Circular Economy
In
Practice

TRANSITION
ACCELERATION 

Get ready for the circular green transition

Circular Economy has become one of the leading pathways to achieving a more sustainable future. Especially in business we have the opportunity to change processes, materials and habits. Whether it is the products we produce, the offices we work in, or the events we organize, innovative circular solutions are being developed and prepared for scaling. But achieving circularity requires a holistic transformation. It affects business processes and models, and ultimately entire ecosystems. 

Studio Nima accompanies organizations on their journey towards a Circular Economy. We help explore and recognize opportunities, provide know-how in the field of circular economy, build ties with innovators across various sectors and support the implementation of circular (pilot) projects. Circular Economy is more than a vision. It’s a need and an opportunity. Let’s build it together!

 
Circular Economy Capacity Building

Many actors are aware of the urgent need to transform the current linear economic model into a circular one. However, the way to get there is still unclear for many. Knowledge generation & knowledge transfer are crucial to achieve a Circular Economy. We want to enable you to identify opportunities to make your company more circular and build partnerships that you will benefit from in the future. 

To achieve this we offer group or individual formats that allow you to deep-dive into the topic of Circular Economy to build up relevant know-how e.g. in relation to existing circular technologies, business models, hurdles, concrete solutions and actors with whom to cooperate. 

WHERE?

| On-site in Munich or Berlin

| Virtual workshops feasible as well

WORKSHOP MODULES

Note: This is an exemplary workshop agenda – adaptation to the customer’s needs is planned

INTRODUCTION

Key Concepts of Circular Economy
CE Strategies & Best Practice Solutions
Upcoming directives and legislation

EXPERT IMPULSE

Impulse presentation and Q&A with selected CE practitioner and expert (to be defined jointly)

LUNCH

WORKING SESSIONS
(Multiple sessions in parallel possible, if desired)

VALUE CHAIN ANALYSIS
High-level analysis of the company’s value chain as to identify value leakages and circular potential

FUTURE SCENARIO
Creative and inspirational session to picture how a circular future for the company could look.

DEEP DIVE
Case-based work on a specific CE topic & lessons learnt for own company

CLOSING
Exchange of results from breakout groups & closing session

We have given workshops in more than 25 countries!

WHY GO CIRCULAR?

There are many reasons for a transition to a circular economy.
From a business perspective, they include among others:

Supply Chain Security

  • Linear procurement systems expose companies to risks, including higher resource prices and volatility as well as supply disruptions
  • Circular procurement seeks to decouple revenue from material input

COST SAVINGS

  • At EU level, transitioning to a circular economy yields a net material cost saving opportunity of USD 340 to 630 billion p.a.
  • For companies, circularity is a long-term decision. If well-planned, measures that design out waste, set recollection incentives or make product disassembly and recycling easier, will pay off in the long run

NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

  • Putting dedicated thinking into circular approaches often results in business model innovation and the unlocking of new revenue streams. Companies increasingly move in this direction, e.g. through internal accelerator programmes

Amplified Value Creation

  • While our current linear economy leaks value throughout the value chain (e.g. waste), circular approaches seek to extend the phases of product life and capture value as to keep it in the system
  • Circular economy business models also tend to benefit different market participants, including local providers and organizations with environmental or social objectives

UPCOMING LEGISLATION

  • “Mainstreaming” of circular economy has begun. The Circular Economy Action Plan, for instance, is an important element of the EU Commission’s Green Deal
  • National legislations that enforce circular requirements are to be expected in the next few years

Sources: Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Planetly, Accenture, McKinsey