Jon Smieja

Jon Smieja works to accelerate the transition from a linear to a circular economy. He is the Vice President and Senior Analyst on the circular economy at GreenBiz Group, where he leads the company’s circularity strategy, programs, and partnerships. Jon’s team connects stakeholders and solutions from across the value chain to cultivate a community of practice, in which professionals are empowered to transform products, organizations, industries, and systems.
Jon leads the Circularity conference, the largest circular economy event in North America, which was launched in 2019 by his predecessor Lauren Phipps.

Against Batman Syndrome: Circularity Requires Collaboration

When we think about what it will take to transform our global economy, it is easy to suffer from one of two thought distortions. The first is an overwhelming sense of existential d...