The IIES congratulates Professor Yong Geng and his co-authors on their recent publication in the acclaimed international science journal, Nature. The article outlines the importance of developing global platforms for sharing the data and policies necessary for the development of a circular economy. Professor Yong Geng is the Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and is a member of the Board of Directors of IIES. The article, published last week, is available on the journal’s website. The IIES continues to play a significant role in furthering the development of international data-sharing platforms and the development of concepts and policies relevant to a circular economy.