We are thrilled to announce Circular Initiative 2023 – an extraordinary event showcasing the power of circularity for business profitability.
This year, we are exploring the possibilities of scaling. Together, we embrace the lessons learned from successes and failures of actual cases, generously shared by the industry. Armed with insights, we embark on a transformative journey that takes us from the initial stages of prototyping and testing new business models, to the pivotal phase of scaling up.
这个项目充满了有趣和inspirational talks from pioneering industry leaders. Anders Hvid – speaker, author, and co-founder of Dare Disrupt – will deliver keynotes about the role of technology when scaling up, as well as what nature can teach us. There will also be a highly anticipated expert panel conversation focused around current and upcoming laws and regulations affecting the scale-up of circular ventures.
This is the fifth Circular Initiative, an annual gathering that unites influential decision-makers from industry, tech, business, academia, and politics. It is the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, spark new collaborations, and exchange experiences, while exploring the latest advancements in circularity.
Our shared mission is turning circularity into profitable business; only then will the transformation to a circular society take place.
Let’s embark on the journey of scaling up circularity together!
Circular Initiative 2023 boasts an impressive program, featuring speakers from more than a dozen pioneering industry leaders, two panel discussions, and keynotes delivered by an "honest rebel" looking to create disruptive change where needed.
Ignite your inspiration with this film, capturing the essence of last year’s event – Circular Initiative 2022
The world as we know it has changed. The times are challenging, but also full of opportunities. Collaboration, innovation and technical development are more important than ever, not to mention concrete plans and bold goals.
Circular Initiative started with the realization that we now use more resources than the Earth can provide, and the desire to turn that around. We know, for a fact, that circular and sustainable material flows have a substantial impact on the climate. A quarter of our global annual emissions are directly connected to the production of materials.
We want to be part of the solution and improve the way we care for the Earth’s resources. To achieve that, we need to close the loop and keep products and materials within the system for as long as possible. The manufacturing industry can do more to prevent waste from being generated and make better use of the residual material that does arise at various production stages. With technological development and new, wider collaborations, resources can be preserved and more circular flows created.
Circular Initiative is an extraordinary event showcasing the power of circularity for business profitability. The main aims are to initiate collaboration, highlight common goals, and support cross-company actions that will turn circularity into profitable business, as well as guide future sustainable and prosperous endeavors.
The initiative is run by Stena Recycling, with collaborative partners from various industries, such as investment corporation Investor AB. We are very proud of all our collaborations and always happy to welcome new partners. Do you want to join and help us grow the circle? Contact Stena Recycling’s initiators and curators of this one-of-a-kind forum:Lovisa Andersson, Head of Global Brand and Marketing, orFredrik Heijne, Senior Advisor.
“No one can solve these challenges on their own. The whole idea with Circular Initiative is to raise awareness about the topic and share information and knowledge.”
Kristofer Sundsgård, CEO of Stena Recycling Group
“We have reached a point where society demands that the industry takes responsibility. If you don’t engage in sustainability issues, you will lose both customers and staff – you will not survive as a company. But if you properly address these issues, you will not only support global environmental goals – you will probably also do better business.”
Jacob Wallenberg, Chairman of Investor AB