The Future of Work in a global circular economy

Transitioning to a Circular Economy will imply far-reaching changes for the future of work and will pose new challenges to the training of management and workforce.

The speakers in this session will discuss stages of implementation, impact measurement, and Circular Economy best practices across industry sectors.

Topics addressed include new educational requirements for circular product design and manufacturing, increased demand and training for skilled technical workers engaged in the "Re"-sectors (including redesign, repair, reuse, re-purposing, remanufacturing, recycling), new modes of cross-sector collaboration to foster sharing, servicing, and joint management of connected products, and integrating tools for measuring impact as well as progress towards closing resource loops.

Session Chair

Dr Susanne Kadner

Dr Mary Cronin

Session Theme 6 Regional and global change