A 3-day intensive circular learning experience, exploring how the circular economy works in practice, and how to develop robust strategies for your own organisation – built on immersive training & education, pioneered in Scandinavia.
Businesses need to develop their capabilities in this important field at a rapid pace – to enable greater resilience and profitability, harness new market opportunities, as well as delivering radical leaps in sustainability performance.
In this course, we’ll explore:
Personal learning outcomes:
Develop an integrated mindset and systems thinking, understand circular economy strategy and practice, reimagine future business possibilities, develop circular economy solutions, design new business models, develop holistic business case models, build confidence in developing and presenting new strategies.
Why this course?
You’re busy in business. Your organisation is developing a range of sustainability initiatives to improve your footprint, but also looking for the next big idea to improve your impact, while enabling responsible growth and improved profitability. You’ve heard the circular economy could provide a path forward. You want to understand how it works in practice, to learn from the experiences of other enterprises, and develop robust strategies for your own organisation. You’re also keen to learn in the beating heart of the sustainability revolution – Scandinavia.
Mike is an influential business and economic transformation leader, board member, speaker, teacher, and writer – with thirty-five years of experience in business, supply chain, consultancy, education & training, and engineering. He has worked with a wide range of organisations, large and small, in all sectors in UK, Europe, North America and Japan, including: Aviva plc, BAA, Barclays Bank plc, Birmingham Business School, British Airways, Copenhagen Business School, DIS-Copenhagen, Environment Agency, EY, Home Office, IKEA, LoyaltyOne, Mace Group, Lund University, Norsk Ombruk, Severn Trent Water, Thames Water plc, Triodos Bank, and many others, including Paul Polman at Unilever. Mike is also author of The Quiet Revolution (Routledge, forthcoming), and editor of Reframing the Game (2015).
Katie is an international leader in the circular economy – involved in research, writing, teaching and consulting on all business aspects of this important discipline. She has a PhD on Circular Business Models that Extend Product Value from Lund University. Katie also teaches courses on eco-design, and has created and marketed ‘In the Loop’ – a serious game for systems thinking and circular economy awareness. Katie hosts ‘Getting In the Loop’, a weekly podcast that enables experts to stay connected to what’s happening in the field of circular economy. Katie has previously worked at Circle Economy, a non-profit, circular economy-focused organisation based in Amsterdam where she led the Circular Design Program.