about us

Our mission is to accelerate the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy


At Circle Economy, we believe in a visionary future for our planet — one in which we do not have to compromise in order to achieve economic, social, and environmental prosperity. As an impact organisation, we connect and empower a global community to create the conditions for systemic transformation. With nature as our mentor, we work alongside businesses, cities and governments to identify opportunities to make the transition to the circular economy, and provide a powerful combination of practical and scalable solutions to turn these opportunities into reality.

Our mission is to empower a global community of businesses, cities and governments to accelerate the transition to the circular economy through practical and scalable insights and solutions that address humanity’s greatest challenges.






Not-for-profit


Circle Economy is a not-for-profit organisation, and partially relies on the support of philanthropic partners to carry out the work we do. Learn more about our programmes, how we work with our partners, and our latest impact report

Our People

Bas
Buiter
Operations Manager
Hélène
Smits
Associate – Circle Textiles Programme
Natalia
Papu
Researcher and Analyst – Circle Textiles Programme
Ilektra
Kouloumpi
Senior Strategist Thriving Cities
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We do not really have any choice. It is time to use our collective intelligence to redesign our way of working with nature as inspiration since it is, in itself, a perfect ‘circle economy’.
Robert-Jan van Ogtrop
Founder & Board Member, Circle Economy

Our BOARD

Lorenzo
Grabau
Tech Investor
Louise
Vet
Director, NIOO-KNAW
Herman
Wijffels
Economist, Sustainable Finance Lab
Robert-Jan
van Ogtrop
Founder, Circle Economy