FROM LITTLE THINGS,
BIG THINGS GROW.
In 2017 our founders created Australia’s first circular economy pilot project, The Circular Experiment, with a mission to catalyse the global transition to a circular economy. For six months they worked with 45 businesses on Ocean Street in Queensland to implement six circular economy principles.
Together they created an environment built on trust and collaboration that helped unlock economic opportunities for the street. They worked to change the narrative around what was possible thus enhancing social outcomes and finally they reduced the streets’ dependence on finite resources.
Fundamentally, The Circular Experiment worked and as such it’s now no longer an experiment.
It’s a game changing business.
Our mission is to catalyse the global transition to a circular economy
Coreo is relied upon by Communities, Corporations and Governments to unlock the economic, social, and environmental opportunities of a circular economy through a values driven approach to action.
Coreo has cemented its position at the forefront of Australasia’s transition to a circular economy by leading world first projects; providing thought leadership on international stages including at the World Circular Economy Forum; and actioning the knowledge and tools of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s coveted circular economy leadership program.
At Coreo we take circular economy theory and put it into practice.
“Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, AND working together is success”
OUR PROJECTS ARE AT THE HEART AND SOUL OF WHAT WE DO…
They are where we get to stretch our creative muscles and create lasting and
impactful change for the people, communities, and organisations we work with and for.
FIRST CIRCULAR ECONOMY MASTER PLANNED
Working alongside Ricardo Energy
and Environment, Coreo has developed Australia’s
first circular economy master planned
ASSESSMENT OF GOVERNMENT READINESS FOR TRANSITION
Coreo was part of a consortium of organisations that delivered an economic analysis and sectoral assessment of the States readiness for the transition to a circular economy.
INSPIRING, EMPOWERING AND INTERACTIVE WORKSHOPS
Coreo is delivering an interactive workshop to inspire and empower students to apply circular economy business models to create lasting impact.
COREO IS CREATING AUSTRALIA’S FIRST
by designing waste out of the system through product to service business models and the design and manufacture of new infrastructure.
ACHIEVING NET ZERO WASTE AND EMISSIONS BY 2030
Coreo is working to deliver education and action to support Spicers to achieve their net zero waste and net zero emissions by 2030 targets with a focus on projects that will scale across their retreats.
COMMUNITY RESILIENCE AND SELF-SUFFICIENCY
Working with Global Future Makers and Regional Economic Solutions to deliver a circular economy project to 23% of Queensland’s land mass. The aim is to deliver community resilience and self-sufficiency for RAPAD by utilising circular economy principles.
Co-Create & incubate.
In partnership with Business Models Inc. we are delivering a Circular Economy Lab to facilitate systemic change across supply chains and foster the emergence of the next generation of business collaboration in Queensland.
The 27 industry partners of the Circular Economy Lab have a collective revenue of over $170 billion dollars.
If nothing else this figure demonstrates that some of the world’s most successful businesses realise the value in the circular economy and are willing to work together to unlock it.
the bit where we COMMUNICATE COMPLEX INFORMATION TO CATALYSE SYSTEMic CHANGE.
Not somebody else’s story on the theoretical value of a circular economy but through our own story actioning it.
We told you up above that our founders successfully created Australia’s first circular economy pilot project but what we didn’t tell you was that our founders are two sisters who had a big hairy audacious goal to FUNDAMENTALLY prove that there was a different and better way to do things…
So armed with this goal (and not much else) the journey began.
We don’t tell other people's stories. We tell our own.
Within less than 18 months our founders have been invited to keynote and speak at over a dozen national conferences and thought leadership events including VIVID Sydney, QODE Queensland, The World Circular Economy Forum Finland, The World Science Festival Brisbane, Waste and Resources Perth, The Global Ideas Festival Melbourne, and many more.
Through personal experience and action our founders deliver presentations, workshops, and educational content that provide a clear and engaging vision for the circular economy which when brought to life through relatable anecdotes, endearing authenticity and novel ways of thinking not only inspire audiences but also evoke a clear path toward circular economy action.
We are collaborating with the Griffith Centre for Sustainable Enterprise to deliver a 3 day Transformative Circular Economy Leadership Masterclass. This course allows participants to understand the foundational knowledge of CE, global trends in CE, local policy and legislation that facilitates CE, and importantly the mind shift and communication skills required to facilitate the transformation of the economy from linear to circular.
Who for: A course for people who want to increase their influence in organisations and the sector they are involved with.
Where: South Bank Campus, Brisbane
When: Course 1: Sept 9th -11th
Course 2: Late 2019 - TBD
Duration: 3 days
Mode: Face to face and online
Accreditation: Potential masters micro credential option available (10 credit points) for an extra day of course contact. Details and cost to be confirmed.
Course facilitators: Ashleigh and Jaine Morris, Dr Rob Hales
Guest presenters: Ken Webster, Former head of innovation, Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
The key learning objectives of the course are:
Demonstrate knowledge of circular economy principles and business models acknowledging the foundational theories (cradle to cradle, biomimicry, performance economy and indigenous know-how and values… and more)
Demonstrate knowledge of the public policy context in which circular economy is embedded
Demonstrate and understand the environmental, social and economic value in a circular economy and the means to which the value can cascade and be shared
Evidence the ability to practice systems thinking coupled with circular economy principles (circular systems thinking) to identify opportunities to create transformative change towards circularity
Articulate the mind shift from a linear view of the world to one that is circular. Think, design and do with the end in mind
Articulate a personal leadership approach that you will use to facilitate more circularity in the complex world in which you have influence