The Circulars Accelerator 2022: Meet the 17 start-ups leading innovation towards a circular economy

Beatrice Di Caro
Social Media and Live Communications Lead, Digital Media, World Economic Forum
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  • Watch this livestreamed session on this page on 23 February 2022.
  • Hear more about the Circulars Accelerator cohort for 2022.
  • These 17 start-ups are scaling innovation to support the transition to the circular economy.

The Circulars Accelerator returns with the launch of its much-anticipated 2022 cohort.
The transition to the circular economy continues to be one of our best assets to forge a more sustainable, prosperous future for all.

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Led by Accenture, in partnership with Anglo American and Ecolab and in collaboration with UpLink and the World Economic Forum, the Circulars Accelerator connects ground-breaking circular economy-focused entrepreneurs with industry leaders to scale innovation across the value chain. The 17 start-ups selected from nearly 400 applicants for a place in this year’s accelerator will be announced live.

Watch this livestreamed session on 23 February 2022 at 15:00 CET on this page to welcome the cohort of 2022 and to officially launch the second year of The Circulars Accelerator.

Moderated by:

  • Emanuela Orsini, Digital Content Specialist at UpLink, 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
  • Ezgi Barcenas, Chief Sustainability Officer, AB InBev
  • Noel Kinder, Chief Sustainability Officer, Nike
  • Wesley Spindler, Sustainability Strategy Director and Global Circular Economy Lead, Accenture
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