Elen Macarthur Foundation


The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works in education, business innovation and analysis to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

A circular economy is one that is restorative by design, and which aims to keep products, components and materials at their highest utility and value at all times, distinguishing between technical and biological cycles.

  • Join us this April at Re-thinking Progress

    Discover the schedule for the 2-day event with session details and speaker bios

  • Circular Economy Global Network Map

    Discover circular economy thinking around the world on our interactive Global Network Map.

  • The Schmidt-MacArthur Fellowship

    An international fellowship programme for postgraduate students and their university tutors on creative and innovative thinking around the circular economy.

  • Circular Economy 100

    Some 90 organisations have already confirmed their membership of the CE100 - a global alliance designed to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.

  • Videos

    Over 60 lectures, animations and case studies on the circular economy and related topics.

  • Business

    The Ellen MacArthur Foundation aims to support a two-way development between education and business, helping to catalyse and showcase examples of innovation through the framework of a circular economy.

  • Education

    Working with schools and universities to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future



Latest line up of speakers for Re-thinking Progress 2015
26th February 2015 – We are pleased to reveal the latest list of confirmed speakers and sessions for our annual event at the Uni...
Ellen MacArthur joins the TED2015 line-up
23rd February 2015 – We are thrilled to announce that Ellen MacArthur will join the line up of speakers at TED2015, which will b...
Project MainStream launches three new programmes
23rd January 2015 – Today sees Project MainStream launch a new project outline containing three programmes to accelerate the tr...

The Economics

The first macroeconomic report series into the size of the prize for business in the transition to a circular economy


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Global Partners of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Circular Economy 100 Members