Speaker Dame Ellen MACARTHUR


Dame Ellen MacArthur made yachting history in 2005, when she became the fastest solo sailor to circumnavigate the globe, and remains the UK's most successful offshore racer ever.

Having become acutely aware of the finite nature of the resources our linear economy relies upon, she stepped away from professional sailing in 2009 to launch the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which works with education and business to accelerate the transition to a regenerative circular economy.

Having published two seminal economic reports, the Foundation now notably works with the World Economic Forum and the European Commission.


What change inspire her :

"Assume nothing, question everything."

 Learn more :

Revoir son intervention au World Forum Lille 2010, au lancement de sa fondation. Un des moments les plus forts de l'histoire du World Forum Lille !

The video " What is circular economy 100?"

Report series highlighting the economic rationale for the transition to a circular economy – an opportunity in excess of 2 trillionUSD for the global economy.



Ellen MacArthur's interview at the World Forum Lille 2013 :

World Forum Lille 2013 : Ellen MacArthur par WorldForumLilleTV

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Foundation created in 2010 by the British sailor Ellen MacArthur with the goal of inspiring a generation to rethink , redesign and build a better future through the vision of a circular economy .

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