Circular Economy
In
Practice

TRANSITION
ACCELERATION 
WORKSHOPS

Get ready for the circular green transition

Circular Economy in Practice is a 1-day workshop for companies, organizations and institutions that seek to accelerate their transition to a sustainable future. We help our partners to dive deeper into the concept of circular economy and identify specific use cases and levers in their operations.

WHAT?

| One-day workshop

| 10 – 20 participants from different areas of your organization; e.g.

Department Heads
Product Engineers
Sustainability Managers
Senior Purchasers
New Business Development
& Innovation Managers
Strategy Unit

WHERE?

| On-site in Munich or Berlin

| Virtual workshops feasible as well

ON–DEMAND

| We are happy to design custom offerings for your organization

WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

KNOWLEDGE GENERATION

Increase the Circular Economy know-how in your team & learn about best practices in the field of Circular Economy

POTENTIAL LEVERS

Based on an analysis of your company’s value chain, we will jointly identify potential levers and action areas for the implementation of circular approaches

CE STRATEGIES & ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES

Learn how others approach circularity and identify relevant technologies enabling you to fuel the transition

ECOSYSTEM LEADERS

Enable your team to become pioneers within your organization and generate strategic partnership leads

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