Circular Economy Working GroupCircular Economy Working Group<div class="ExternalClassBDD7BCE7FA174460A8E48580F3185623"><p>Circular economy business case studies and snapshots relevant to the North American context were commissioned by the working group – and are now available online. The case studies demonstrate five "circular" business models: </p><ul><li> sharing platforms </li><li>resource recovery </li><li>product as a service </li><li>circular supplies</li><li>product life extension </li></ul><p>The case studies were presented in a January webinar that also featured textile case studies completed by Professor Lisa Papania at the Simon Fraser University (SFU) Beedie School of Business in collaboration with her students. </p><p>An inaugural circular economy business luncheon roundtable was hosted April 14 featuring Steve Creed, Director of Business Development with WRAP UK. This event brought together more than forty business representatives to discuss how to scale circular activity in Canada. Two additional sessions in April also focused attention on the Circular Economy: </p><ul><li>Innovation and the Circular Economy webinar, hosted in partnership with the Conference Board and moderated by working group member and SFU Lecturer, Lisa Papania.</li><li><a href="" target="_blank">Advancing the Circular Economy</a> – Innovations from the Netherlands and Canada, a Metro Vancouver Future of the Region Sustainability Dialogue hosted in partnership with Metro Vancouver and featuring working group co-lead Brock Macdonald. </li></ul> <p>In 2015, the working group will continue to address research gaps and engage businesses with an eye to advancing the circular economy in Canada. </p></div>|#c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad;L0|#0c2591d37-d237-45d0-98c3-e84ee55e5dad|June 2015;GTSet|#78f153b4-3e08-4266-8725-bd656ec40488<div class="ExternalClass878B0F2DA612444380907B8B5989EE6A"><p>Circular economy business case studies and snapshots relevant to North America now<a href="/circular-economy/case-studies" target="_blank"> available online</a>.</p></div>