2nd IS4CE Conference POSTPONEMENT to Autumn 2022

With COVID still circulating in different forms we have decided to defer. We are keen to have the benefits of a face to face or at least hybrid conference. The theme remains the same Systemic Approaches to a Circular Economy. Further updates in February. 


February 9th 2022 Late Winter Webinar

Emma Fromberg Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) interviews Ken Webster and Craig Johnson on their new book ABC&D Creating a Regenerative Circular Economy for All which was released late in 2021.

The book is described an attempt to build a more satisfying and a more integrated framework around the notion of a circular economy. It is looking through the lens of food systems and systems thinking to explore a CE at all scales, and eco-effective not just efficient in the use of resources. It tackles the social aspect and another frequently ignored element: money, banks and debt as drivers of resource consumption and exhaustion.

Interview and broader discussion with attendees led by Emma Fromberg. Link will be found in Members area

Topic: Moving the CE discussion forward. 

Time: 03.30 pm 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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  • Access to general interest material.
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  • No discount on face to face conferences.
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Important Dates

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