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10 days left to enter The Circulars – dive into great circular cases

Don’t forget – still 10 days to enter The Circulars. An initiative of the World Economic Forum and the Forum of Young Global Leaders is the world’s premier circular economy award program, offering recognition to individuals and organizations from commerce and civil society across the globe that have made notable contributions to the circular economy in the private sector, public sector and society.

Here is The Circular 2016 Year book where you can find all great and inspiring case studies on all of The Circulars 2016.

Organizers emphasize entrants to the awards are leading the way in driving innovation and growth that is decoupled from the use of scarce natural resources. Awards will be presented in a ceremony at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2017.

 Slovenian circular economy cases will be among entrants

This year for the first time Circular Change was invited to join as a regional partner to help spread the news about the Awards. And gladly at this point we can say also Slovenian circular economy cases will be among entrants.  They will join leading circular group of more than 400 companies and projects enter the award in past two years.

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.

 

 »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

 

B16_4649_Trophy_high rezThe circular economy is at the core of global leader in optimized resource management, Veolia’s, strategy and commitments. By breaking water, waste and energy silos, and innovating by combining digital technologies with advanced industrial processes, Veolia has led circular collaboration across industries, cities, and communities.

Building on the expertise of its 179,000 people, the company has developed circular models including remanufacturing from waste, prolongation of equipment lifecycles, renewable supplies and wastewater recycling. Today, Veolia manages the energy services of over 2,000 industrial facilities and has recovered over 38 million tons of waste in 2014. It is focused on its commitment to the planet via continued innovation, cooperation and business transformation by building and shaping the circular economy.

Great and inspiring case studies

But this is just one and very short example of last year circular economy cases. Here is The Circular 2016 Year book where you can find all great and inspiring case studies on all of The Circulars 2016 Winners, Runners Up, Finalists and Highly Commended entries.

“We hope you find the stories within encouraging, and that they signify we are well on our way to making the circular economy a reality,” David, Ida, Peter & Rain from The YGL Circular Economy Taskforce Co-Chairs wrote in Thank you note at the beginning of the Year book.

And we hope too and wishing you nice inspirational journey through The Circular Year book 2016.

Meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers”. Join us at Open Circle!

 

Have you been wondering what this “Circular Economy” is actually about?

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet Circular Economy “movers and shakers” and maybe catch a ticket to the WEF in Davos!

Join us at Open Circle – on Wednesday, September 14th 2016, at 4:00pm, in the Circular Change Office, Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9, Ljubljana

Since the spring, Ljubljana has not only been the Green Capital of Europe 2016, but also a new and fast-rising EU Circular Economy (CE) Hot Spot. In September 2016, Slovenia will join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as one of “circular” countries. Circular Change – an international engagement platform – is playing a significant role in this transition to a more Circular Economy.

More and more questions are coming from companies and individuals about how to  contribute and participate in speeding up the transition to a Circular Economy. So, we have decided to launch and run quarterly events called Open Circles – to meet and talk together about Circular Economy issues.

We are ready to listen to your questions, explore the opportunities and enable the change towards a more Circular Economy. We will chat, connect and share ideas in a very informal atmosphere, hosted by Ladeja Godina Košir, the initiator of Circular Change.

Besides coffee and soft drinks, we will serve you a fresh, tasty and ambitious Circular Change programme for 2016/17, confirmed by our Advisory Board.

 

Twitter Image_3What about the ticket to the Davos World Economic Forum? As a regional supporter of the world’s premier Circular Economy awards, The Circulars, we will introduce you to the programme and application process.

No opportunity occurs and no change is made without dedicated people who know the direction to follow. Join us! Let’s create circular stories together.

The Open Circle will take place in our offices at Giacomelli media, Trdinova street 9,
Ljubljana, on September 14th from 4-6pm.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

There is no fee for the event but the number of participants is limited so please register at:  join@circularchange.com. If you have any questions you can contact us at +386 01 620 96 91.

 

Premier circular economy awards accepting entries for the 2017

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.

Why enter?

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.

Judging Process

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.

You can contact also our Circular Change platform on join@circularchange.com and you will get all needed support to create a compelling entry for The Circular Economy Awards 2017.

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.

Important dates

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: awardteam@thecirculars.org Visit The Circulars website for more information and to apply for this year’s program! TheCirculars2017_Flyer

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