Professor Dr Walter R. Stahel

Professor Dr Walter R. Stahel

“I met the people from Circular Computing™ recently and I believe that what they are doing is an angle shift that, a few years down the line, will result in “a new normal”. The road to a true self-sustainable circular economy is a long one but progress is made by innovative individuals and companies taking steps that change the habits of the rest of us. Circular has identified what should be done and has acquired the skills to do it. I wish them nothing but great success, as we will all benefit.”

About Professor Walter R.Stahel

Prof. Walter R. Stahel has been founder-director of the Product-Life Institute (Switzerland), the oldest established consultancy in Europe devoted to developing sustainable strategies and policies, since 1983. From 1986 to 2013, he was also director of risk management research of the Geneva Association. In 1971, he graduated from ETH Zurich with an MA in architecture. Walter is a full member of the Club of Rome.

In 2005, he was nominated Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, UK; in 2016 at l’Institut EDDEC (environmement, développement durable et économie circulaire), Montréal, Canada.

In 2013, Walter received a doctorate honoris causa from the University of Surrey; in 2016 another one from l’Université de Montréal.

Walter’s latest analysis of a Circular Industrial Economy has been on-line since early January 2016 and the majority of his publications are available for free


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