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The Circular Economy
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CPE Self-study

The Circular Economy

Consider both risks and opportunities in transitioning to a circular economy and what it means for your business.

$49 - $59
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NASBA Field of Study

Business Management and Organization



CPE Credits



Samantha Griffiths


1 year

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 Business & partner 
Product Details

Rethinking the linear model

Mindset and relationships

Learn how the depletion of finite resources is prompting business to reconsider their business models. Explore different types of circular business models to see if any fit your business, and be open to the need to approach this with an emphasis on systems and design thinking.

Understand the need to rethink relationships with markets in which your business operates, how you interact with customers, and your impact on the natural world.

Technical and biological cycles

Explore the technical and biological cycles of the circular economy and discover some of the key drivers and technological developments driving the circular economy toward mainstream business.

This course provides 1.5 hours of CPE credit in the Business, Management and Organization field of study.

Who Will Benefit
  • CFOs, controllers, and VPs of finance
  • Risk management professionals
  • CPA business advisors
Key Topics
  • Principles and drivers
  • Supporting technologies
  • Benefits and risks
  • Adoption rate factors
  • Types of business model
  • Integrated life-cycle thinking
  • Collaboration
Learning Outcomes
  • Recognize the key characteristics of the circular economy.
  • Identify the impact that transitioning to the circular economy could have on business.
  • Recall important topics and conversations to be discussed regarding the potential transition to a circular economy for your business.
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
Business Management and Organization
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Samantha Griffiths
BSc (Hons), MBA, FCCA
Samantha specializes in the narrative reporting landscape, with emphasis on integrated reporting and developing and communicating board effectiveness. She started her career in a large international bank and transitioned to a role in the Treasury for a large multinational engineering business before working for several years at the London Stock Exchange. This was followed by an extensive consulting and training career, working alongside boards and senior management teams at many high-profile organizations. Over the years, Samantha has worked with boards and their corporate advisors to review hundreds of annual reports and corporate communications. The focus of her work has been on developing and articulating the value proposition of organizations to their various stakeholders. Consulting assignments have included investor outreach programs, perception studies, board evaluations, annual report development, key message development, best practice benchmarking, and board effectiveness training. She has led the development of internationally award-winning annual reports and governance practices. Her work has also involved her working alongside organizations involved in the Financial Reporting Council's financial reporting lab business model initiative. Samantha's practical experience is complemented by her academic links to a variety of UK institutions. She frequently delivers lectures, seminars, and master classes on topics including strategy, governance, risk, and ethics. Samantha is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has an executive MBA from Manchester Business School. She is currently executive director of Sagenius Limited, a niche advisory firm.

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