We have a long way to go in a short time when it comes to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). One paradigm shift that would certainly help the cause is a circular economy led revolution in goods and services.
In a bid to push the needle in this direction, the World Economic Forum circular economy initiative, Scale360°, is launching a ‘youth-led grassroots pilot program with Global Shapers‘, an international networker of game changers. Together they will support pioneers ‘design, organise, and deliver interventions that support circular economy solutions tailored to local needs’ through the first circular innovation hubs launching in four Global Shapers hubs: Brussels, Turin, Bangkok and Mexico City. Where policymakers, business leaders and scientists will collaborate to accelerate circular change.
“We’re at an inflection point in today’s very linear ‘take-make-dispose’ economy,” said Jamie Butterworth, Circularity Capital Partner and Scale360° board member. “The Forum’s Scale360° hubs will play an important role in further fostering collaborative innovation and accelerating the transition towards a more restorative, circular economy.”
Sara Lee, Mexico City Hub Scale360° Project Co-lead, added: “This initiative allows each of us to have local impact while imagining the global possibilities of our actions. Considering the local and the global will help us make progress for a circular future.”