Useful tools for circular entrepreneurship
Holland Circular Hotspot collected publications and tools that provide you with practical information about the circular economy and the steps you can take for this transition, as an organization.
Experiences from EU project – circular procurement
REBus, an EU Life+ funded partnership project, is pioneering and testing a methodology that enables companies to transform their strategies to profitable, resilient and more resource efficient business models (REBMs). On their website you will find lessons learnt from pilot projects and case studies, background information and a step by step guide to implement your circular procurement resource efficient business model.
Sustainability risk assessments in complex supply chains
The ‘Raw Materials Scanner’ provides relevant information to assess and improve supply chain risks related to materials scarcity. It is a tool to build more resilient and sustainable supply chains and ensure the sustainable use of raw materials. lt is composed of searchable factsheets for 2,500 product groups and 64 raw materials. Those contain information such as the availability, price volatility, and risks relating to raw materials and product groups. The Raw Materials Scanner also provides perspectives on various approaches on how to mitigate these supply chain risks.
Sharing in the new economy
FLOOW2 facilitates companies and (healthcare) organizations to share equipment, waste, materials, services, facilities, and personnel with fellow companies through a general sharing platform. As a result, more efficient use of existing capacity, sustainable business operations, additional revenue, cost savings, and more cooperation can be achieved.
Guidelines to empower financial decision making in the circular economy
What role must financial decision makers play to accelerate the transition to the circular economy? On this webpage, you can download the white paper 6 guidelines to empower financial decision making in the circular economy. The white paper, authored by, Sustainable Finance Lab and Circle Economy and powered by Nederland Circulair!, provides financiers with practical guidelines to prepare for their new role in the circular economy.
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation has identified four essential building blocks in the transition towards a circular economy. The first one is New design, 2nd new business models, 3rd reverse cycles, 4th Enablers and favourable system conditions. On their website you can read about the building blocks, each clarified by their own case studies.
Circular Economy Toolkit
With the vast number of possibilities for creating value out of the Circular Economy and cradle-to-cradle thinking, it can be challenging to assess all the options. For this reason the University of Cambridge developed the Circular Economy Toolkit. The toolkit has consolidated all the opportunities and provides information on how companies can benefit in the circular economy. One can simply read through the toolkit, complete the 5 minute opportunity assessment tool and run one’s own workshop to start creating more valuable and sustainable products and services.
Practitioner guide to the circular economy
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development recently released the Practitioner Guide to the Circular Economy. the Practitioner Guide offers insight into over 70 strategies, 40 examples, 90 resources and numerous tools that companies can use to implement the circular economy.
The catalogue will be continuously updated to include the newest examples, strategies and tools in the circular economy space. You can check out the Practitioner Guide here: http://ceguide.org/.
Circular business models
Companies can adopt various circular business models. The Value Hill provides companies with a tool to position their business in a circular context and to develop future strategies for doing business in a circular economy. Circle Economy describes here how to create a circular business model with the Value Hill.
Deciding on which circular strategy to implement strongly influences the financeability of a business. Especially businesses that choose a Product-as- a-Service strategy. Want to take the next steps in creating a successful circular business to attract financiers? Follow the 10 step guide created by Circle Economy!