The Circulars, an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, is the world’s premier circular economy awards program and is now accepting entries for the 2017 program. TheCirculars2017 – Fact Sheet
The awards, which are open to individuals and organisations from commerce and civil society in seven distinct categories, are designed to recognise and celebrate, on a prestigious global stage, all facets of the circular economy movement.
Organizers are convinced that by entering The Circulars 2017 you have the unique opportunity to be recognized by international business and public sector leaders from across the globe for your contribution to the circular economy. In its third year, the awards ceremony will take place at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2017. And the winner of each category will be invited to attend the ceremony and showcase their winning innovation.
An esteemed judging panel, drawn from the Young Global Leader community and leading circular economy experts across business and civil society, will review applications during Autumn 2016. In parallel, the People’s Choice Finalists will be made available on the website for public voting. You can see all awards categories here.
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Highlights from The Circulars 2016
Last year over 200 entrants from 36 countries entered, ranging from some of the world’s largest multinationals to the most innovative start-ups.On January 19th 2016, The World Economic Forum’s Community of Young Global Leaders, in collaboration with Accenture, hosted the second annual Circulars awards at the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters.
The event was a great success, with eight Circular Economy Awards being presented. Sponsors BT, Ecolab, Alliance Trust and SABMiller, together with media partner, Fortune, were on hand to recognize and celebrate this year’s winners.
Three years ago we engaged in a transformation journey towards a circular economy. We’ve changed our mission as resourcing the world, we changed our organization out of the silos.
Veolia, Winner, The Accenture Award for Circular Economy Multinational 2016
Estelle Brachlianoff, circular economy spokeswoman and Senior Vice President of Veolia in the UK and Ireland, has taken the circular economy debate to the next level. Instrumental in launching Veolia’s ‘Resourcing the World’ strategy based on a circular business model, Estelle helped the company reduce its CO2 emissions by over 22 million tons in 2014.
Beyond the organization, Estelle Brachlianoff has supported circular collaboration and inspired numerous businesses to adopt the circular economy with the message that companies can deliver change now. Estelle has become a regular conference speaker at high-profile circular economy-focused events including addressing the Ellen McArthur Foundation CE100 on ‘Living Circular – Delivering Value’ in 2015.
Watch the “Best of the Circulars 2016”, and learn more at The Circulars YouTube channel.
In 2015 winner from Slovenia
Winner of the Circular Economy Leadership 2015 was dr. Janze Potčnik. As written in argumentation for the award on The Circulars web page Janez Potočnik, is a Slovenian politician who served for five years as European Commissioner for Environment until October 31, 2014. “He brought together CEOs, politicians, civil society and researchers to develop a policy roadmap for resource efficiency. His efforts culminated in the European Commission adopting a common and coherent framework to promote the circular economy. As part of the circular economy package, the European Commission also adopted a legislative proposal to review recycling and other waste-related targets in the European Union.”
“Potočnik has been a tireless champion of circular economy models among businesses and policymakers, encouraging their adoption as common ground for action. He has put resource efficiency and the circular economy on the agenda of meetings of national ministers within Europe, and advocated them in New York as an important pillar of future UN Sustainable Development Goals. In September 2013, he received the UN Champion of the Earth Award.”
The Circulars 2015 was an amazing event that brought together people who share the same passion for change – needed and necessary. Organized at the right place – where those who are governing the economic world gather – those who are… best positioned to provide workable solutions. An event, which has a real potential to develop … and helps bring about a brighter future.
Janez Potočnik – European Commissioner for Environment 2009-2014, Winner, Circular Economy Leadership 2015
This year Potočnik is also a member of judging panel, drawn from the Young Global Leader community and leading experts across business and civil society who will review this year applications.
Entries for the 2017 program close for the People’s Choice Entrepreneur Award on 15th September, with the remaining categories closing for entry 30th September. If you want to enter The Circulars or if you have a question about the process, please email the Awards Team: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit The Circulars website for more information and to apply for this year’s program! TheCirculars2017_Flyer