The mission of Stichting (Foundation) Circle Economy 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.
The Foundation does not have any employees.
In 2020, Stichting Circle Economy received different gifts and donations from various foundations and funding organisations, including Adessium Foundation, De Hoge Dennen and the United Nations Environment Programme. These funds were used to support the following projects:
- 'Circularity Gap Reporting Initiative', to update a 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.
- STAP-GEF Programme, to advise the Global Environment Facility (GEF) on how developing countries and countries with economy in transition can implement circular approaches to reduce GHG emissions and deliver other environmental and socio-economic co-benefits, including how to deal with barriers to implementation.
- The Circle City Scan Tool, which enables municipalities, consultants or project developers to identify focus areas, discover opportunities and create action plans for the circular Economy. The tool employs a fact-based innovation and transformation process based on a local multi-stakeholder model.
- 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.
The Foundation (Stichting) is expected to receive gifts and donations from various sources, including:
- De Hoge Dennen
- Adessium Foundation
- and others
These funds will be used to support projects in the field of circularity that support the public good. When Stichting Circle Economy 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, please refer to the attached document: Internal Regulations Stichting Circle Economy 2017.
Address: Keizersgracht 532 1017 EK Amsterdam
Chair: Sietze Hepkema
Secretary: Karin Jironet
Member: Robert-Jan van Ogtrop
Please find attached our most recent financial annual reports.