The Young Global Leaders Circular Economy Taskforce is a World Economic Forum, Young Global Leaders (YGL) initiative. The vision of the taskforce is to create a socially and environmentally prosperous world where profitable businesses provide smart goods and services within the resource limits of the planet. The mission of the taskforce has evolved, building on previous success by heightening its focus on enabling an understanding of the circular economy among business leaders, policymakers and political leaders, allowing the circular economy to be fully appreciated as a viable response to the global resource challenge. The YGL Circular Economy Taskforce Co-Chairs lead the awards program.
Senior Managing Director, Growth, Strategy & Sustainability, Accenture
Peter is a member of Accenture Strategy and Accenture’s overall Global Leadership Council. He advises boards and top management teams on strategy and sustainability issues. He authored the Amazon best-selling book ‘Waste to Wealth’ and co-founded the WEF YGL Taskforce on Circular Economy and The Circulars.
Ida is a Member of Parliament, and former Minister for the Environment, for Denmark. Ida has held a number of positions related to the environmental agenda, including Spokeswoman for Environmental Affairs, Member of the Energy Policy Committee, and Member of the Environment and Regional Planning Committee.
David co-founded and leads AeroFarms, a high-tech, data-driven vertical farming company that addresses our global food crisis by building and operating large-scale vertical farms in urban environments. David’s expertise in the circular economy has developed from AeroFarms’ success, having been recognized as a Circular Economy 100 company.
Chief Economist, CBI
Rain is a Chief Economist at the CBI, providing economic analysis and working with the business community on economic policy. Prior to this, Rain was head of Emerging Markets at Oxford Economics having started her career at the Bank of England.