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The Circulate Podcast

A podcast from Circulate, the online location for news and insight on the circular economy and related subjects, established by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
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Apr 13, 2017

What is it people really want: a car, with all the costs of ownership and maintenance, or mobility, the service that car actually provides?

A circular economy, characterised by a smarter use of materials, energy and information, will prioritise access over ownership of products.

 

These are called product service systems, or sometimes 'performance contracts', and they could mean that customers can ride the wave of constant innovation at a lower cost than outright ownership.

In this episode we're joined by three people in this space: Rich Gilbert of the Agency of Design, Natasha Franck, Founder of Eon the 'Netflix for fashion', and Gunnlaugur Erlendsson from Enso Tyres.

This podcast was recorded as part of the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival. Find out more at thinkdif.co.

 

Mar 30, 2017

The information technology revolution has only just begun, yet it is removing jobs faster than its creating them in a global economy which has faltering growth, social tensions, unemployment and resource issues. 

What are the consequences, what needs to be done?

In this episode we hear from Nikki Silvestri, a social entrepreneur who knows we have to nurture society through these disruptions. Nikki was recorded at the launch event of the Disruptive Innovation Festival 2016.

This podcast was recorded as part of the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival. Find out more at thinkdif.co. Check out the rest of the Circulate Podcast series two here.
Mar 15, 2017

How well do you know the circular economy?

It's not a new idea, but a term that has gone from relative obscurity only five years ago, to one which any serious CEO now has on their radar. Understanding the concept is one thing; implementing a framework which requires whole systems change is quite another. Join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation as we discuss both the concept and how businesses and governments have begun to take it on.

This podcast was recorded as part of the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival. Find out more at thinkdif.co. Check out the rest of the Circulate Podcast series two here.

 

Feb 28, 2017

Google believes that business has a key role to play in being part of the solution to move from a global economy based upon ‘take-make-dispose’ to one that is based on designing waste out of systems. Google’s goal is to embed circular economic principles into the fabric of its infrastructure, operations, and culture.

We speak with Jim Miller, Google's Vice President of Global Operations to find out from him about what the circular economy can do for this leading contemporary's business.

This podcast was recorded as part of the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival. Find out more at thinkdif.co.

 
Feb 14, 2017

Before the middle of this century, the world's cities will face challenges like never before. A projected 50% growth in world population, hand-in-hand with the concentration of people in urban centres, means our cities will have to be prepared for the social, environmental and infrastructural challenges coming their way.

100 Resilient Cities (100RC) is an organisation dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges of today and the future. From Accra to Yiwu, cities around the world are supported in their distinct challenges by 100RC.

We speak with Elizabeth Yee, the Vice President of City Solutions for 100RC and help us to ask what we can learn from how cities are overcoming resilience challenges.

This podcast was recorded as part of the 2016 Disruptive Innovation Festival. Find out more at thinkdif.co.

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