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Adeyemi Adelekan works at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, where he focuses on circular business models and social enterprises, integrating theories of organization and institutions into his research. Previously, he contributed to the "One Bin to rule them all" project, a £1.5M NERC-funded collaboration led by The University of Manchester. This project aimed to develop digitally-enabled collaborative business models for a plastic circular economy in the UK. Additionally, Adeyemi conducted research with the Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR) at Middlesex University London, using hybrid organizing and institutional work as theoretical lenses to explore circular economy strategies of social enterprises in Lagos, Nigeria. He disseminates outputs from his research through published papers, submissions under review, and presentations at local and international conferences, workshops, seminars, podcasts, and blogs.

Adeyemi holds an MBA with Distinction from Salford Business School and a BSc (Hons) in Communications Technology from the National Open University of Nigeria. Leveraging his diverse professional background in business management, administration, and IT, Adeyemi regularly leads impact-focused workshops and provides guidance to early-stage entrepreneurs organizing for sustainability in Africa and the UK.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)


  • Circular economy
  • social enterprises
  • waste recycling and management
  • hybrid organizing
  • institutional change
  • institutional work
  • developing countries
  • Circular business models


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