Governance for the Circular Economy

Leadership observations

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Governance for the Circular Economy is fundamental to engage necessary change. New patterns of interaction in civil society, corporations and governments are required to enable transformation and to realise impact. What are the strategic building blocks of governance for the Circular Economy? Many initiatives are limited by the systems controls and values in operation more than a half century ago. A new approach to governance, based on a regenerative system for the environment is required. For this reason, we interviewed 20 thought leaders worldwide. We have begun a dialogue with these leaders on how to address this challenge from their perspective within their distinct disciplines. Their observations and recommendations are combined in this report. This action research is a first initiate to develop regenerative practices.

Governance for the Circular Economy
By Susan Stuebing and Cees Anton de Vries
Funded by C&A Foundation and Origame b.v.
72 Pages
Paperback ISDN 9789082961904

December 2018
20 Leaders in Sustainability and Change
10 Principles to build governance
For Business, Government and NGOs.

We invite you to participate in this dialogue on reframing governance to meet the needs of a circular economy. Practitioners in the circular economy, executives in business, leaders in government and activists in NGOs and other non-profits are invited to share experiences and exchange views. By applying 10 principles for CE governance, we can begin to develop a new, common and powerful theory of change.

Please join our collaboration and share your comments below.

If global patterns continue as they now are, our planet will soon accommodate 10 billion people. Scientists warn that our lifestyle is not sustainable, and that humans have disrupted nature and diminished bio-diversity. Swift action towards regeneration is required. On every continent civil action groups and NGOs promote new patterns of production and consumption. However the contributions are scattered. Our planet will benefit from collaborative learning that will unfold the conditions and mechanisms to create robust regenerative patterns. We invite your suggestions and experiences to help build a Circular Economy.

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