We envision an economic system that ensures the planet and all living beings can thrive

Welcome to Circle Economy

We are a global impact organisation founded in 2011 as a cooperative. Today, we have grown into a team of 60+ experts who have worked with over 150 businesses, 55 cities and 27 nations around the world. It is our goal to double global circularity by 2032 to avoid climate breakdown.

Together, we work toward this goal from the heart of Amsterdam in our lively and pet-friendly offices at the Royal Tropical Institute. We believe that mainstreaming circular solutions is essential to live within the safe limits of the planet—for everyone, everywhere.

Our values

Courage provides us the stamina and drive to live our values and work toward transformational change in the easy and hard times.
In delivering impact, we aim to spur a global transformation of systems where all people and living beings can thrive within the safe limits of our planet.
In delivering impact, we aim to spur a global transformation of systems where all people and living beings can thrive within the safe limits of our planet.
Circle Economy is where you will find your people, common ground and diverse perspectives—a place to be your true self.

Our team

Our organisation comprises three dynamic entities, each playing a crucial role in advancing our mission to double global circularity by 2032:
Circle Economy
We develop an evidence base and build capacity to accelerate circularity across sectors, cities and nations.
Hilde van Duijn
Managing Director, Circle Economy Foundation
Circle Economy
We provide consulting services to forward-thinking leaders and businesses to identify, evaluate and implement circular solutions.
Marc de Wit
Managing Director, Circle Economy Consulting
Circularity Gap
We use data and digital tools to accelerate the shift to a circular economy, including the Circularity Gap Report.
Lieke Pijpers
Managing Director, Circularity Gap Solutions
Meet our CEO
‘During the era of industrialisation, our unchecked greed took centre stage, and we kept on producing more, thinking that more is better. We’ve unknowingly gotten stuck in a finite system—we can’t continue like this forever. But the good news is that, increasingly, policymakers and industry leaders are aware that this system is tremendously flawed’.
Ivonne Bojoh

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gender equality plan
Code of ethics
Circle Economy’s Code of Ethics acts as the organisation’s constitution. Its purpose is to provide wide-ranging and non-specific guidance to influence decision-making, enable employees to make appropriate decisions and engage in acceptable behaviour that supports our mission.
Download our Code of Ethics below.
gender equality plan
Gender equality plan
Equality of opportunity is an integral value to Circle Economy to ensure fair access and equity for all of its employees. That is why Circle Economy does not tolerate any discrimination based on gender, religion, sexual orientation, nationality and ethnicity.
Download our Gender Equality Plan below.
An economic system that ensures the planet and all people can thrive.
Circle Economy is an international team of 60+ experts from data, digital, industrial ecology, sociology and economics backgrounds aiming to drive a circular transition that delivers environmental, economic and social benefits.
Download our overview brochure below.

Our supervisory board

Members of our supervisory board have extensive experience in ecology, business and circularity. They represent all aspects of the Circle Economy ecosystem.
Robert-Jan van Ogtrop
Founder and Board Chairman of Circle Economy Foundation, Board Member of PACE, ‘Going Circular’ Executive Producer, Former Board Chairman of African Parks.
Andrienne Darenberg
Executive in Residence at the Oxford Said Business School. Board Member and Trustee.
Lorenzo Grabau
Technology Investor, Executive Director at Olympia Group, and Senior Advisor at Perella Weinberg and K Group, former CEO of Kinnevik, Global Fashion Group, Rocket Internet and Lazada, and Board Member of Millicom, Tele2 and Zalando.
Jules Kortenhorst
Former CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute, Chair of the WEF Global Future Council, former founding CEO of the European Climate Foundation and founding member of the global Energy Transitions Commission.

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