Today’s economy is hugely wasteful. Most of the materials we use, we lose, the things we make are consistently under-utilised, and our efforts to fix it treat the symptoms, not the cause. By fundamentally rethinking industrial systems, there is an enormous opportunity to generate economic, environmental, and societal benefits.
The Systemic Initiatives aim to accelerate the global transition towards a circular economy by applying circular principles to key material streams. Working with businesses, governments, philanthropists, innovators, and NGOs, Systemic Initiatives spark unprecedented levels of cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation.
The Systemic Initiatives emerged under the umbrella of Project Mainstream, a CEO-led global initiative by the World Economic Forum and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, with the aim to help scale business driven circular economy innovations.