Miguel Peters is a distinguished cleantech and circular business leader, certified accountant and an impact investment advocate with a deep passion for sustainability and environmental stewardship. With over seven years of experience in the field, Miguel has emerged as a thought leader and expert for transitioning to a more circular and regenerative economy. Throughout his career, Miguel has actively contributed to the development and implementation of circular economy strategies across various industries and has hosted/co-hosted climate, impact investments and circular economy programs and projects in more than five African countries creating positive grassroots impacts in multiple communities.
Miguel’s expertise lies in devising innovative solutions that enable businesses and organisations to transition from a linear “take-make-dispose” model to a circular framework, where resources are efficiently utilised, waste is minimized, and value is retained throughout the entire lifecycle of products and materials. As a circular economy and impact investment expert, Miguel has successfully collaborated with multinational corporations, governmental bodies, and organisations to develop and implement sustainable strategies. He has led cross-functional teams in conducting thorough assessments and research findings, identifying opportunities for improvement, and implementing circular practices that enhance resource efficiency, reduce environmental impact, drive impact investments and propel socio-economic growth.
Miguel is known for his exceptional ability to communicate complex concepts in a clear and compelling manner. He is a sought-after speaker and has delivered impactful presentations and workshops on climate change, impact investments and circular economy at international conferences, institutions and industry events. Through his engaging and thought-provoking style, Miguel inspires individuals and organisations to embrace the principles of circularity and contribute to a more sustainable future.
Beyond his professional achievements, Miguel is deeply committed to making a positive difference in the world. He actively engages in research and collaboration with academia and contributes to the development of circular economy frameworks and policies. He also serves on the advisory boards of several sustainability-focused organisations and volunteers his time to mentor and support aspiring professionals in the field.
Additionally, Miguel is a passionate researcher in Space Science and Cosmos. He believes that satellite technology and space science research focused on gathering scientific knowledge on the climate system of Mars, Venus, and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan, can contribute to the understanding and solution mechanisms for the climate crisis on Earth.
Miguel holds various positions and certifications, including being a National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) CIT scientist, a member of the US OpenSpace project, a Common Purpose Ireland fellow, a member of Leaders for Climate Action Europe, a member of the Greentech Alliance based in Germany, a certified Climate Reality Leader trained by former United States President Al Gore, and a certified Young African Leader (YALI) awarded the Entrepreneurship Award in Africa by the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) in collaboration with the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), the Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration (GIMPA), and Mastercard Foundation.
His relentless pursuit of knowledge and dedication to advancing climate solutions through circular practices have earned him recognition as a leading expert in the field. With a steadfast commitment to sustainable practices and a visionary approach to resource management, Miguel continues to drive transformative change in communities across Africa and the world.