Companies play an important role in the transition towards a circular economy. Embedding circular economy activities and processes is relatively new for most companies and professionals. This transition requires the people working in companies to do things differently. Different from what they were used to and probably different from what they were trained for.
The Sustainability University Foundation has started a project to study specific competencies among sustainability professionals, to successfully realize the circular economy within their companies. Our current research amongst sustainability professionals show that “systems thinking”, “foresight thinking” and “entrepreneurship” is mentioned as the most important competence for embedding circular economy strategies.
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