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Emma Burlow

Emma Burlow, Resource Futures (1)

Emma Burlow


Founder, Lighthouse Sustainability.

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Emma Burlow is the founder of Lighthouse Sustainability. She is one of the UK’s leading specialists on circular economy and sustainability in businesses. She has worked with business on sustainability for 25 years. She has an excellent overview of how to manage large scale projects, alongside the detail of what drives individual businesses and ultimately, sustainability outcomes. This experience gives Emma a unique depth of understanding of the critical success factors for implementing more circular business models, particularly the importance of understanding the financial model, establishing key partnerships and understanding the marketplace. She works with established businesses to help them find a pragmatic, solid pathway through sustainability, carbon and circularity, supports start-ups to disrupt conventional industries and delivers bespoke training.

In 2020, Emma started her #CE100 series to profile businesses working in the circular economy. Her network continues to grow, and she uses this to catalyse the rapid change we need to meet future sustainability challenges. Emma was the Head of Circular Economic at Resource Futures from 2016-2020. She grew the business’s CE capacity to a successful team across England and Scotland working with clients such as Waitrose, Central England Co-op Beko, WRAP and Zero Waste Scotland. Emma was the project manager and delivery consultant for the WRAP REBus project between 2014 and 2016. Emma is a Director of SevernNet; a circular economy focused business network in the Avonmouth area and leader of the Circular Economy Club (Bristol-SevernNet) chapter.


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July 15, 2021 from our Video Panels In this webinar, we explore the role of sharing and reuse in reducing our reliance on single-use items such as takeaway food and drink and e-commerce packaging.Read More

Are circular business models mainstream? Examples from the #CE100 series
February 3, 2021 from our Video Panels Emma Burlow started her #CE100 series in Feb 2020 as a means of sharing some of the many successful circular business she comes across and works with.Read More

Circular Economy Business Models in Practice – UK and US Perspectives
September 24, 2020 from our Panelists This webinar explores what makes CE business models work in practice with panelists from the UK and the US.Read More

Circular Economy Mentoring – Access to Support / Networks
June 18, 2020 from our Video Panels This webinar introduces two vital support networks where you can access mentoring support, the Circular Economy Club and Sustainability Mentors.Read More

Next Steps to Eliminate Avoidable Plastic Waste Systematically
November 26, 2018 from our 2018 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels Emma Burlow & Kate Bailey participate in this panel organized as part of the 2018 Global Dialogue on Waste. Read More

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