Present: senior executive fellow at Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation on circular economy. Also Executive Vice President of University of Tokyo and Professor and Director for Center for Global Commons at University of Tokyo. Former: CEO of GEF and Deputy Vice-Minister of Finance of Japan, Country Director, World Bank; positions at the International Monetary Fund and Harvard Institute for International Development. Co-chair of Future Council for Japan, World Economic Forum. Member of China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development. Member of the Leadership Council, UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network. Board member of UN Foundation, Board member of ClimateWorks Foundation, Board member of EAT Forum, Board member of IGES.
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A more circular world will require new collaborations that can address stalemates, reshape standards and speed efforts to tackle the climate.
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The Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy launched 18 months ago, and has already made great strides with projects around the world. Now it's time to scale those up - and we need...