Dr Walter Stahel, The Product-Life Institute

SpecialityFounder and Director
Dr Walter Stahel is founder-director of the Product-Life Institute, the oldest consultancy in Europe devoted to developing sustainable strategies and policies. In this role he promotes the opportunities of a circular industrial economy, and of a performance economy selling goods and molecules as a service. Dr Stahel holds an MA in architecture from ETH Zurich, is the Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, University of Surrey; a full member of the Club of Rome; a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Institute CRETUS at Universidade de Santiago de Compostela; and was a member of the Coordination Group of the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Platform until 2020. He is the author of several books on this subject, the most recent being The Circular Economy – a user’s guide, published in 2019.