Leading the Circular Revolution

Join us and the city of Zurich for an evening exploring how cities can lead the way towards a more sustainable way of living by embracing the circular economy.

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You are invited to explore the circular economy’s transformative power in cities during an evening event on Thursday, October 5, 2023. Discover how the circular economy enables sustainable living and empowers communities and learn from the city of Zurich that ranks second in the world for circular living*.

While occupying only 3% of the planet’s territory, cities use 75 % of global resources. The circular economy has emerged as a pivotal tool to move towards a way of living that is not only sustainable, but also regenerative — respecting the planetary boundaries.

Cities as hyperconnected hubs and epicenters of intersecting systems provide ideal platforms to lead the way towards the circular revolution and thus a more sustainable future.

But implementing the circular economy comes with its challenges, requiring collaboration among diverse actors and systems. The event will feature a panel with speakers from four different backgrounds (government, academia, startup, corporate sector) to explore how cities can lead the way.

They will exchange best practices in circular living that cities can implement to foster sustainable production methods and economic prosperity while utilizing resources effectively.

The event is part of a larger event series celebrating the 20th anniversary of the San Francisco – Zurich sister city partnership.

*Zurich ranks second in the world for circular living, according to the 2022 Circular Cities Barometer released by Bloomberg. The Canton of Zurich was the first Swiss canton to include the circular economy in its constitution in 2022. 


  • 5:30pm – Doors open
  • 6:00pm – Welcome by Greater Zurich Area (GZA) and Swissnex
  • 6:05pm – Opening remarks by Corine Mauch, Mayor of Zurich
  • 6:40pm – Panel discussion
  • 7:10pm – Q&A
  • 7:20pm – Networking reception
  • 8:30pm – Event ends

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