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The mission of Stichting (Foundation) Circle Economy Funding is to support projects which either:
  • advance the field of the circular economy by empowering individuals, advancing the knowledge available in the field, and/or creating useful outputs in the form of tools, methodologies, or programs that can be further used by the field of circular economy and sustainability; and or:
  • advance the ability of circular economy practices, examples, innovations, etc. to be used in the public domain by citizens, governments, and the public at large.

Our remuneration policy (ons beloningsbeleid)

The Foundation has 60 employees.
Circle Economy is an international team of 50+ experts from data, digital, industrial ecology, sociology and economics backgrounds aiming to drive a circular transition that delivers environmental, economic and social benefits.

Download Circle Economy’s overview brochure below.


The Foundation has received gifts and donationas from the following sources in 2023: De Hoge Dennen, Personio Foundation, BMW Foundation, Laudes Foundation, Goldschmeding Foundation, European Climate Foundation, Fundació Impulsa Balears, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UNESCO-UNEVOC, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Commission HORIZON Programme, Oxfam Novib, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, IDB Invest.

These funds will be used to support projects in the field of circularity that support the public good. When Stichting Circle Economy Funding receives proposals for funding that are in line with our mission, proposals will be reviewed by the Stichting Board of Directors.

For more information regarding the internal controls and policies of Stichting Circle Economy Funding, please refer to the attached document: Internal Regulations Stichting Circle Economy.

Address: Mauritskade 64, 1092 AD Amsterdam
RSIN: 852056291

OUR previous ACTIVITIES for

In 2022, Stichting Circle Economy Funding received different gifts and donations from funding organisations. We'd like to extend a huge thanks to MAVA Foundation, Personio Foundation, De Hoge Dennen, BMW Foundation, Laudes Foundation, Goldschmeding Foundation, Fundació Impulsa Balears, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), UNESCO-UNEVOC, European Investment Bank (EIB), European Commission HORIZON Programme, EIT Climate-KIC, Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Oxfam Novib, IDB Invest, member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group. These funds were used to support the following projects: Core support, Balearic Region - Baseline Assessment, Circular Jobs Initiative, Built Environment, Digital Strategy, Regenerative Economy, SWITCH to Circular Economy Value Chains, Cities and Finance, Agrifood, Train the Trainer, Development of the Circularity Gap Report for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Circularity Gap Report Initiative

Support on updating the global circularity metric that measures the state of the world economy and provide new high-level insights into the global metabolism as well as identify key levers for transitioning to circularity, expand and strengthen a global, cross-sector group of stakeholders from academia, businesses, NGOs and governments and progress the alignment and consolidation of metrics for circularity by contributing to the formation of an international group of stakeholders.
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Enabling Circle Economy in their operational excellence and to support scalability of their services. This includes identifying improvements on operations, customer experience, synergies with Product roadmaps, as well as consistent use of best-practice interface designs, to ensure the relevant brand identity is ultimately deployed and incorporated across digital products and websites. This has resulted in improvements in existing digital tools, as well as launches for newer platforms such as Ganbatte, Circular Assessment Tool (CAT), and Circularity Academy (CAMY).


Strengthening the data, information and knowledge base and management of Circle Economy and working towards developing an internal information system to leverage efficiencies for data collection, analysis and insights generation. This was done through the coordination of a knowledge network for both content, frameworks, and data and transforming these two systems into digital products for circular changemakers globally.


van ogtrop
Founder & Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Circle Economy, Board Member of PACE, “Going Circular” Executive Producer, Board Chairman of African Parks, Investor. Building the foundation for a circular society.
prof. dr.
louise E.M. VET
Former Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), em. Professor in Evolutionary Ecology, Wageningen University.
Executive in Residence at the Oxford Said Business School. Board Member and Trustee.
Technology Investor, Executive Director at Olympia Group, and Senior Advisor at Perella Weinberg and K Group. Formerly CEO of Kinnevik, Chairman of Avito, Global Fashion Group, Rocket Internet and Lazada, and Board Member of Millicom, Tele2 and Zalando.
Clean Energy Expert and Former CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

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