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Circular Economy

Unleashing The Inner Inventor: How Businesses Are Striving To Give Old Smartphones A New Lease On Life

Darren Beck | Posted 02.13.2015 | Technology
Darren Beck

The best way to help electronic waste realize its full potential is by getting it out of storage and into the hands of innovators.

The "Circular" Economy - What it Is, and Why it Is Important

John Friedman | Posted 02.17.2015 | Business
John Friedman

Let's assume you're traveling at a set speed on a very, very long road, but one that does have an end. Assuming nothing else changes, you will eventually get to the end of the road. At that point, there is nowhere else to go.

Recycling Opens the Door to a Circular Economy

Brian Kennell | Posted 01.15.2015 | Business
Brian Kennell

Recycling is critically important, but it's only one part of a larger, globally emergent environmental paradigm known as the Circular Economy. As we look forward to America Recycles Day, we are reminded that we have so much more to do.

2030, This Is the End.

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

Will it really be "The End" like The Doors were telling us back in the seventies or will it not? Today we have enough data about our ecosystems to ma...

Food in the Circular Economy: A Proposal From the European Union

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 09.07.2014 | Home
Fabio Parasecoli

Rarely, as in recent months, has the European Union been so unpopular among its citizens. In fact, the EU is often perceived as another layer of wasteful, inefficient, and unbending bureaucracy that weighs on the already weak economic recovery of the continent.

It's Our Way of Thinking That Has to Change

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

"The biggest barrier is the mindset of reimagining your business," said Kingfisher chief executive Sir Ian Cheshire at the launch of a new World Econo...

How Smart Business Can Help Solve 'The World's Largest Environmental Risk'

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

We all knew air pollution was a major killer. But the latest research from the World Health Organization is shocking. So, what is the role of business in making things better, apart from polluting less themselves and increasing eco-efficiencies?

Leapfrogging Africa

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 05.05.2014 | Technology
Alexandre Lemille

By leapfrogging Africa to an interconnected and well-balanced continent both social and environmental innovations will flourish.

Design to Make the World Better Than It Was Before

Alexander Collot d’Escury | Posted 04.20.2014 | Business
Alexander Collot d’Escury

Design and innovation are at the heart of the circular economy - a restorative approach to economic activity that could transform our future.

We Need to Update Our Concept of Freedom of Choice

Pooran Desai | Posted 03.25.2014 | Impact
Pooran Desai

Are freedom of choice and sustainably living incompatible? This was a question which was discussed over a World Economic Forum dinner on Wednesday night at Davos, hosted by the influential architect and thinker William McDonough.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2013

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2014 | Green
Andrew Winston

This year, like recent years, saw some continuation of big trends: with a few exceptions, the international policy community keeps failing to come to a meaningful agreement on climate change.

Backcasting to the Future

Valerie Keller | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business
Valerie Keller

The impact of 'backcasting' is palpable and transformative. The biggest 'ah-ha' moment from immersing oneself in a future world is a striking awareness of the interdependencies of all systems.

Goodbye Western Lifestyles, Long Live Circularity!

Alexandre Lemille | Posted 05.08.2013 | Impact
Alexandre Lemille

There is no chance we can continue to play, live and work the way we do today. Extreme consumption as we know it will soon be a past and obsolete tren...