The training is particularly relevant for business advisors and those organizations and networks whose members are manufacturing companies of all sizes (such as construction, maritime, transport, energy, machinery and equipment), as well as companies in manufacturing value chains (such as technology and raw material suppliers, financing and logistics).
Circular business models can be leveraged for competitive advantage while simultaneously being a tool in the green transition. This will bring the Nordic companies in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Training sessions in two tracks
Track 1: Circular Business Models: The Fundamentals
The sessions will introduce you to the fundamentals of circular economy business models and increase your understanding of what the circular economy entails. The focus will be on explaining and raise awareness about the business value and potential for companies in employing circular business models.
Track 2: Tools for circular business growth: Train-the-trainer
The sessions will equip business advisors across the Nordics with more knowledge on circular business models, and on how to utilize tools like the Nordic Circular Economy Playbook when guiding and advising businesses on their circular transition. The training aims to increase understanding on how to identify circular needs.
New regulations and the green transition place increasing demands on the circularity of Nordic companies’ operations. By implementing circularity actions, companies could turn inefficiencies in linear value chains into business value. Circularity contributes to disconnecting economic growth from resource consumption, making the implementation of circular business models important for securing the competitiveness of the businesses.
In the beginning of 2021, Nordic Innovation launched the Nordic Circular Economy Playbook. The playbook was developed to support both smaller and larger manufacturing companies looking to transition to the circular economy. The training sessions in 2022 will function as further development of the playbook and support to companies looking to transition to a circular business model.
The training sessions are funded by Nordic Innovation and run by Accenture.