In the circular economy, perpetual value comes naturally.

Imagine if we were able to create an economy that serves people and nature, rather than one that people and nature serve. That’s why we’re here, how about you?

Coreo has grown from a family business to a dedicated team of systems thinkers, strategists, and all-round doers taking the circular economy from theory to practice globally.

Our linear economic model relies on the take-make-waste of precious resources. But as emissions rise and trust erodes, as biodiversity diminishes and the demand for accountability grows, the linear economy is reaching the end of the line.

Business as usual no longer makes business sense.

Transformation over transaction

Leaders who value tomorrow are rethinking value creation today. We exist to support that journey… you don’t have to go it alone.

Circularity generates better performance, engages teams in a greater purpose, and forges resilient ecosystems. With unparalleled experience, Coreo partners with leaders to reimagine business models, supply chains, and material flows to help companies harness the power of circularity.

In this defining decade for humanity, we are privileged to connect and work with brave leaders. Below are some of the fine folk we call clients and some of the ways we’ve been recognised as circular economy pioneers.

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Accolades

TEDx

TEDx

TEDx Sydney Discovery Session

We were chosen by TEDx Sydney to host a Discovery Session on Transforming Economies to Serve People and Nature in December 2021

UN

UN

Invited Guests United Nations General Assembly

Paul Polman, then CEO of Unilever, invited Coreo’s Co-Founders to a roundtable on Leveraging Blended Finance for the Sustainable Development Goals at the 2019 United Nations General Assembly.

WCEF

WCEF

Australian Representative and Speaker World Circular Economy Forum 2019 and 2021

Coreo’s CEO was the only Australian invited to speak at the 2019 and 2021 World Circular Economy Forums. During these events, Ashleigh had the privilege of sharing a panel with the former European Commissioner to the Environment, Janez Potočnik, and interviewing global business leaders.

EMF Mentor

EMF Mentor

Ellen MacArthur Foundation ‘From Linear to Circular’ expert mentors

We have been selected as Ellen MacArthur Foundation 'From Linear to Circular/ expert mentors, a role granted to only a handful of people worldwide

CSR

CSR

CSR Influence Leaders – Top 100 in 2020

Coreo is honoured to have our CEO and COO awarded in the global Top 100 CSR Influence Leaders Awards.

Griffith

Griffith

Associate Professors Griffith University

In recognition of their unique and specialised experience in actioning the circular economy globally, Coreo’s Co-Founders have been appointed as Associate Professors of Griffith University which ranks in the top 2% of universities globally.

ACE Hub

ACE Hub

Australian Circular Economy Advisory Hub

We are proud to be represented on the ACE Hub Advisory Board

Amazon

Amazon

Circular Economy for Dummies – Amazon Best Seller

We were called on to edit Circular Economy speak into practical language for a broad audience, hitting best-seller on Amazon.

Case Studies

Hydro Tasmania

Hydro Tasmania

A case study on circular clean energy

Hydro Tasmania is Australia’s leading clean energy business and largest generator of renewable energy. The team at Hydro Tasmania approached Coreo to design and deliver a circular experiment for their operations at Gowrie Park. As a result, Hydro Tasmania is now eager to explore other circular opportunities with eight more circular economy projects to be undertaken with the goal to further embed circular principles into Hydro Tasmania operations.

World Circular Economy Forum

World Circular Economy Forum

A case study in the global metals and minerals supply chain

The World Circular Economy Forum 2021, convened 150 people from 30 countries in an accelerator session to advance our understanding of mining and metals in the circular economy. The resulting strategic insights and case study were co-written by session partners Circular Economy Leadership Canada, Smart Prosperity Institute, Materials Efficiency Research Group, and Coreo.

Transition to Action

Transition to Action

A case study on regional initiatives with the Queensland Government

Transition to Action (T2A) is a collaborative program between Coreo, the Queensland Government’s Department of Environment and Science (DES) and the local people of two Queensland regions, Goondiwindi and Cairns to explore circular economy opportunities. In eight short months we engaged with more than 140 stakeholders directly and reached close to 40,000 people, with 80% agreeing their behaviour has changed positively as a result of their newly garnered knowledge of the circular economy.

CE Lab

CE Lab

A case study in circular economy collaboration with key players

Launched in 2019, designed by Coreo and Business Models Inc and supported by the Queensland Government, the CE Lab was a unique multi-party co-innovation programme where 26 organisations from large multinationals through to start-ups, local governments, and social enterprises, explored emerging opportunities and co-designed circular economy solutions.The intent of this report is to provide an update on the projects that were borne from the Circular Economy Lab (CE Lab), an experimental and collaborative environment with a mission to accelerate the circular economy in Queensland.

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We acknowledge the first and continuing custodians of the countries and the grounds upon which we all collectively work, create, live and dream. We recognise the unique and enduring relationship that exists between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories the world over. We welcome their deep knowledge and participation in the circular economy.

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