IS4CE Conference

Save the date: 17th October 2022. Systemic Approaches to a Circular Economy. Exploring in theory and practice what an 'all scales' approach looks like. In this conference there will be an emphasis on the biocycle and food systems.

Format: Hybrid 

June 21st 2022 Summer Webinar

Carl Waring ponders why systems thinking is not as widespread in CE as it should be  

Carl works for Frazer-Nash and is heavily involved in asset management as well as writing specifically about organisation change and circular economy. He is sharing what he has uncovered thus far and is looking for comments and feedback around the challenge of creating frameworks for change which are using a systems perspective. 

A recent article

More details of the presentation and discussion here on the Eventbrite link. Members can always find a zoom link in the members area if the ticket allocation to Eventbrite is used up. Register here for free.

Online 21st June 16.30 BST

May 18th 2022 Spring Webinar

The current state of play in Sustainable Product Design within HE...

Explore pedagogical, content and other challenges facing educators in product design in universities across the world

This webinar is based on an international study conducted by: Matthew Watkins (Nottingham Trent University), Jose L. Casamayor (AMRC, University of Sheffield), Mariano Ramirez (University of New South Wales), Mariale Moreno (3Drivers), Jeremy Faludi (TU Delft), Daniela C.A. Pigosso (Technical University of Denmark)Dr Matthew Watkins is a Principal Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering formally in Product Design at Nottingham Trent University. His doctorate concerned the most effective methods for teaching the social aspects of sustainable product design in higher education. He has published numerous papers in the field of Sustainable Design Education.

Format: Zoom

Access via Eventbrite

Time: 3.30 pm London (BST)

Recent webinar March 16th 2022 Early Spring Webinar 

Thomas Fabian Delman CEO of Circle Bank* in Denmark discusses the potential to outcompete the linear economy in the construction sector.

Circle Bank aims to 'create an integrated, scalable and cost-effective circular value chain able to outcompete the linear construction practice on market terms by solving the existing research and market challenges.'

A bold plan with significant stakeholders. Materials data management is one key to really integrating the supply of secondary building maerials. Could this be the digital platform we need?

Topic: Moving the CE discussion forward - digital plaforms. 


Time: 3.30pm LONDON

Format: Zoom


Building the Network - Call for Volunteers 

IS4CE is establishing working groups to further activity within a number of key arenas. If members wish to put themselves forward to help shape and deliver IS4CE programmes please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  The key working groups at this stage are:

  Conferences and Events
•  Social Media and Communications
  Membership Support and Adminstration (Secretariat) including Technical support for website
  Ideation/ Special Interest Groups
  Knowledge sharing/Education and Training 

The expectation will be that working groups will be action orientated and limited to approximately 6 members for ease of working. 
A special someone is invited to manage the networking and liaison between administration and working groups and the temporary board.

Ken Webster Director of the IS4CE (2020-22)

Special Issue of Circular Economy and Sustainability.

Special Issue of Circular Economy and Sustainability.

Check the Journal website for updates. Online and open access items are available now


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Join the International Society for the Circular Economy

Key objectives:

  • continue to refine the contemporary scientific theory and evidence base of circular economy in tandem with the research-education-business nexus;
  • provide a network to connect and convene higher education globally to stimulate new research and educational initiatives;
  • share significant findings through high quality research publications, conferences and mainstream media
  • promote educational offerings to business, government, academics and other stakeholders