What is sustainable business innovation? (free presentation)

Here’s a link to a presentation embedded also below on “What is sustainable business innovation?” It’s an impossible question to answer given all the definitions (see slides for that) but I’ve given it a try using practical examples of product, service, process and strategy innovation, such as they are. Look forward to any comments as…

Ten key lessons on sustainable innovation

I recently moderated a session on business models and innovation at the Centre for Sustainable Design’s conference titled “Collaboration, Co-creation & New Business Models” and organised by Martin Charter. More about it all can be found here. Here below are Martin’s ten key take aways from the conference. Foresight: adaption to climate change, circular economy &…

Coca-Cola Enterprises Europe President, podcast on sustainability/CR progress and innovation

Hubert Patricot Here’s a podcast interview I taped this week with Hubert Patricot at Coke Europe. I asked him about progress on their sustainability plan, what innovation means to them, supplier engagement, leadership and how they encourage employees to be creative and find solutions to sustainability and CSR challenges. I’ve been pretty impressed by their…

  • Oct 3, 2013
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Sustainability and innovation, how far have we come?

Coke’s innovation conference, opening session I’ve been pondering this question since yesterday when I attended the Coca-Cola Enterprises / Economist Intelligence Unit conference on sustainable innovation in London. From the presentations, and in general, there seems to be innovation, depending on how you define it, in the following areas: – Recycling (Coca-Cola, Umicore) – Services…

Sustainable business innovation in action: Nike and waterless dyes

Here’s a great story about how sustainability and innovation can work hand in hand: “Color It Green: Nike to Adopt Waterless Textile Dyeing“. This is particularly significant considering that: “Textile coloring and treatment accounts for between 17 percent and 20 percent of global industrial pollution, according to The World Bank, including 72 toxic chemicals in…

  • Feb 21, 2012
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