Who should take this course?

If you are a business owner or an employee looking to engage in circular activities 'Step One: Circular Systems is for you. It is a course introducing you to the language, strategies and pillars of the circular economy. 

Even those familiar with the circular economy will discover new insights or else consider it a refresher as you move through The Nine Steps Towards a Circular Business.

Step One: Circular Systems

Lesson Plan

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Glossary of Terms

  • 2

    Circular Systems

    • The History Behind the Circular Economy

    • Getting Started in the Circular Economy

    • The Circular Rs - An Introduction

    • A Guide to the Circular R's

    • Video: Systems Thinking - An Introduction

    • The Circular Economy, Systems Thinking & Feedback Loops - An Introduction

    • Video: Feedback Loops - An Introduction

    • The Circular Economy vs Sustainability

    • Setting Targets - An Introduction

    • Additional References - Knowledge Centre

    • Homework: Systems Thinking

    • Circular Systems Quiz

  • 3

    Resource Management

    • Resource Management - An Introduction

    • Primary Raw Materials & Natural Capital

    • Video: Pitch For Nature - Business & the Value of Nature

    • Secondary Raw Materials

    • Video: Resource Efficiency in Asia

    • Additional References - Resource Management

    • Homework: Secondary Raw Materials

    • Resource Management Quiz

  • 4

    Circular Business

    • Circular Business - An Introduction

    • Examples of Circular Business Models

    • Video: Circular Business Models - Types of Product Service Systems

    • Getting Started with a Circular Business

    • Getting Started with a Circular Business - Stakeholder Template

    • Case Study - Michelin Tyres-as-a-Service

    • Circular Economy Business & Service Model and Value Proposition Canvas

    • Additional References - Circular Business

    • Homework: Circular Business

    • Circular Business Quiz

  • 5

    Circular Design

    • Circular Design - An Introduction

    • Video: Circular Design for an Economy Power Tool

    • Circular Design & Systems Thinking

    • Connected Lightbulb

    • Additional References - Circular Design

    • Homework: Circular Design

    • Circular Design Quiz

  • 6

    Conclusion

    • Concluding Notes

    • Bibliography

    • Please tell us what you think