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creating shared values

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We help brands shape their sustainability strategies…
and share it with the world

In Circular Mind(s)

We believe

that all institutions that provide products and services should work for the well-being of our planet and all the beings that inhabit it. We know that even a small step taken by an institution within the framework of sustainability principles can actually make a big difference.

We blend

our knowledge and experience in business, civil society, circular economy, zero waste, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and ecology. In this context, we design the ideas we develop for each institution; we support both managers and employees in putting these ideas to action.

We aim

to enable institutions to develop strong business strategies using circular economy principles which draw inspiration from nature. In doing so, we take into account the growing sensitivity of consumers to environmental issues.

We provide

you with motivation as you write your own story, which is part of your company culture and shaped by a meaningful purpose for your teams.

We organize

seminars, workshops. With our consultancy and coaching services, we provide advice that will contribute to creating a meaningful change in your industry. While we support you in the steps you take on this path, we do not only provide training at the conceptual level, but also aim to ensure that these concepts are adopted by the entire organization and reinforced by using them in practical applications.

In short

Circular Mind is here to help you create shared values. For a liveable future, sustainable business models should work together...

First

ENGAGE & INSPIRE

To raise awareness and spark inspiration in the employees and executives of the partner organization.

Lets

DISCOVER

To identify internal pain points, gain insight into potential focus areas in creating change in the organization.

Take

ACTION

For organizations that have identified internal pain points they need to find solutions for, Circular Mind will design programs in facilitating employees to design solutions, or scout external solutions to be adopted by the organization.

Who?

Oben Akyol

Oben Akyol

Founder

Oben Akyol is a professional with a background in economics, food and agriculture, sustainability, and social entrepreneurship. After completing his economics education at ODTÜ/METU, he worked in the stock exchange and consultancy sector. Later, he became interested in food and agriculture, which led him to France, where he completed his thesis on food and agricultural economics as a research assistant.

Oben has worked for Nestlé, the world's largest food company, for over two decades in various positions including head of sales and general manager of Confectionary business as a member of the board of directors. In addition to his work at Nestlé, he also served as the CEO of TEMA Foundation, Turkey's leading environmental NGOs, where he helped to promote sustainable development and environmental protection in the country. He is an active member of many NGO and social innovation hubs.

Today, Oben brings his knowledge and experience in business, food/agriculture, category development, civil society, circular economy, zero waste, social entrepreneurship, and sustainability together under the umbrella of Circular Mind, a platform that designs and provides consultancy through tailor-made projects for organizations. In collaboration with its partners, Circular Mind helps many brands adapt to the ‘Creating Shared Value' movement, from advising on company strategy to influencing company culture with an impact-driven mindset.

Engage & Inspire

To raise awareness and spark inspiration in the employees and executives of one partner organizations on topics such as:

Sustainability is no longer an option for organizations, but a necessity. The world has changed, and the brands that don't adapt will get left behind fast. While it pays to evolve your environmental credentials in today's sustainability-driven age, you need planning, implementation and accountability for success. We bring a modern and fresh approach to sustainability, so let's create a profitable, purpose-driven future together!

i.e. Gender equality and climate change.

i.e. Social entrepreneurship, circular economy and multi-disciplinary collaboration.

What we offer

Inspirational Learning Sessions & Events

Purpose Workshops

Roundtables

Communities of Practice

Sustainability Strategies

Thought Leadership

Sustainability Consulting

Events Training

Inspiration

Learning Sessions on Sustainability

Discover

To identify internal pain points, gain insight into potential focus areas and create change in the organization.

What we offer

Internal and External Stakeholder Research

Consultance on Defining Pain Points

Internal 2-day Hackathons

Workshops

Roundtables

Action

For organizations that have identified internal pain points they need to find solutions for, Circular Mind will design programs in facilitating employees to design solutions, or scout external solutions to be adopted by the organization.

What we offer

Matchmaking

Corporate Intrapreneurship Program

Challenge Based Programs

Matchmaking Workshops

Community Building

Projects Events

Training Programs

We’re proud to work behind the scenes along with some of the world’s most respected brands as well as the most promising social entrepreneurs, helping them bring their sustainability stories to life.

Visit us

İstanbul Office
Cihangir Mahallesi,
Kumrulu Yokuşu,
Yolaçar Apt. 15/2
Beyoğlu 34433 İstanbul
Phone: +90 533 285 56 34
Email: oben@circularmind.com