The Resource Revolution Trainer

Coupling Sustainability with Excellence. An online self-training guide for business.


The Resource Revolution Trainer was developed and launched in 2016 with the support of the International Resource Panel (IRP) and the United Nations Environment Programme / UN Environment. In future new partners supporting the online resource, video clips featuring company case examples and testimonials will be placed on this page. We start with a series of expert interviews.


John Atherton

Director of Health, Safety and Product Stewardship at the International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) talks about full impact, Internet of Things and remanufacturing.

Joss Blériot

Executive Officer of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation talks about circularity, the digital revolution, new plastics and infrastructure in India.

Paul Ekins

Professor at the Institute for Sustainable Resources, University College London talks about resource productivity thinking, price volatility, governance and automation.

Bernard Mathieu

Head, Sustainable Development at LafargeHolcim talks about the use of relevant science, engagement of senior management, visionary leadership and standards in emerging markets.

Janez Potocnik

Co-Chair of the UN's International Resource Panel (IRP) and former European Commissioner talks about linking science and economics, and moving out of silos in addressing complexity.

Jørgen Randers

Professor Emeritus, Climate Strategy with the Norwegian Business School talks about smart regulation, electrical vehicles, discount rates and market short-termism.

Mathis Wackernagel

President of the Global Footprint Network talks about imagination, the infrastructure of the future and the business case.