Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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Ellen MacArthur Foundation
NIST Sector Wellbeing
GICS Industrial Consumer Services
Smart Tag(s)
Business type Nonprofit
Year Founded June 23, 2009
Founder(s) Dame Ellen MacArthur
City, State Cowes
Country United Kingdom
Region Served Worldwide
Executives Andrew Morlet CEO
Philip Sellwood Trustee
Peter Morgan Trustee
Revenue £1,151,488$ 1,556,064.865 <br />€ 1,369,337.081 <br />CA$ 1,976,202.378 <br />CNY 9,849,890.595 <br />KRW 1,906,879.689 <br />
Number of employees 10
Sponsorship Level Sponsor

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a UK Charitable organization which aims to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design & build a positive future through the framework of a circular economy.


Founded on 23 June 2009, the Foundation was publicly launched on 2 September 2010 by Dame Ellen MacArthur at the Science Museum (London), with the support of a group of 'Founding Partners', B&Q, BT Group, Cisco, National Grid plc and Renault. The charity was inspired by MacArthur's sailing experiences and she put GBP 500,000 of her own money into the project. Another GBP 6 mil was raised by the five founding partners.

On 17 May 2017, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, in conjunction with the Charles, Prince of Wales, launched a USD 2 million prize fund for innovations which work towards the management of waste plastics.

Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE)

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a founding member and knowledge partner of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE), which is a public-private collaboration platform and project accelerator launched out of the World Economic Forum focusing on the circular economy.

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