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Scale360° Circular Innovation

Scale360° fast-tracks Fourth Industrial Revolution impact in the circular economy by bringing together public and private sector leaders and innovators to foster dynamic local and regional ecosystems for innovation.


The global economy was only 8.6% circular in 2019, according to the annual Circularity Gap report, shrinking from 9.1% just two years earlier. In other words, the small fraction of the economy keeping products and materials in use is getting smaller and smaller day by day.

Despite concerted efforts, CO2 emissions, natural resource extraction, and processing—around 50% of current greenhouse gas emissions—is increasing. Demand for raw materials under a ‘business-as-usual’ scenario is predicted to double by 2050.

The Opportunity

To reverse these negative trends, governments, technologists, and entrepreneurs must embrace and prioritize the circular transition.

With this in mind, Scale360° initiatives ignite innovation ecosystems for the circular economy around the world. The initiative’s unique programmes are locally led – anchored by tested methodologies and the one-of-a-kind Playbook, and foster dynamic local and regional innovation ecosystems for the circular economy.

Meanwhile, Scale360°’s diverse global community creates much-needed connectivity across a wide range of stakeholders, including financiers, technologists, activists, public servants and others in need of circular innovation solutions. Brought together by Scale360°, community members can share challenges, innovations, lessons learned, and opportunities.

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