Valued Circular Economy expert
Alex is the founder of Wizeimpact (Wizeimpact.com), a for-purpose thrivability consultancy that leverages business-as-a-powerful-tool to find solutions to our social and economic challenges.
In 2012 Alex was part of the Circular Economy 100 club of companies (then at Cisco Systems) organised by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Since then he has published several papers and delivered numerous speeches on Circular Economy, a restorative economic framework that is reshaping our capitalist model. In 2014, he has developed a socially inclusive version of Circular Economy: A Valued Circular EconomyTM where [Poverty=Waste]TM, as both are externalities of our linear system. This concept was shortlisted for 'The Circulars 2016', the world premier circular economy awards hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF). It was subsequently presented at the Disruptive Innovation Festival (Nov’15 - ThinkDIF) organised by The Ellen MacArthur Foundation.
In 2016 Alex was recognised as Highly Commended in the Circular Economy Leadership category by WEF and is a Guest Member of the Circular Economy Taskforce 2016 (Young Global Leaders, WEF). He recently initiated the launch of the Circular Economy Institute of South Africa (CEISATM) with the aim of promoting a socially inclusive approach to Circular Economy to the South African businesses and public sector.
Alex also worked with the United Nations Global Compact (as UNGC COP & LEAD Analyst), with the Global Reporting Initiative (as an Official GRI Trainer) and with the Social Return On Investment Network (as Accredited SROI Practitioner). Alex graduated with an MBA from Hult Boston, MA, USA (2011) with electives in Social Innovation and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).