Janet Salem

Position: Economic Affairs Officer, Circular Economy, United Nations

Janet Salem has worked on circular economy at the United Nations for the past 15 years.  Her current work, the Closing the Loop project, focusses on addressing plastic waste flows in South East Asia. Janet set up the Asian Circular Economy Leadership Academy with Chulalongkorn University and the Low Carbon Lifestyles Challenge, which supports start-ups with circular economy business models in Asia. Janet’s previous work focused on government policy on circular economy and private sector partnerships in tourism, ecolabelling, eCommerce and retail, venture capital and food systems.