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How WRAP Continues to Help Make the #BusinessCase for a Circular Economy
How WRAP Continues to Help Make the #BusinessCase for a Circular Economy

8 years ago - ‘If you can’t measure, you can’t manage’ - the first and golden rule of corporate improvement, and key to constructing a case for change. For the emerging practice of ‘circular economy,’ which represents a sea-change in the way we manage our physical resources, the quest for sound metrics is crucial – how do we know what good looks like?

How Circularity Indicators, Partnerships Are Accelerating Adoption of Circular Business Models
How Circularity Indicators, Partnerships Are Accelerating Adoption of Circular Business Models

8 years ago - The concept of the circular economy has, at least over the last couple of years, evolved as somewhat of a holy grail for the sustainable business world. It offers the possibility of decoupling growth and resource consumption; a beacon of hope for companies currently grappling with the need to increase profit while reducing their overall footprints. Yet still many view it only as a promising aspect, somewhat confused as to how to transition standard business models from the linear to circular; how to measure these steps along the way, and what an end target might look like. Wednesday morning’s session at SB’15 London aimed to address some of these barriers.

H&M Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Latest Global Partner
H&M Becomes Ellen MacArthur Foundation's Latest Global Partner

8 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation announced today that H&M has become its latest Global Partner accelerating the transition to the circular economy.

The Implications of an Emerging Corporate Conscience for Business Metrics: Part 15
The Implications of an Emerging Corporate Conscience for Business Metrics: Part 15

8 years ago - In 14 earlier parts of this series, Claire Sommer and I developed 26 pitfalls in the sustainable business metrics field, based on the experiences of many mostly non-business fields (Find them here.)

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Trending: Even Yet Still More Evidence Pointing to #BusinessCase for Circular Economy
Trending: Even Yet Still More Evidence Pointing to #BusinessCase for Circular Economy

8 years ago - More and more evidence continues to emerge that points to the literal wealth of untapped potential of shifting to a circular economy. Today, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, and SUN (Stiftungsfonds für Umweltökonomie und Nachhaltigkeit) present the results of a major new study at the European Commission’s stakeholder conference on the circular economy in Brussels.

RIT Joins Group of Universities Furthering Global Understanding of Circular Economy
RIT Joins Group of Universities Furthering Global Understanding of Circular Economy

8 years ago - Rochester Institute of Technology has become a Pioneer University within the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF)’s Higher Education program, joining a select group of universities worldwide dedicated to accelerating a global transition to a regenerative, circular economy.

Study Projects Creation of More Than 200,000 UK Jobs as Circular Economy Grows
Study Projects Creation of More Than 200,000 UK Jobs as Circular Economy Grows

9 years ago - The continued development of resource-efficient business activity, such as recycling, reuse and remanufacturing, could create demand for over 200,000 new jobs across Britain between now and 2030, according to a new study by Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and UK charity and environmental think tank Green Alliance.

Tradeshift Waiving Fees for Companies Building Circular Economy Apps
Tradeshift Waiving Fees for Companies Building Circular Economy Apps

9 years ago - Tradeshift, which digitally connects enterprises with their suppliers via a cloud-based platform, announced on Tuesday that it will waive the 30 percent revenue share it receives, for organizations that use its platform to build apps that help to support the circular economy. Organizations that build apps supporting the circular economy will receive all profit from their app.

Top 10 Sustainable Brands Talks of 2013
Top 10 Sustainable Brands Talks of 2013

10 years ago - The glory of abundance is not necessarily lost and visions of a flourishing future are not naïve. There are strong signals pointing to the possibility of a thriving global economy — with health, dignity and happiness for all involved. The leading brands of tomorrow are seeing a wealth of opportunities in pursuing that possibility. They are reimagining their role in society, redesigning the ways they deliver value, and regenerating economic, environmental and social benefits as a result.

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WEF, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Project Circular Economy Can Generate US$1T Annually by 2025
WEF, Ellen MacArthur Foundation Project Circular Economy Can Generate US$1T Annually by 2025

10 years ago - A new report released Friday by the World Economic Forum (WEF) at its annual meeting in Davos, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation (EMF), contends that over US$1 trillion a year could be generated for the global economy by 2025 and 100,000 new jobs created within the next five years if companies focused on building circular supply chains to increase the rate of recycling, reuse and remanufacture.

Ellen MacArthur Foundation Aims To Create $10B of Value by 2015 With New Global Business Alliance
Ellen MacArthur Foundation Aims To Create $10B of Value by 2015 With New Global Business Alliance

11 years ago - The Ellen MacArthur Foundation today launched the Circular Economy 100 (CE100), a three-year program aimed at bringing together a network of 100 leading companies globally to facilitate development and commitment to new circular economy projects. The CE100 will provide executive education on key themes and emerging trends, share knowledge and new learnings, and identify and develop solutions to common challenges. The objective is that by 2015 participating companies will have triggered circular initiatives that will result in an aggregated economic benefit of $10bn for the businesses involved.