January 20: McDonough to Judge The Circulars 2016

William McDonough will be a judge for the second annual circular economy awards, The Circulars. The Circulars, the world’s premier circular economy award program, offers recognition to individuals and organizations from commerce and society that have made a notable contribution to driving circular economy principles. The Circulars is an initiative of the Young Global Leaders taskforce supported by the World Economic Forum, where McDonough currently serves as chairman on the Meta-Council for the Circular Economy.

The first annual Circulars were held at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos on January 20, 2015. The program received nearly 200 entrants from some of the most dynamic circular economy efforts from around the globe.

Here is a list of the entry categories for 2016:

  • Award for Circular Economy Leadership
  • Award for Circular Economy Multinational
  • Award for Circular Economy Enterprise
  • Award for Circular Economy Entrepreneur
  • Award for Circular Economy Government, Cities & Regions
  • Award for Circular Economy Investor
  • Award for Circular Economy Digital Disruptor

New entry category for 2016:

  • People’s Choice Award – New category this year: The entry which receives the most public votes, via polling on the website in Autumn 2015, will be recognized as the People’s Choice winner. Entrants who want to be considered for the People’s Choice Award will be required to check the relevant box on their entry form, and submit their entry by September 1, 2015.

Entries for The Circulars 2016 are now open online at www.thecirculars.org.

All other entries will be accepted until September 30, 2015. The awards will be presented in a ceremony at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos in January 2016.