In Beyond the Perfect Storm, IEMA’s business briefing on the Corporate Sustainability Challenge, we highlighted that the circular economy represents a net material cost saving opportunity of between $340bn and $380bn a year to the EU. With procurement featuring among IEMA’s list of core ingredients in the transformation to sustainability, there is a strong case for exploring how a circular approach to public procurement can be a potential key driver for a transition to a circular economy.

This edition of the Circular Economy in Practice webinar series looked at the insights from a Swedish multi-stakeholder project considering the implementation of circular public procurement.

During this session you will obtain:

- An overview of the project findings and the managerial toolbox developed during a Swedish research study entitled PROCEED (=Public PROcurement with a Circular Economy EDge);

- Insights and recommendations from the research, private and public sector organisations that participated in the project;

- opportunity to connect with experts at the forefront of circular public procurement innovation.

Speakers included:

- Emanuela, Vanacore, Circular Economy MBA, Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden;

- Mats Williander, Senior Researcher, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden;

- Elina Persson, Sustainability Strategist, Helsingborg municipality;

- Sebastian Rudenstam, Co-Founder & Chief Business Development Officer, Beleco.

The webinar is suitable for anyone working in procurement and sustainability.

Presentations

Circular Economy in Practice: Circular Public Procurement: case study focus on Sweden - IEMA slides - CLICK HERE

CPP in Helsingborg 2020 - E, Persson Helsingborg - CLICK HERE

Circular Public Procurement: A case study from Sweden - E, Vanacore and M, Williander, RISE - CLICK HERE

Beleco presentation - S, Rudenstam, Beleco - CLICK HERE