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The CICAT2025 blog digs deeper into the wicked problems of the circular economy, but takes a positive and solution-oriented approach. The blog covers insights from top research authors and lessons learned along the way.

A Minister for Circular Economy to accelerate circular economy transitions

CICAT2025 first policy brief, published in December 2019, argues that promoting a sustainable circular economy requires cross-silo collaboration. We contend that cross-silo collaboration between......

The Circular Ecosystems – what it is about and what are they like?

Recently, the word ecosystem has become increasingly used, including in the context of the circular economy (CE). We are talking about business ecosystems, textile ecosystems, battery ecosystems or......

Why be a consumer when you can also be a participant and a developer?

Circular economy (CE) has only just made it into cities and the everyday lives of people. Urban residents may mistake the term for waste management, for recycling or mending of certain products, but......

Transition to sustainable CE requires a brave attitude and willingness to learn together

Circular Economy Panel, March 12, Responsible Business Research Seminar 2020The 8th Annual Responsible Business Research Seminar (RBRS) was organised in Tampere in March 2020 just before the......

Circular economy is the new normal in construction of wooden apartment buildings in Finland?

”Climate related issues have recently become a favorite topic of speech and media. This topic has attracted the attention of decision makers and companies both in Finland and globally. The linear......

Emotions in environmental responsibility work - what are they and how can they be managed?

Ten years ago, almost all the literature on emotions in organizational contexts began with the notion that rationality plays an over-emphasized role in organizational research, and there is not enough......