A CGR analysis consists of the following steps:
We conduct a national metabolism analysis to provide clients with a clear picture of what happens at end-of-use and the extent to which resources are cycled back into the economy. This analysis allows us to calculate the Circularity Gap Metric (CGM) as a baseline of circularity—a highly comparable metric across nations and regions that enables national stakeholders to benchmark against similar economies and to monitor their transition to a circular economy over time.
We then identify key sectors and interventions for the transition to a circular economy by developing and modeling a set of ‘what if’ scenarios, which quantify the potential impact of specific strategies on the CGM. We also calculate the benefits these strategies can have on national climate change targets, the labour and skills market and the economy as a whole, in order to build a vision of what a circular economy could actually look like at a national level.
We also form a cross-sector group of stakeholders from academia, businesses, NGOs and governments to paint a more robust picture of the state of the economy and the strategic bottlenecks that exist to transition. A vital ingredient for success, the coalition ensures our analysis is validated by experts and that key messages reach the right decision makers as well as a broader audience.