Vasileios Rizos is a Research Fellow and Head of Sustainable Resources and Circular Economy at CEPS.
He is an expert in various aspects of the circular economy and analyses regulatory and market barriers to the adoption of circular economy practices in Europe and beyond.
Vasileios’ main research areas at CEPS include circular economy policies, industrial sustainability, green value chains, low-carbon transport and resource efficiency indicators. He was co-chair of the Circular Economy Task Force of the Think20 (T20) network that supported G20 activities under the German presidency 2016-17. Between 2016 and 2018 he was the coordinator of the CEPS Task Force on the Role of Business in the Circular Economy.
Previously Vasileios worked in DG Environment at the European Commission and the Confederation of European Paper Industries (CEPI). As a trainee at the European Commission he dealt with the implementation of the Waste Framework Directive and the use of economic instruments for improving resource efficiency across the EU. As a Project Officer at CEPI he worked on an assessment of producer responsibility schemes across Europe.
He is the lead author of several publications on circular business innovation and policy instruments that can encourage the green market transition.