Mimi Wu is an impact-driven plastic waste management and circularity entrepreneur and executive with a vision of a zero plastic waste future. She is Co-Founder and CEO of Myanmar Recycles, a pioneer and market leader for post-consumer plastic bag collection and recycling based in Yangon, Myanmar. Her latest venture Global Green Solutions offers plastic waste management and circularty advisory from assessing and developing new businesses to strengthening and securing supply chains to building knowledge databases.
Mimi spent 11 years living and working in frontier markets in Asia and Africa in the fields of sustainability, global public health, public policy, financial inclusion, and economic growth. Prior to founding Myanmar Recycles, she notably worked with the World Bank, IFC (World Bank Group), USAID, and Management Sciences for Health.
Mimi Wu has a Master of Public Policy and BA Economics from the University of Virginia (USA) and certificate from INSEAD’s Social Entrepreneurship Programme. She is a Cartier Women’s Initiative Fellow and Wild Digital’s BOOM21 Disruptor of the Year 2021. Through Myanmar Recycles, Mimi was selected to pilot 3R Initiative’s first ever global plastic credits market and joined the Alliance to End Plastic Waste’s and Plug and Play’s End Plastic Waste Innovation Platform accelerator. She has spoken on panels for institutions such as Bain, the University of Virginia, and Wild Digital.
• Female entrepreneur, CEO, Board member, and advisor
• Circular economy startup
• Plastic Waste Collection & Recycling – technology, operations, supply chain
• Post-Consumer Plastic Management
• Establishing new ventures in emerging markets
• Technology & Sustainability
How having an impact-driven mission keeps your business focused not only on achieving its own success but also driving global progress and innovation
Environmental sustainability solutions that lie at the crossroads of impact-driven ideals and tech. As a Wild Digital BOOM21 Disruptor of the Year, I spoke on the world’s global plastic challenges and why impact acceleration initiatives are the way forward for businesses.
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