PA Consulting Group, the global consulting, technology and innovation firm, has recently become a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100) programme. The CE100 brings together corporates, governments, cities, academic institutions, emerging innovators and affiliates to realise their circular economy ambitions faster.
PA sees implementation of the circular economy as essential to the future of business success; operating more effectively, creating new growth opportunities and addressing today’s sustainability challenges. PA’s involvement is being led through its Global Technology & Innovation Centre near Cambridge UK, home to 250 scientists, engineers and technologists working on cutting edge projects in technology innovation. Technology alone will not be enough for a successful transition to the circular economy and PA will leverage the value of its other capabilities including business design, programme implementation and supply chain innovation.
Alan Middleton, CEO, PA Consulting Group says: “Sustainable development and the Circular Economy are important issues for PA, and for our clients. Not just in trying to operate more efficiently and conscientiously, but also in realising the fantastic new business opportunities they provide. PA is proud to be a member of the CE100, working with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and other organisations at the forefront of circular economy thinking. We believe there is a now a unique opportunity to help organisations to implement circular economy programmes that really make the difference.”
Casper Jorna, CE100 Programme lead, Ellen MacArthur Foundation: “The CE100 brings leaders and innovators from around the world to share experiences and learn together how to unlock the new opportunities arising from a circular economy approach. We are pleased that PA will be bringing to the programme its expertise in implementing disruptive technological innovation and evolving new business models.”
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was established in 2010 with the aim of accelerating the transition to the circular economy. Since its creation, the charity has emerged as a global thought leader, establishing circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government and academia.