Chris Grantham

Executive Director, Circular Economy - IDEO

Chris Grantham is Circular Economy Executive Portfolio Director at IDEO, where he leads IDEO’s consultancy business in the circular economy and works with organisations on system change and breakthrough innovation. He has also been closely involved in developing IDEO’s partnership with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, formed to advance innovative solutions towards a more circular economy. His work has involved a number of design led initiatives with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, including adapting IDEO’s collaborative design methodology (CoLab) for circular economy innovation across industry value chains and the development of The Circular Design Guide. Launched at The World Economic Forum in 2017, the guide aims to develop a generation of creatively confident, systems orientated circular designers and more resilient organisations capable of thriving in the circular economy. Chris Grantham is a qualified systems practitioner.