Implementing Solutions

Circular Economy

How can people create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable?

Submissions are Closed


Mark Reuss

President, General Motors | Judge for GM Prize on Circular Economy

Marjorie Yang

Chairman, Esquel Group


Lewis Akenji

Executive Director, SEED

Hari Balasubramanian

Managing Partner, EcoAdvisors

Lisa Brady

Director, Supply Chain Sustainability and Circular Economy, Cisco

John Fernández

Professor, Department of Architecture Director, MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

United States

Léa Gejer

Founder, Flock and Ideia Circular


Amy Hall

Vice President, Social Consciousness, EILEEN FISHER

Barbara Hendrie

Director, UN Environment North America

Arthur Huang

Founder and CEO, MINIWIZ

Trish Hyde

Founder PlastX; MD The Plastics Circle; Director Plasticity, Plasticity

Danielle Joseph

Investor, Closed Loop Ventures

Kristin Kagetsu

Co-Founder and CEO, Saathi

Ryan Macpherson

Portfolio and Investment Manager, Autodesk

Loay Malahmeh

Venture Building & Innovation in MENA


Libby McDonald

Inclusive Economies Specialist, MIT D-Lab

Shrijeet Mishra

Chief Innovation Officer, Aditya Birla Group

Mr Andrew Morlet

Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

United Kingdom

Mari Pantsar

Director, Carbon-Neutral Circular Economy, Sitra

Dane Parker

Vice President, Global Facilities and Environment, General Motors || Judge for The GM Prize on Circular Economy

Liz Rodgers

VP of Sustainable Product, Nike

United States

Ninfa Salinas

President, Grupo Dragon

Shilpa Sharma

Entrepreneur in Fashion, Lifestyle, and Travel,

Graeme Smith

Consumer Packaging Sustainability Manager, Mondi Group

Venan Sondo

Co-Founder and Managing Director, CHAiNT Afrique LTD


Mark Reuss

President, General Motors | Judge for GM Prize on Circular Economy

Marjorie Yang

Chairman, Esquel Group

Judging Criteria


The solution uses technology to address one of Solve's Global Challenges. 

Potential for Impact: 

The planned solution implementation has the potential to impact lives. 


Solution implementation is feasible, and the team has a plan for financial sustainability.

Innovative Approach: 

The solution includes a new technology, a new application of technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the Challenge.


The solution can be scaled to affect the lives of more people.

Partnership Potential: 

The applicant clearly explains how the solution would benefit from the broad range of resources that the Solve community is positioned to provide. 

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