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Ellen MacArthur joins PACE board of directors

January 17, 2020
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Launched in 2018 at the World Economic Forum, PACE is an initiative to drive public-private action and collaboration. It has since grown to include more than 75 CEOs, ministers, and heads of organisations working to bring about the circular economy at speed and scale.

Achieving circularity on a global scale requires concerted action and the involvement of all stakeholders, from emerging innovators to international institutions. PACE helps bring everyone together to demonstrate and stimulate progress.

- Dame Ellen MacArthur - Founder, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

PACE is now co-led by World Resources Institute and has active projects underway on plastics, food, and electronics in Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Coming from government, business, and civil society, Ellen joins alongside:

· Inger Andersen, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

· Lisa Jackson, vice president of Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives, Apple

· Stientje van Veldhoven, Minister for the Environment and Housing, Government of the Netherlands.

All of the new board members bring years of experience and leadership to help address the world’s consumption challenge and speed up the transition to a circular economy.

These four leaders will provide world-class leadership and guidance to our global network. With a breadth of global expertise and relationships from geopolitics and economics to natural capital, PACE’s new board members will further enable us to understand social and environmental problems and how we can change systems at speed and scale through collective action.

- David McGinty - global director, PACE

The new directors will join existing board members who represent Royal Philips, Global Environment Facility, Accenture Strategy, World Resources Institute, and the World Economic Forum.

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