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MAVA becomes a Core Philanthropic Partner of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation

June 15, 2017
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The Ellen MacArthur Foundation today officially welcomes MAVA as a new Core Philanthropic Partner. MAVA’s support will enable the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to explore new areas of research and insight that will help accelerate the global transition to a circular economy. The announcement was made at the Foundation’s 2017 Summit in London by CEO Andrew Morlet. MAVA joins existing Core Philanthropic Partner, SUN, which announced its support last year.

MAVA - Fondation pour la Nature, founded in 1994 by Dr Luc Hoffman, is a family led philanthropic foundation, with a key focus on sustainable economy.

An economy that uses resources without consideration for our planet’s natural limits cannot continue. Our aim is to help policymakers and businesses alike realise the staggering benefits of a circular economy within natural limits – across human, natural and financial capital. Having supported the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in several successful projects since 2014, we are delighted to further our partnership, to help strengthen the organisation and its work across the scope of the circular economy.

- Holger Schmid, Director, Sustainable Economy, MAVA

This new partnership builds on successful collaboration between the two organisations across several of the Foundation's projects including the Toolkit for Policymakers which provides tools and methods needed to embark on a circular economy transformation; the New Plastics Economy initiative which focuses on applying circular economy principles to build a plastics system that works; and an exploration of circular economy and industrial innovation opportunities in China.

In partnering with Ellen MacArthur Foundation, MAVA joins Core Philanthropic Partner, SUN, together with Global Partners Danone, Google, H&M, Intesa SanPaolo, NIKE, Inc., Philips, Renault and Unilever, and a wide a network of leading businesses, universities, governments and cities, in supporting the transition to a circular economy.  

MAVA has been instrumental to date in supporting the Foundation to explore the circular economy approach across a number of project areas. We are delighted to be working with MAVA as a Core Philanthropic Partner, to help us to expand our circular economy work, across all our programmes. MAVA will join a number of organisations working with the Foundation who are committed to creating a shift towards an economy that can work in the long term.

- Andrew Morlet, CEO, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation