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Catherine Weetman FIEMA FRSA

Circular Economy Author | Speaker | Advisor| Coach

International speaker, author and strategic advisor, Catherine Weetman helps people  discover why circular, regenerative and fair solutions are better for people, planet – and prosperity.

Catherine Weetman Circular Economy talks, workshops and coaching

Catherine’s award-winning A Circular Economy Handbook, published by Kogan Page, is now in its 2nd edition, and she hosts the popular Circular Economy Podcast, with listeners in over 150 countries.

Working for great companies like Tesco, Kellogg’s and DHL Supply Chain gave her an inside track on the complex and interconnected challenges of manufacturing, retail and supply chains, encouraging her to develop solutions that overcame the ‘pull of the status quo’.

Catherine’s wide-ranging experience, systems-thinking perspective, and willingness to challenge business-as-usual, together with a deep understanding of circular and regenerative practices across industry sectors, means she’s uniquely qualified to help you succeed with circular.

Why work with me?

Catherine says: I want to help your business thrive, by using circular, regenerative strategies your customers will love – opening up new markets and profit streams, reducing risk and improving sustainability.

Don’t get stuck in ‘business as usual’, or waste time and money on false solutions… I can support you and your team to design a business for tomorrow’s customers – and tomorrow’s challenges.

Future-fit companies are developing new business models and understanding how to shape products, materials and systems to create, capture and circulate more value for everyone.

I’m fascinated by the ‘sweet spot’ where strategy and sustainability come together. I care about helping create a better world, and I believe putting circularity at the heart of your business means a better future for everyone.

More about Catherine

After a long corporate career, Catherine set up Rethink Global in 2013 to help organisations develop future-fit, resilient strategies, and to uncover sustainability risks and value opportunities.  After researching the circular economy in 2010, she realised it could be a ‘game-changer’.  It’s a simple, yet transformational approach, using straightforward principles to make a better world for society, business and our living planet.

Her book, A Circular Economy Handbook: How to Build a More Resilient, Competitive and Sustainable Business includes a wealth of wide-ranging examples and tips on getting started.  It won the Plumes des Achats award in 2018.  Catherine is regularly invited to speak at conferences and give workshops and seminars.  She offers advice and coaching to help businesses use the circular economy to improve their resilience, competitiveness and sustainability.  Get in touch to find out more…

Catherine’s early career was in manufacturing, when she qualified as an Industrial Engineer.  She then moved onto logistics solution design, project management, business intelligence and supply chain consulting.  Her career spans food, fashion and logistics, including Tesco, Kellogg’s and DHL Supply Chain.

She is a Fellow of the Institute for Environmental Management and Assessment and is a member of IEMA‘s Circular Economy Steering Group. Catherine is also a Fellow of the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), and has a Master’s degree from Cranfield University and a Certificate in Permaculture Design.

Catherine has won a number of awards, including the Director’s Prize for Outstanding Achievement at Cranfield Centre for Logistics and Transportation, and the British Clothing Industries Association Business Fellowship Award.

Catherine’s client experience includes blue-chip organisations such as Amec, B&Q, BHS/Storehouse, Booker plc, Burton Group, Dixons-Carphone Warehouse, Goodyear, Mothercare, Ricardo-AEA, Sonae Group, The Millennium Dome, WH Smith, SCALA Supply Chain Best Practice Forum, Woodcock and Wilson Ltd, Zero Waste Scotland.

Catherine is based in North Yorkshire, UK.

You can connect with Catherine on LinkedIn