Eunomia is strengthening its focus on interventions on the business benefits of resource efficiency and circular economy business models.
The new resource efficiency and circular economy team will be led by Mark Hilton, who brings over 30 years’ experience, from both industry and consultancy, encompassing everything from eco-design and sustainable procurement to process efficiency and behaviour change, and covering many sectors of industry. He, along with several of the other team members, is based at the company’s new office in Manchester city-centre.
Team members boast a track record of delivering practical solutions for blue chip private clients including Aggreko, BMW, EDF Energy, Dell, Heinz, Subway, Toshiba, UK Power Networks, National Grid, Carillion and many more. They are equally at home when it comes to undertaking research and developing new policy in the field, having worked extensively for UK Government, WRAP, Zero Waste Scotland, and various branches of the European Commission, such as DG ENV and the Joint Research Centre.
The team brings practical experience and a focus on businesses to Eunomia’s existing portfolio of strengths in energy, policy, economic analysis, and commercially-informed advice. Eunomia has a history of supporting companies to develop holistic approaches to improving their environmental performance including identifying inefficiencies, finding optimum solutions, gauging the appetite for new models of product/service delivery, cost-effective and future-proofed compliance, and building practical business cases for change across organisations of all shapes and sizes.
The new team is already engaged in a wide variety of projects, including a study on circular economy indicators for the European Commission. Work for Zero Waste Scotland is under way on both reverse logistics and procurement in the context of a circular economy, and on resource efficient construction. The team is also working with WRAP on a study into more durable products.
Eunomia Chairman, Dr Dominic Hogg said:
“This new team will link closely with our established area of expertise in related areas of policy, and will allow us to offer advice to businesses at the sharp end of delivering a circular economy. Business practices and policy are co-evolving and we are keen to shape the evolution on both sides. These insights will also benefit our clients working in waste collection, recycling and re-use, to whom who we’ll be able to give a clear view regarding the shape of things to come, and how they can stay ahead of the curve.”