World Circular Economy Forum is a global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. It brings together business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to discuss circular roadmaps, showcase circular economy solutions and discuss how to scale the circular economy for people, businesses and planet. The purpose is to look at how companies can develop their businesses and sustain their competitiveness through circular economy solutions, and how the circular economy contributes to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
World Circular Economy Forum is the most important international platform in the transition to circular economy with partners and participants from EU, UN and other international organizations within circular economy. An important mission for the Forum has been inclusion and global reach in order to maximize impact.
This year’s forum is in Rwanda and the headline is "From Africa to the World”. Important partners are African Development Bank, The African Circular Alliance and the African Circular Networks amongst others.
Through active support and participation in the Forum, the Nordics is an important partner in the develop and distribution of circular solutions globally with the opportunity of attracting talent, capital and business opportunities.
Nordic Innovation has been an active partner since 2018.
Nordic Innovation supports World Circular Economy Forum as a part of the Circular Business Models program. The program is one of the eight initiatives launched by the five Nordic ministers of trade and industry. The aim of the program is to accelerate the transition to a circular economy in the Nordics and to develop the Nordics further as agile frontrunners within circular economy and circular business models.