With once-in-a-lifetime events such as pandemics, civil uprisings, and major climate events taking place on a seemingly
consistent basis, the urgency to design new, regenerative economic models is critical for social, environmental, and economic stability.
Join the author of Green Swans & Thought Leader John Elkington, Founder and CEO of Metabolic Eva Gladek, Managing Director at
Closed Loop Partners Bridget Croke, Senior Manager of Circular Economy & Sustainable Solutions at Enel North America Peter Perrault,
and Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at PYXERA Global John Holm, for an informative webinar as they discuss the vast potential
and limitations of the Circular City concept and the current enabling environment.
While the term “circular economy” is rapidly becoming a hot topic in the private, public, social, and academic sectors to market the transformation of a new regenerative economic platform that “designs out waste and pollution”, “keeps products in use” and
“regenerates natural systems”, the fact of the matter is that the majority of the world’s population responsible for this transition
is implicitly and sometimes explicitly not included in this conversation. While it is critical that we engage the most marginalized
stakeholder groups to authentically take ownership of the circular transition and localize the circular economy to solve the problems
that are most pressing in their own respective communities, candid dialog and goodwill is not enough. To truly and meaningfully
transition to a regenerative and inclusive circular ecosystem, the creation, enactment, and enforcement of policy must be front and
center to create authentic change.
In that context, PYXERA Global partnered with the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy to create a living laboratory
for regenerative and inclusive circular economy policy creation. Leveraging PYXERA Global’s existing projects and partners, leading graduate and post-graduate policy students from around the world collaborated virtually and curated 5 distinct policy papers –
ranging from Tribal Nation and Tribes in Alaska and Montana, Waste Collectors in Ghana, to bubble tea in Singapore – focusing on
an “Inclusive Circular Economy” policy theme. In the final report, you will capture a detailed glimpse of policy’s crucial role in creating
a regenerative and inclusive economic platform – with three of these projects currently underway. We hope you find the report inspirational for your next circular project!