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Short bio

Catherine Weetman FRSA FIEMA FCILT

Circular Economy Advisor | Author | Speaker

Catherine Weetman helps businesses thrive by using fair, regenerative and circular approaches that are better for people, planet and profit.  Catherine is the author of the award-winning A Circular Economy Handbook, published by Kogan Page and host of the popular Circular Economy Podcast.

Catherine helps businesses and community groups to become more resilient, sustainable and future-fit. She founded Rethink Global in 2013, to support organisations that want to explore how circular and regenerative approaches create value and shrink your footprint. She helps clients to clarify what to do (and why), convince  stakeholders, and make a solid business case.

Catherine Weetman - Rethink Global

Longer bio ~ 275 words

Catherine Weetman helps businesses thrive by using fair, regenerative and circular approaches that are better for people, planet and profit. She founded Rethink Global in 2013, to support organisations that want to explore how circular and regenerative approaches create value and shrink your footprint. She helps clients to clarify what to do (and why), convince  stakeholders, and make a solid business case. Catherine is the author of the award-winning A Circular Economy Handbook and host of the popular Circular Economy Podcast. She is a Mentor and Group Leader for the Circular Economy Club, a member of the Strategic Foresight Board for the Circular Economy Alliance, and a member of the advisory board for UKMSN+.

A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business, published by Kogan Page, explains the what, why and how of the circular economy. The 2020 edition includes a new chapter on packaging, over 100 extra examples, and many more updates to help people use the circular economy to create profitable, resilient, sustainable businesses.

Catherine qualified as an Industrial Engineer and began her career in garment manufacturing, before moving onto logistics solution design, project and risk management, business intelligence and supply chain consulting, including senior roles with Tesco, Kellogg’s and DHL Supply Chain. In 2010, frustrated by the lack of awareness and ambition for a future-fit approach to climate, resources and ecosystem restoration, she began to focus on finding the sweet spot between sustainability and business strategy.

She is a Fellow of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), a Fellow of The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA), a university lecturer and has a Master’s degree from Cranfield University. Catherine’s awards include the Director’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement at Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Transportation, Dissertation of the Year from the CILT, and the British Clothing Industries Association Business Fellowship Award.

A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business by Catherine Weetman, explains the what, why and how of the circular economy.

The new (2020) edition includes extensive updates, builds on the latest research on circular business models, has a new chapter on packaging and over 300 real examples from businesses large and small, in every sector, around the world.

You can save 20% when you buy the book from publisher Kogan Page (shipping worldwide, free to UK and US) by using code CIRCL20 at the checkout: https://www.koganpage.com/CircEcon2.

The book has earned praise from circular economy experts from the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, Technical University of Delft, UNIDO, the Circular Economy Club and many more, and is described as a “must-read for businesses, students and policymakers.” Available in print and e-book/Kindle versions, at all good booksellers.

“This is a book for everyone in business, or who wants to shape the future of business. The circular economy is the best toolkit we have for future sustainable business and this book leads you through what it is and why so many businesses and governments are getting on board.” Tom Szaky, Founder & CEO, TerraCycle

A Circular Economy Handbook by Catherine Weetman