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CE Business Models: LOOPLab Innovators taught to identify opportunities across the Circular Economy Value Chain.

Picture Caption: Break out session at the LOOPLab’s “Circular Economy Business Model Taught Programme”   The LOOPLab Incubation Program continues in full swing. Here are some highlights from the “CE Business Model” Taught Programme for LOOPLab. The physical session was handled by Dr Natalie Beinisch, the Executive Director of Circular Economy Innovation Partnership (CEIP) and covered five operating models of businesses in the circular economy ecosystem:   Picture Caption: LOOPLab Innovator, Taiwo Adewole of WasteXchange with Dr Natalie Beinisch, Executive Director CEIP In attendance were: Tunbosun Alake, SA to the Lagos State Governor on Innovation and Technology; Dr Natalie Beinisch, Executive Director, CEIP; Uchechi Chukwuma and Adeleke Ademo representing the...

Announcing the 2022 Circular Lagos Challenge Winners

CEIP, GIZ, NCIC, and Challenge Owners Companies award innovators addressing challenges surrounding the development of sustainable circular businesses.   Innovators are responding to the challenges that come with creating a sustainable and efficient circular ecosystem with solutions that make designing out waste a priority. The Circular Lagos Challenge 2022 asked individuals and groups from within and outside Lagos to proffer innovative solutions to six challenge questions provided by a number of organizations serving as challenge owners companies.   Winners of the Circular Lagos Challenge with Challenge Judges   The Circular Lagos Project was initiated by Lagos State in collaboration with the Circular Economy Innovation Partnership in December 2020 and the support...

Accounting for Circular Economy: Towards a Revolution?

I am not a lover of acronyms in the first place but if there is one that makes me feel particularly uneasy it is the dreaded “KPI”. I cannot recount the number of hours of my life lost in meetings and email exchanges in an attempt to make sense of my own performance or that of my team or project only to come up with key performance indicators that felt limp or that didn’t really measure what we were trying to achieve. The reason I find KPIs so dreadful is that they are an abstraction of reality – one that is messy, unpredictable, and non-linear....

The CE Hotspot event goes Global: 2023 edition will take place in Nigeria, Ireland, and Chile!

Today, November 17th, at the Catalonia Circular Hotspot Event 2021, an historic decision on the host for the CE Hotspot Event 2023 was announced. In 2023, the CE Hotspot event will not be held in one single country and continent but will take place in 3 continents. The events will be aligned and spread out during the year to generate increased impact. For the first time ever, there will be an event in Latin America, in Africa and in Europe; each one fine-tuned to suit its region dynamics.   Historic decision on the organisation of the CE Hotspot event in 2023 Since 2016, when the first Circular...

Getting the Fourth Mainland Bridge right, for everyone, By Richard Dion

  The current government and governor have a golden opportunity to get it right. The building of a bridge of this scale is a once-in-a-generation (if not a lifetime) opportunity. It would be great if policymakers used this to deliver a great service for Lagosians, now and in the future. It is not only up to the governor and his team to get it right, it is up to the people to demand that the governor and his team get it right. With Lagos scheduled to start its Fourth Mainland Bridge this year, the governor and his team could examine a number of areas to make...

Lagos Circular Business Community & Platform

Lagos Circular Business Community & Platform September 2021 Oxfam Novib, Oxfam Nigeria, EDC Lagos, and Circle Economy Amsterdam developed and offered a new training module to introduce Nigerian SMEs how to transform their business into a Circular Business Model. Several businesses that participated in the course have started to transform their operations to a small or large extent. Some have started to make products from their waste. Some have reorganized their resource management, and some have even redesigned their production process to increase the possibility to recycle after the product is used. Next to increased social and environmental sustainability, this also creates more business opportunities and...

Launch of the Circular Business Platform Lagos Tickets, Tue, Oct 5, 2021 at 12:30 PM | Eventbrite

About this event Circular economy challenges demand an integrated approach in which the private sector, government, civil society and knowledge institutions all play a part: waste management and creating an enabling environment for business and innovation are typically government task, knowledge institutions typically research new technologies and educate youths, private companies create new products out of waste, offer waste management and recycling solutions or provide innovative solutions promoting resource efficiency and civil society facilitates awareness raising and offers non-commercial services. With this in mind, the Circular Business Platform Lagos is an initiative to bring the various stakeholders and their initiatives together, strengthen them and work...

Lagos Inaugurates Circular Economy Technical Working Group

The Technical Working Group of Circular Lagos Economy was inaugurated on Friday, 3rd September 2021 at the conference room of the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget (MEPB). Speaking on behalf of the governor, the Honorable Commissioner, Sam Egube expressed the willingness of the Babajide Olushola Sanwoolu led Administration to support every initiative that will further stimulate an efficient and effective delivery of public goods and services for the benefit of the good citizens of Lagos State. He further stated that this administration has preemptively commenced the establishment of an interactive, Web-Based Citizens Engagement Dashboard, called the Wheel of Progress, designed to measure the...

Chasing the Dragon: Scaling Circular Economy Innovation

The story of the industrial era is centered on business capacity to reach mass markets. Advances in efficient manufacturing fueled the American consumer revolution in the early twentieth century. This was followed by the dramatic elimination of trade barriers in the 1990s, which drove down consumer prices and facilitated an unprecedented era of global growth. As the world begins to pivot from the so-called “Made in China” model and we experiment with greener and more “circular” innovations, the goal of many innovators and their backers remains to scale new solutions. But to what extent is this possible? Two forces are at work that reshape how markets...

The Bricks and Mortar of Circular Economy Measurement in Africa

As excitement about the Circular Economy grows so too do calls for proper definitions and measurement of circular economic activity. Luckily, the field of social and environmental measurement is going through a renaissance and there are a dizzying variety of concepts and tools to choose from when confronted with the challenge of describing and measuring “circular economies”. Is there a gold standard of measurement? The truth is there is no silver bullet. “Circular Economy” refers to a wide range of industrial activities, that cover every step of production, distribution and disposal from apparel to wood product manufacturing. Circular Economy models furthermore promise to create economic as...