Transformation into the Circular Economy

„Circular Economy means better thinking of economic activities."

The implementation of the circular economy in a highly developed and open economy must alsoanswer the question of how international competitiveness, attractiveness as a business location, employment and income can be guaranteed and further developed.

Do competitiveness and circular economy fit together?
Since its foundation, has intensively dealt with questions and possibilities of the circular economy in various projects and deals with corresponding topics that are of essential importance in terms of competitiveness and location quality.

Digitization and new business models
Inter- and transdisciplinary projects also in Public Private Partnerships, an efficient digitisation and above all fundamentally new and systemically conceived business models are key elements. supports its customers to implement corresponding partnerships and projects. The circular economy requires social and economic rethinking and technological innovations.

Projects in the context of the circular economy currently supports you with:

  • public and private economic strategies and new forms of innovation promotion
  • the future role and self-image of public and semi-public research organisations
  • questions of a more sustainable aviation.

Useful sources and information
When working on projects, sometimes uses freely accessible basics and follows organisations and events in the context of the circular economy. These sources and information can be useful for third parties interested in the topic. The following links will give you access to this information.

1. Fundamentals of the Circular Economy

The 17 SDGs derived from the so-called Brundtland Report were adopted in 2015 at the UN Summit in New York as part of Agenda 2030. The corresponding Agenda 2030 came into force on 1 January 2016. Switzerland has also committed itself to achieving these goals. To this end, the Confederation has developed The Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS).

2. Organisations for the promotion of sustainability with reference to Switzerland include:

3. Fundamentals of the circular economy

The foundations of the circular economy have a long tradition and are based on various schools of thought. A good overview can be found on the website of the British Ellen MacArthur Foundation, whose purpose is to promote the circular economy. The modern concept of the circular economy was introduced in 1990 by the British economist David W. Pearce. Ken Webster published "The Circular Economy. A Wealth of Flows" as one of the first complete works on the circular economy.
ETH Prof. Dr. Lukas Bretschger: Green Economy, 2018, provides an excellent and generally understandable overview of the opportunities of the green/circular economy from the point of view of economic theories.

4. Networks based in Switzerland on the subject of circular economy

5. Research and European Networks on the circular economy

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