We are the Yorth Group.

We plan, implement and measure restorative development at scale, helping cities and businesses transition to the circular economy.

We believe that isolated circular initiatives, however well intentioned, can’t succeed in a broken system. That’s why Yorth is committed to implementing circular design and restorative development at scale. Our objective is to drive a restorative and circular development model that empowers companies, cities and communities to do well by doing good – to generate economic prosperity through closed-loop resource management, ecosystem restoration, and social enrichment.

We measure progress through our Circular Insights™, a comprehensive platform, which provides consistent restorative and circular economic ESG reporting for organizations of any size, while seamlessly integrating established benchmarks such as the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Green Taxonomy requirements, and Yorth’s Ecological Equity Statement, a non-financial accounting mechanism that delivers to the European Union’s Non-Financial Reporting Directive and demonstrates exactly how performance rates over time compared to net-zero.

Cities

We design restorative and resilient districts and communities.

Business

We help businesses thrive in the circular economy.

Recently Completed Work

Circular Economy

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation, one of the thought leaders in the circular economy, uses the following definition: “A circular economy is a systemic approach to economic development designed to benefit businesses, society, and the environment. In contrast to the ‘take-make-waste’ linear model, a circular economy is regenerative by design and aims to gradually decouple growth from the consumption of finite resources.” 

Key principles: 

  • Eliminate Waste and Pollution 
  • Keep Products and Materials in use at Equal or Higher Value through Materials Reclamation and Repurposing
  • 100% Renewable Energies / Zero Emissions
  • Success is Net-Zero in Silos

Restorative Development

Restorative development is the creation of net-positive outcomes for districts, communities, cities and businesses through the integrated management of water, energy, materials and food production. This closed-loop infrastructure can serve as a catalyst for a public-private circular ecosystem that yields economic, social and environmental benefits, such as living wages, community health & wellbeing and restored natural systems. In the Yorth approach, Restorative Development is a prerequisite of the circular economy.

Key principles: 

  • Integrated and Synergistic Resource Management
  • Smart City Technologies
  • Circular Economy
  • Industrial Symbiosis
  • Regenerative Urbanism
  • Salutogenesis (build for health, not to treat illness)
  • Restorative Economic Development Performance
  • Success is Measured in Equity and not Profits. Performance is Net-Positive within the entire System