circular economy

TED@UPS: Taking Trash Talk to a Whole New Level

Globally, there is a huge amount of organic waste. What can we do about all that methane?
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Peter Harris | UPS

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Thirty years ago, I was a young engineer, working as a volunteer in Indonesia, trying to prevent the rice stored in warehouses and on loading docks from rotting.

That's the Vision, by John Anderson Lanier

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To an extent, Thanksgiving bothers me in a similar way. The holiday creates the expectation that all of America pause one Thursday in November to be grateful and offer goodwill to others. I suppose this result is valuable, but wouldn’t a societal expectation of daily goodwill and thankfulness be better than a yearly one?

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New Report on Business Role in Achieving the Circular Economy

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Today's linear economy--in which natural resources are extracted from the ground, made into products, used, and thrown away--was successful in delivering economic development during the 20th century. However, global trends indicate that the traditional, linear model's ability to produce economic growth may become less viable, prompting a search for alternative approaches that can work in the long term.
 

Achieving a Circular Economy: Featuring an Article from Jamie Bohan with Republic Services

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The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center released “Achieving a Circular Economy: How the Private Sector is Reimagining the Future of Business” comprised of best practices from the business community and thought leaders, featuring an article from Jamie Bohan with Republic Services.

Results from the BSR/GlobeScan Survey 2015: Business Leaders’ Perspectives on Climate, Global Goals

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By Laura Gitman, Vice President, BSR

This past week, New York was transformed into a marketplace of activity and ideas related to climate change and inclusive economic development, alongside Climate Week NYC and the UN General Assembly meetings, where the UN adopted the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Much of the world was watching this transformative moment for sustainability, which was also a pivotal opportunity for business action.

10 Ways the Circular Economy is Changing the Way Businesses Think

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The transformation to create a more competitive resource-efficient economy is under way and it’s changing how businesses, large and small, approach what they do

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The transformation to create a more competitive resource-efficient economy is under way and it’s changing how businesses, large and small, approach what they do

Nine Reasons to Go Back to School: Introducing BSR University

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We all felt it on the final day of our family vacation last week in the Pacific Northwest—that first unmistakable tinge of fall in the air, despite the warm weather. Coupled with angst-ridden discussions among the kids about potential teacher assignments, reality set in: It’s back-to-school time.  

H&M Conscious Foundation Gives €1 Million Grant to Pioneering Ideas Closing the Loop for Fashion

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August 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On August 25, the H&M Conscious Foundation launches the first ever Global Change Award  one of the world’s biggest challenges for early stage innovation and the first such initiative in the fashion industry. By catalysing green, truly ground-breaking ideas the aim of the challenge is to protect the earth’s natural resources by closing the loop for fashion.

Recycling in Crisis: Is it Time for a Course Correction?

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This past April, Waste Management’s CEO, David Steiner, declared that recycling in the United States is in crisis. He’s not alone. The CEOs from four of the country’s largest waste management companies have all recently called for a “dramatic overhaul” of our curb-side recycling system.

Student Team from Stockholm School of Economics Wins 3rd Nespresso MBA Sustainability Challenge with Original Circular Economy Concept

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Exploring new business propositions with the circular economy

On Thursday June 4th 2015, four students from Stockholm School of Economics were announced as the winners of the 2015 Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge. A professional jury of sustainability experts including Nespresso executives honoured the winning team for their original and integrated approach.

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