Launch of new CEPS Task Force on the Role of Business in the Circular Economy

CEPS is launching a new Task Force on the Role of Business in the Circular Economy. The first meeting will be held at CEPS in Brussels on November 24th. The Task Force will focus on the role of EU policy and regulation to guide businesses and industry. Special attention will be given to the barriers and enablers that companies encounter in their attempts to introduce circularity into their business operations as well as the measures needed to help businesses adapt to the changing environment and take advantage of new market opportunities. An additional key topic to be discussed is how to improve coherence between sectoral approaches and an overall circular economy policy framework.

The Task Force will provide a forum where stakeholders from different sectors can discuss these issues in a structured way. The final outcome will be a report containing actionable policy recommendations that emerge from the discussions among the Task Force members. The group will be co-chaired by Martin R. Stuchtey and Stef Kranendijk, both of whom are business experts with vast experience on various topics related to the circular economy. A number of leading companies as well as three departments within the European Commission (Secretariat-General, DG Grow and DG Environment) have already confirmed their participation. More details about the Task Force content and all meeting dates are available here: https://www.ceps.eu/content/role-business-circular-economy