Achieving 'growth within': Executive summary
Published in January 2017
A new report by SYSTEMIQ, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and sponsored by SUN, has identified ten attractive circular innovation and investment priorities for Europe until 2025, totalling €320 billion. The report was launched at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2017.
Shifting towards a circular economyA systems solution framework that tackles global challenges like climate change, biodiversity loss, waste, and pollution. It is based on three principles, driven by design: eliminate waste and pollution, circulate products and materials (at their highest value), and regenerate nature. could bring many benefits for growth, employment, resource dependency, health and the environment. In the European Union, this restorative and regenerative model has received support from policymakers, who have committed to implementing a long-term strategy. Shifting towards a circular economy could bring many benefits for growth, employment, resource dependency, health and the environment.
The Foundation's previous research Growth Within outlined a long-term circular economy vision for Europe; this new report identifies the most important investment opportunities along with the policy reforms and business actions needed to unlock them. The report focuses on the mobility, food and built environment value chains, which together represent 60% of consumer expenditure and 80% of resource use.
To quote this study, please use the following reference: SYSTEMIQ and Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Achieving 'growth within' (2017).
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