The Society would like to acknowledge and give thanks to:

IS4CE Inaugural Conference leads: Conny Bakker, Mattias Lindahl, Ken Webster.

IS4CE Conference Facilitators Group: Katie Whalen, Kinge Gardien, Emma Fromberg, Emilia Ingemarsdotter, Sonja van Dam, Mariet Sauerwein, Marianna Lena Kambanou.

Hon President (2020): Walter Stahel.

InTheLoop: Katie Whalen for supporting podcasts June 2020.

An initiative of the Exeter Centre for the Circular Economy (ECCE): University of Exeter Business School, Directors P Hopkinson, F Charnley, Director of IS4CE (2020) Ken Webster.

All Full and Affiliate members: who make the Society what it is and will become.

The Advisory group (2020): Martin Stuchtey, Fenna Blomsma, Katie Whalen, Carlos Scheel, Aldo Ometto, Amir Rashid, Alysia Garmulewicz, Belinda Wade, Ruud Balkenende, Amaresh Chakrabati, Fiona Charnley, Peter Hopkinson, Mattias Lindahl, David Peck, Conny Bakker, Nabil Nasir.

Admin and professional support: Alexa Culver, Paul Rogers 'Debs', Jo Miller, and Paul Cockman.


Important Dates

Important Dates

Circular Economy and Sustainability Special Issue Call for Papers for presenters at the Inaugural Conference of the IS4CE.
Presenters should contact: Alexandros Stefanakis (click here), School of Environmental Engineering, Technical University of Crete, Greece & Editor-in-Chief, Circular Economy and Sustainability or IS4CE here

Full paper submission: December 27, 2020
Submissions welcome, in addition, from all researchers (deadline for abstracts Oct 17th)
All papers will be subject to peer review

About the journal Circular Economy and Sustainability (CIES) is a new journal aiming to bring a new approach of the key concepts of circular economy and sustainability, by combining the scientific disciplines of economy, management, engineering, technology, environment, and society, and investigating the relations, interactions and synergies that should be further developed among them. As circular economy is necessary today to promote the goals of sustainable development, these scientific areas are not independent to each other, but their relations, interactions and synergies exist and should be further developed and studied. Interdisciplinary approaches and multiple connections between these scientific areas are required not only to reach the sustainability goals but also to solve diverse environmental problems, expand technological limits and overcome potential economic disturbances.

This approach is expressed with new policies (command and control, market-based instruments, and circular public procurement), technological suggestions (e.g. technical cycle solutions), environmental engineering technologies (e.g., waste management, 3R strategies, water recycle, wastewater treatment and reuse, renewable energy), circular business models, circular innovations, circular management solutions, consumers’ behaviour in circular economy, new circular economy products labels and social acceptance in circular economy.

These topics could be classified in three levels; the micro-level (firm-level engineering and managerial level), meso-level (industrial ecology, industrial symbiosis, ecoclusters, eco-industrial parks), and macro-level (general policies, plans, green and sustainable entrepreneurship).

All content in the journal will in 2021 and 2022 be freely accessible to everyone.