Ellen Martin | AIChE

Ellen Martin

The Circulate Initiative

Ellen Martin is an advisor to The Circulate Initiative, a nonprofit whose mission is to end plastics pollution and build thriving, inclusive economies around the world. In this role, she is leading the development of impact measurement tools and metrics for investors. Ellen brings expertise in circular supply chains for packaging, recycling technologies, impact investing, business model innovations, inclusive supply chains and informal waste workers, measurement and evaluation, and partnerships. In addition to her role with The Circulate Initiative, Ellen advises Circulate Capital, as well as other investors, corporations, technology providers, and nonprofits, and is a lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Ellen regularly presents and facilitates experts and stakeholders on these topics with the Sustainable Packaging Coalition, GreenBiz, and other convening organizations.

Previously, Ellen led impact and research at Closed Loop Partners. As a member of Closed Loop Fund's investment team, she managed the Fund's due diligence process and investment portfolio as it grew to $50M in project financing deployed across North America. While at Closed Loop, Ellen also directed research, including studies on advanced recycling technologies, the capital landscape for circular supply chains, and the economics of PET recycling.