The annual World Circular Economy Forum (WCEF) presents the world’s leading circular economy solutions with business leaders, policymakers and experts participating from around the world.
Circular economy approaches can help businesses seize new opportunities and gain a competitive advantage, as well as contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
WCEF is a global initiative of Finland and the Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra. The first Forum, WCEF2017, identified key elements of a circular economy and showcased solutions and learnings from around the world.
At WCEF2018, more than one 1000 circular economy experts discussed creating a true circular economy by 2050. WCEF2019 emphasized the next era of the circular economy and scaling up the transition, with more than 2,200 participants.
As the world adjusted to the impacts of COVID-19, WCEFonline presented the circular solutions to rebooting the world’s economy and opened its doors to even more participants through its new online format. Most recently, WCEF+Climate focused on the crucial role of a circular economy in achieving climate neutrality.