designing inclusiveness into the circular economy: #circlechat

May 12, 2017

We need a system that is inclusive by design and provides a chance for those who have been left out of the conversation to have a say in our common future.

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Circle Economy’s official Twitter chat (#circlechat) is back for a second edition, May 24, at 6pm (GMT+2). Harald Friedl, Circle Economy’s new CEO, and Alexandre Lemille, “Circular Economy 2.0” advocate and senior lecturer on the circular economy, will be taking questions and sharing their vision on designing inclusiveness into the circular economy.

 

We need a system that is inclusive by design and provides a chance for those who have been left out of the conversation to have a say in our common future.

 

A future-proof economy is only as good as the balance it is able to restore, not only to our planet, but also to our people. Poverty and injustice have been feeding each other for far too long now, and it’s time to break this loop.

As the circular economy concept continues to evolve, it’s important we acknowledge and move away from the linear use of human beings as capital. Beyond regenerating our planet, the circular economy should also empower and invest in the people that support it. It should give them back the agency that linear models stripped away, and make space for them in the closed loops it creates. We need to give more than we take.

Harald Friedl and Alexandre Lemille share this vision. They are also working tirelessly to make it a reality and will be joining us on Twitter to share their thoughts and answer any questions you may have!

Join us and get inspired on May 24, at 6pm (GMT+2), using the hashtag #circlechat!

Tweet us if you want us to send you a reminder the day of the chat! Not sure how to participate? Check out our FAQ and insights from our last #circlechat for more information!

 


Before joining Circle Economy in 2017, Harald spent 5 years in Myanmar, during which he co-founded Impact Hub Myanmar, headed the market development for the world market leader of electromechanical hydropower projects in the country and co-founded Myanmar’s first pre-incubation programme for social enterprises. Prior to moving to Myanmar, he lived in New York where he worked as the Head of Office for the Assistant Secretary General and acted as the spokesperson for the Deputy Prime Minister of Finance in Austria.

Alex is the founder of Wizeimpact, a for-purpose thrivability consultancy that leverages business-as-a-powerful-tool to find solutions to our social and economic challenges. In 2016 Alex was recognised as Highly Commended in the Circular Economy Leadership category by the World Economic Forum. He co-founded the African Circular Economy Network with the aim of promoting a socially inclusive approach to Circular Economy for the African continent.



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