Reflow podcast series introduce you to different topics related to circular economy in cities
Nancy Bocken on Circular Business Models
In this fourth episode, our REFLOW host Annick van Rinsum speaks with Nancy Bocken, researcher and practitioner on circular business models. They discuss the role of business model innovation in accelerating the transition to circular economy, the importance of sufficiency to slow resource loops. Nancy also brings her insights on her venture Homie, a circular business offering pay-per-use home appliances.
Read more about CircularX, and have a look a Nancy Bocken's website and Homie.
Oriana Romano on Circular Cities
In this third episode, our REFLOW host Annick van Rinsum speaks with Oriana Romano, Head of Unit, Water Governance and Circular Economy at OECD. They discuss OECD's recent report "The Circular Economy in Cities and Regions”, which describes the potential of the circular economy to support sustainable cities, regions and countries. Oriana highlights the importance of taking a holistic and systemic approach to transition and discusses how governance levers covering people, policies and places can support a fair and circular transition.
Read more about the OECD report on circular economy in cities and regions here
James Veenhoff and the Denim Deal
In this second episode our REFLOW host Annick van Rinsum speaks with James Veenhoff, founder of House of DENIM and co-initiator of the Denim Deal, an innovative public private partnership in Amsterdam aiming at making the denim supply chain more circular.
They talk about jeans, post-consumer recycling of textiles, the role of multi-level public private partnerships to accelerate systems change, and awareness approaches to visualise how circular products make an impact! Tune in and get insights on how to adopt this multi-level approach in other sectors.
Cristiana Parisi Introducing REFLOW
This is the first Podcast in our REFLOW series. In this episode, our Reflow host Annick van Rinsum speaks to Cristiana Parisi, Associate Professor at Copenhagen Business School and REFLOW Project Coordinator, diving into the project itself. They talk about cities as important aggregates within the global context, about the role of citizens and creative spaces, and about how to think about the circular economy from a broader perspective.