The circular economy has been gaining growing attention in the U.S. thanks to the tremendous opportunities it offers to individual companies, investors, governments and cities, and other players, and also because of the systemic benefits that will result from accelerating this transition within one of the world’s largest and most influential economies.
In setting up the U.S. Hub, we understood there was an huge willingness by US stakeholders to explore the concept further and saw appetite in the global CE100 Programme to work in the U.S , where many members have a significant presence. Launched in March 2016, the CE100 USA is a dedicated programme for U.S. based and focused organisations.
The structure of a global network operating symbiotically with localised hubs allows both local and global members to take advantage of the macro trends and micro local economic conditions in their transition to becoming circular businesses in a more effective economic system.
The CE100 USA provides a national pre-competitive innovation platform tapping into the specifics of the U.S. market such as its leading innovation climate and sizable internal market. Like its global counterpart, the CE100 USA provides member organisations with unique insights, capacity building, networking and collaboration opportunities, to accelerate U.S. members along their circular economy journeys.