Regenerative and Circular Economy Lab

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A new initiative currently ‘incubating’ at the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.


Our purpose is to accelerate and amplify the innovation necessary to transition to a circular economy by connecting, engaging and mobilising students, academics, and practitioners from across the UK (and beyond!)

What is the 'circular economy'

The Circular Economy is a[n economic] system of production and consumption that seeks to valorise resources and eliminate waste.

Principles of reuse, sharing, better design, repairing and recycling allow for a regenerative, sustainable system to prosper, while also saving money, time and resources.

In addition to transforming resource use, widespread circular economy innovation could create 3 million jobs across Europe (WRAP, 2015) as well as generate net economic benefit of €1.8 trillion by 2030 (McKinsey & Company, 2015).

Dare to be the change

Screenshot from Circular Economy Lab video animation

Oxford students share their views on the future they want to build.

What is the Regenerative and Circular Economy Lab?

The Regenerative and Circular Economy Lab is an initiative incubating at Saïd Business School. We have three main goals: to deepen awareness and understanding of the circular economy, to create a bridge between academics and practitioners who are working in the Regenerative and Circular Economy (R&CE) space, and finally to highlight opportunities for students to devote their careers to circularity after their time at Oxford.

Collaboration is key to making the circular economy a reality, which is why we are 100% open to students from across Oxford – and beyond! We warmly welcome anyone and everyone to join us in our projects that focus on the Regenerative and Circular Economy in Oxford and beyond.

Webinar Series

Take a look at our 2020 events series with regenerative and circular economy leaders and doers from around the world.

Reflections from students

Visit the Regenerative and Circular Economy Lab Facebook page to connect with us and for more regular updates on activities.


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The Circular Economy: Boundaries and Bridges

Read the latest report written by Aoife Brophy Haney, Olya Krestyaninova and Charmian Love with support from the World Economic Forum and members of PACE and funded by the Skoll Centre.

This Circular Economy report was launched at WEF Sustainable Development Impact summit. The new report highlights the need for fundamental systems change to address sustainable development challenges.

Contact the team

To collaborate or for more information, reach out to the Regenerative and Circular Economy Lab team.