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OUR MISSION

We empower industries, cities and nations with practical and scalable solutions to put the circular economy into action.

Our vision is an economic system that ensures the planet and all people can thrive.

Today, the world is 7.2% circular and at the brink of climate breakdown. If we double this rate, we will limit global warming to well below 2-degrees, enhance biodiversity and create cleaner air. In a world that is 17% circular, climate catastrophe will be avoided.
OUR MISSION

We are supported by generous donors to make impact.

We work to empower individuals, advance available knowledge and create useful tools, methodologies and programmes to accelerate the circular transition. Our goal is to increase the uptake of circular principles and innovations by industries, city and national governments, and the public. Donors like you make our work possible. Your donation may be tax-deductible.
There are many ways you can support Circle Economy Foundation:
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AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM THAT ENSURES THE PLANET AND ALL PEOPLE CAN THRIVE
AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM THAT ENSURES THE PLANET AND ALL PEOPLE CAN THRIVE
Circle Economy Foundation is an international team of 60+ experts with backgrounds in data, digital, industrial ecology, sociology and economics aiming to drive a circular transition that delivers environmental, economic and social benefits.

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OUR ACTIVITIES for

2023
The Foundation has received gifts and donations 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 Circle Economy Foundation receives proposals for funding that are in line with our mission, proposals will be reviewed by the Foundation Board of Directors.

Address: Mauritskade 64, 1092 AD Amsterdam
RSIN: 852056291

OUR previous ACTIVITIES for

2022
In 2022, Circle Economy Foundation 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 funding support, Balearic Islands Baseline Assessment, Circular Jobs Initiative, Built Environment programme, Digital Strategy, Regenerative Economy, SWITCH to Circular Economy Value Chains, Cities and Finance programmes, Agrifood programme, Train the Trainer courses, development of the Circularity Gap Report Latin America and the Caribbean.
Circularity Gap Report Initiative

Circularity Gap Reporting 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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Improvement

Enabling Circle Economy Foundation 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).
Improvement
Strengthening

Strengthening

Strengthening the data, information and knowledge base and management of Circle Economy Foundation 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 change-makers globally.

OUR BOARD MEMBERS

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robert-jan
van ogtrop
Founder and Board Chairman of Circle Economy Foundation, Board Member of PACE, 'Going Circular' Executive Producer, Board Chairman of African Parks, Investor. Building the foundation for a circular society.
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prof. dr.
louise E.M. VET
Former Director of the Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO-KNAW), em. Professor in Evolutionary Ecology, Wageningen University.
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andrienne
darenberg
Executive in Residence at the Oxford Said Business School. Board Member and Trustee.
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lorenzo
grabau
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.
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Jules
KortenHorst
Clean Energy Expert and Former CEO of Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI)

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