The Circulars, the world's premier circular economy awards, has now evolved into an action-oriented accelerator programme - The Circulars Accelerator. Led by Accenture, in partnership with Anglo American, Ecolab and Schneider Electric, and in collaboration with UpLink and the World Economic Forum, the programme will connect industry leaders with 17 ground-breaking circular economy entrepreneurs to scale up disruptive, cross-sector value chain innovation at an unprecedented pace.

The Decade to Deliver on the Global Goals is upon us and the acceleration of the circular economy can help us forge a more sustainable, prosperous future for all.

Watch this livestreamed session on this page to welcome the cohort of 2021 and to officially launch The Circulars Accelerator at 14:00 CET on 11 February 2021.


Hosted by:

Antonia Gawel, Head of Circular Economy and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee, World Economic Forum


Peter Lacy, Chief Responsibility Officer & Global Sustainability Services Lead, Accenture

Froydis Cameron-Johansson, Head of International & Government Relations, Anglo American

Christophe Beck, CEO, Ecolab

Olivier Blum, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer, Schneider Electric

Jan Gilg, President, SAP S/4 HANA, SAP

Wesley Spindler, Sustainability Strategy Director & Global Circular Economy Lead and Program Director of The Circulars, Accenture

Ashish Gadnis, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, BanQu

Natasha Franck, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, EON

Jehiel Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, Hello Tractor