Theme: Circular Economy
Pitch Line Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges
Metabolic is a consulting and venture building company that uses systems thinking to tackle global sustainability challenges. Our overarching mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable – and circular – state. Headquartered in Amsterdam, we have an international and interdisciplinary team. We provide strategies and tools, crunch data, create new technologies, build pilots and scale up innovations. We empower people through education and communication and our Foundation helps us reach underserved communities. Our approach develops in response to emerging challenges and is recognized by governments, businesses and non-profits around the world.
Metabolic is headquartered in Amsterdam. We have an international and interdisciplinary team of around 25 people, with expertise in areas ranging from the natural sciences to economics and business modeling. Our overarching mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We therefore specialize in solving complex problems, and a common theme throughout our work is the circular economy. We have developed a suite of approaches that allow us to quickly map and understand how a system functions (whether that’s a city, society or sector) and where we can intervene to make the biggest difference. We translate our thorough understanding of the complexity of sustainability into things that are understandable, relatable and implementable.
Creating a circular economy is crucial for sustainable and inclusive growth. In their presentation Arjan van Timmeren and Tamara Streefland explain how we can integrate science with spatial design for better resource management, looking specifically at food and construction & demolition waste flows within the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area.