Photocredit: Karin Malmstrom–Marine Photo Bank
Learn more about our principles through the tabs below.
- Blended Value
- Blue Economy
Blue Economy. For 183 coastal countries (50% of the global population) including 52 Small Island Developing States (SIDS), a healthy marine environment is critical for a viable economy. Green economy will rely on sustainable management of oceans and coasts, protection of marine ecosystems, and the conservation of marine resources. This is called a ‘blue economy’ approach, implying that green economy and sustainable development must include a focus on benefits of the marine environment to coastal communities, and in particular for SIDS and developing countries.
The Monaco Workshop focuses on three themes, food security, energy, and tourism, all critical in advancing sustainable oceans governance for use in the context of both the “green” and ‘blue’ economy.
With global demands for fuel and pollution remediation of the oceans, UpGyres merges both solution and problem into strategy to develop the blue economy.
- Board of Change
- Circle Economy
The Circle Economy is a community that shares a vision of sustainability, and commit themselves to realizing this vision.
The Circle Economy inspires, connects and changes individuals, small and large companies, governmental and non-governmental organizations to redesign their lives, business models and production processes in accordance with the following principles:
1. Energy and Resources.
- Limit the use of resources
- Design for upcycle-ability
- Energy from renewable resources
2. Systems thinking and Ecosystems.
- The ability to understand how things influence one another within a whole
- Diverse systems with many connections and scales are more resilient in face of external shocks
- Preserve and restore natural balance
3. Waste is food.
- Waste doesn’t exist
- Make use of pure materials, biological and technical components (nutrients) of a product are designed to fit within a material cycle, use of pure materials and design for disassembly and repurposing
4. Social and Welfare.
- Protect and restore the rights of people (and animals) to dignity
- Collaboration Economy
We Not Me
Individual companies no longer control, but now can only influence, their own destinies.
Collaboration across the private, public, and social sectors is our best shot at achieving sustainable development.
Collaboration across sectors can lead to increased prosperity for all that addresses our most vexing challenges.
The Collaboration Economy describes a situation in which “the interest of the commons now affects the common interest.”