THE 2023

CIRCULAR BUSINESS PROJECT

RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT ON PROFITABLE CIRCULAR ECONOMY

It is time to find alternative techniques of resource utilization to create sustainable-profitable businesses because the rate of resource exploitation on the world is at an all-time high due to economic growth. A new economic model, the circular economy, is needed in light of the limited nature of the earth’s primary supplies. However, there are still unaddressed challenges with the circular economy and gaps in the commercial market. The purpose of this Project is to gather valuable market data, establish factual evidence and present strategic guidelines on how a circular economy and business model can be profitable, sustainable, and beneficial for businesses that currently operate or has an interest in operating on the African continent.

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Key challenges this research project will be solving in the existing circular economy

  • Regulatory obstacles to the Circular Economy transition due to the absence of implementation, monitoring, and evaluation policies
  • A significant category of impediments are market obstacles, with low prices for new materials and high upfront costs for circular products, services and business models
  • Technological barriers to implementing Circular Economy due to lack of (proven) technologies
  • Cultural barriers of a hesitant organizational culture and a lack of consumer enthusiasm and awareness

PROJECT OBJECTIVES

This project aims to advance a profitable-sustainable Circular Economy approach and deliver a net-zero built environment by catalyzing scalable solutions through valuable factual data on circular businesses and markets on the African continent. Three main pillars of action guide these objectives:

  • Data gathering
  • Strategic partnerships
  • Political momentum

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR ACHIEVING THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES

  • In-depth interviews with companies, government officials, industry experts, business leaders, academia and NGOs
  • Multiple business-market visits and surveys
  • Public interaction with locals about Circular Economy and their general knowledge about it
  • Multiple online & onsite questionnaires
  • Building on existing research work and macro evidence through collaborations

PROJECT OUTCOMES

  • In-depth business and market analysis with strategic guidelines to build a profitable-sustainable circular economy
  • Strong collaborations between top circular business leaders and government sectors in multiple African countries to monitor and implement (additional) policies for a profitable-sustainable circular economy
  • Clear and precise strategic Circular Business Investment Framework (CBIF) to attract and accommodate global investments of approximately $1 billion geared for climate resilience, green innovations and socio-economic development
  • Business models with new or proven green technologies/innovations to mitigate the climate crisis and build a net-zero society

REGIONS & COUNTRIES​

This project will be done in the five African regions and the following countries: South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Cameroon.

OUR WORK APPROACH WILL

  • Keep Sustainability
  • Get business leaders & governments involved
  • Ensure economic and social benefits
  • Inspire the public to join the circular economy and climate action movement

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Over 10,000 businesses to partake in research-survey
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Business industries for climate resilience & investment​s
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African countries
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Over 30 million people to be impacted
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African government representatives and agencies
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African regions

Presentation & PLATFORMS

The activities, findings and reports  of this research project will be made available in the following format and presented in the following mid & high-level gatherings/events:

  • Case Studies
  • Audio & Podcast
  • Video Documentary

COP28

Dubai Expo City

WCEF-2023

United Kingdom

AEW-2023

South Africa

WYF-2023

Egypt

EXPERTS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS

GOVERNMENTS

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CEO, African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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CIRCULAR ECONOMY & CLIMATE

Miguel Peters

CEO, African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

ENERGY INDUSTRY

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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FINTECH INDUSTRY

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

TRANSPORTATION

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

FOOD & AGRICULTURE

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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RECYCLING & WASTE MANAGMENT

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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DIGITALIZATION

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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BUILDINGS & CONSTRUCTION

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African Circular Business Alliance

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TELECOM & SATELLITE​​

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African Circular Business Alliance

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CARBON CAPTURE, UTILIZATION & STORAGE (CCUS)

Nair de Sousa

Director for CCUS, African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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CONSERVATION

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ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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African Circular Business Alliance

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