The Second Annual Conference
Sustainable financing and circular business models for new growth
December 2020, Ljubljana
The Second Annual Conference
What is the Circular Business Academy
The Circular Business Academy (CBA) stands for a comprehensive programme of professional education and training formats that help practitioners, entrepreneurs, experts and their organisations understand the opportunities and risks of the circular economy as well as the design tranformation processes in their respective organisations.
The CBA equips you with the necessary tools to cope with the implementation challenges and accompanies you on your circular business transformation journey.
The cornerstones of our training approach are:
- Knowledge: Learn about the economic, societal and environmental benefits of circular models
- Skills: Acquire a complete practitioners’ toolkit for quick and efficient circular transition
- Competences: Develop a step-by-step approach of transformation towards a circular business
- Coaching: Receive guidance and support for your circular transition
Formats of the Circular Business Academy
The Circular Triangle
A multi-layer systemic transition:
A journey through technological discontinuities, emerging regulatory issues, shift in fiscal (taxation), supply-side policies, targeted public investments and other incentives
Values and societal dynamics:
Stakeholder relationships; citize actions, aggregate consumer preferencies; industry relations and the future of work
A circular business model (re)design; cross-industry value chains and cooperation; innovation management; acqusition of new competencies
Circularity Assessment Score - CAS
Engaged companies will receive an initial CBA Circularity Assessment Score* and a possibility to continue monitoring their progress.
Circularity Assessment Score (CAS) is based on an in-company business review and a questionnaire survey.
The survey enables to define the typology of the business transformation (profile gap), the type of the circular business model being pursued and the challenges ahead of the company.
*Circularity Assessment Score (CAS) is intellectual property of Gm.
International CBA Faculty
Lectures and project work is conducted by selected speakers and advisors with early experience including members of the faculty, guest speakers and testimonials of best practices
mag. Jurij Giacomelli
Circular economy business models design and transformation
Christiaan Kraaijenhagen, MSc
Implementing the circular transformation step by step
Mag. Karin Huber-Heim
Sustainable development in the circular economy; sustainability reporting
dr. Dragica Marinič
A network for transforming business models from linear into circular
mag. Mateja Mešl
Best practice: invasive plants biomass regeneration into paper production
dr. Slaven Mičković
Risk assessment and mitigation in transiting towards circular business models
Mirjana D. Perko
Investor, senior financial executive investing in circular frontrunners
dr. Massimo Sbarbaro
Historian of medieval economic history, culture through IT
Our Expert Practitioners
We foster a network of selected experts of circular transformation processes and change management that will help you on your transformation journey, regardless of which sector you come from.
In alphabetical order: Andrej Baričič, Mitja Čok, Mirjana Dimc Perko, Petra Grmek Green, Katja Hleb, Damir Ibrahimagic Kopinic, Borut Kolmanič, Janez Križan, Niko Kumar, Mojca Markizeti, Dorijan Maršič, Bojana Omersel Weeks, Majda Potokar, Tadeja Prosen, Martina Puc, Tomaž Schara, Bart Stegeman, Jasna Suhadolc, Polona Tratnik, Franc Matjaž Zupančič and others.
The course is intended for professionals who are interested and involved in a transition to a circular economy, either directly in their organisations, or with their partners upstream (suppliers) or downstream (buyers) the value chain.
Participants may assume a number of roles in the transformation process: executives and general managers, consultants, researchers, technology experts, communication professionals, product and project managers and policy-makers.
Typical participants in the Circular Business Academy include senior representatives of company clusters from the industries that are advancing in a circular transition, and other stakeholders who are involved in strategic innovation and development partnerships and collaboration programmes.
Why choose CBA?
Learn from and exchange knowledge and skills directly with leading experts and practitioners of the circular economy
New growth opportunities of the circular economy
Circular portfolio analysis and circular self-assessment
Complete practitioners‘ toolkit for a circular business model transformation
Practical guidelines and hands-on assistance towards a circular transformation
Identification and acquisition of new competencies for business model transformation
Understanding the nature of financing and options for circular models
Individual mentoring to support the process of implementation
Certificate of “Circular Transformation Manager”