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WWF UK on sustainable business in 2016. Five questions for Stuart Poore

Here’s another Q&A with an influential NGO. This time it’s Stuart Poore at WWF-UK. I asked him about his work, priorities for 2016, why biodiversity is lower down the agenda than one might expect, and WWF’s role and their expectations of business in general. His responses are below. TW: What do you do, day to day?…

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Happy New Year readers. I hope you had a lovely festive break. I certainly took some time out in glorious Somerset, a jewel of the UK countryside. On Boxing day I was watching a Victorian-era steam train chuff its way across the Somerset Levels from the top of the Quantock hills, a view hard to…

Toxic clothing, 2020 targets not ambitious enough for Greenpeace

Greenpeace wants brands to eliminate the use of PFCs when making clothes – and setting 2020 targets is not ambitious enough, says Mirjam Kopp, project leader of the Detox Outdoor campaign. See the full PDF article here. Brands urged to cut out toxins from clothes from Innovation Forum Taken from Innovation Forum’s new Supply Chain…

Circular economy management briefing

Here’s our new management briefing, on the circular economy, trends, company actions and how to take it to scale. Sponsored by Accenture Strategy. Thanks to them for that. Download it here.

Defining the circular economy

From the Innovation Forum weekly business brief. Sign up and join 10,000 weekly subscribers here. The new EU proposals on circular economy regulation, if they are properly ambitious, could have real positive impact on how business operates Jean-Claude Juncker: Kingmaker for Circular Economy ‘Package’ What will the circular economy look like in practice? That, in effect,…

Circular economy and finance industry – what’s the connection?

IF recently held a webinar on the circular economy and the role that the financial industry can play in the movement.  We wanted to ask the following questions: • Circular economy is about material products, modern finance is immaterial, what relation is their between the circularity movement in business and the financial industry? • Is…

A Circular business model strategy, how to create one and is it worth the effort?

Here’s a link to a webinar we hosted recently on the circular economy, the first of two. This one looks at why leading companies are adopting the concept.  About three hundred executives took part, and it seemed to go quite well.  This discussion is focused on commercialisation, to analyse whether the circular economy movement is just…

  • May 10, 2015
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The dangers of circular economy thinking

In this short five minute video, Dr. Karl-Henrik Robèrt, founder of The Natural Step, talks about circular economy as a means and not as a goal in itself. The circular economy is only a small part of being sustainable, and there’s a risk it may get sidelined along with so many other paradigms, suggests Robèrt….

Product passports pros and cons

While legislators warm to the concept, the circular economy debate may have already left product passports behind  Could product passports be part of the push to the circular economy? Product passports are a set of information on the components and materials that a product contains, with details about how the product can be dismantled. When…

Circular economy on a roll

From the Innovation Forum weekly eBrief. Sign up and read More on all this is here. The limits to what the circular economy could deliver seem endless – but there may be a danger in focusing on circularity for circularity’s sake  The circular economy bandwagon is starting to roll at speed, judging from a continuing flood of…

Weekend reading: Good recent FT debate about the pros and cons of “Shared Value”

Ah, bless, if only it was that simple… I know lot of you out there have read about, and even used, the term “Shared Value” in recent years.  Some of you have based your corporate approaches to sustainable and responsible businesses on it, or have said you have been influenced by it.  The fact that…

  • Apr 25, 2014
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