Hands on Towards a Circular Economy

Hands on Towards a Circular Economy

Transitioning from supply chain sustainability to circular economy

The course will enable participants to create their own individual hands on strategy towards succeeding in a circular economy. We will embark by reflecting today’s supply chain paradigm and how sustainability is usually integrated, pointing to several key flaws in today’s dominating approaches, and why today’s investments into sustainability in supply chains failed in realizing the aspired impact. We will discover the opportunities offered by a value chain perspective, and by re-defining value. We will discuss key elements of a circular economy, and link those to the value chain perspective.

Through interactive lectures, hands-on simulations and engaging group exercises, participants will familiarize with concepts, tools and approaches that enable them to get going.
Course objectives:
Evaluate the limitations of the current supply chain approaches
Apply the concepts of global value chains, value co-creation
Learn and apply what circular economy means today
Develop a hands-on strategy to transform to circular economy
Draw the necessary implications for various corporate discipline
Measure progress in transitioning toward a circular economy
This course is created for:
Managers responsible for corporate strategy
Managers responsible for corporate sustainability
Managers responsible for procurement or supply chain management
Consultants in the above disciplines


Dr. Jörg Hofstetter

Prof. Dr. Joerg S. Hofstetter, an expert in the management of multinational multi-tier value chains with over 20 years of experience, is associate professor in supply chain management at KEDGE Business School Bordeaux, president of the International Forum on Sustainable Value Chains (ISVC), and fellow of the Center for Organization Research & Design (CORD) at Arizona State University. He consulted the World Bank Group, various national and supranational government associations as well as over 100 private and public companies, and is non-executive board member in the private sector. He is a member of the GRONEN Foundation, Future Earth’s Working Groups on Global Value Chains and Circular Economy, and the Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s Trade & Competitiveness Research Committee.

Course Fee

Included in course fee

  • Coffee
  • Snacks and lunch
  • Hand-out material
  • Any material required in course

Excluded in course fee

  • Travels to location
  • Overnight stay
  • Dinner

Cancellation Fee

  • 30% 5 months or more
  • 50% 4 months or more
  • 80% 3 months or more
  • 100% 2 months or more

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