Circular Economy Business Model

 
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Together Forever: Building Partnerships for the Goals

If you want to go far, go together: unleashing the power of partnerships is key to accelerate performance on today’s biggest sustainability challenges. The Sustainable Development Goals provide an excellent opportunity to identify key issues and align organizations that are working towards the same objectives. Successful examples of how to develop impactful partnerships with value chain partners and other stakeholders are set by a range of different chemical companies.
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What a Lemon! Majorcan Food Waste Innovation

"There are currently a lot of "lemons" being produced by the business model innovation process – but it doesn’t have to be that way": a statement from the recent MIT Sloan article by Professor Clay Christensen. Nothing wrong with the circular economy business model of Pep Lemón, an innovative and refreshing bittersweet lemonade from the beautiful island of Mallorca. But other things can go sour as well…
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5 Percent of the World's Waste Comes from Textiles

Circular economy business models require organizations to reinvent their current business and to start exploring new activities. Upon successful execution, they can enter new markets, gain market share and create a competitive advantage over their competitors. Ultimately, this will result in an increase in revenue.
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Sustainable Innovation in the Chemical Industry

Innovation is quite essential for organizations that compete in rapidly changing markets being under pressure of for instance shifting customer demands and global challenges. But a strong culture of innovation is not an easy feat. Data research on innovation in the chemical industry reveals that 49 percent of chemical organizations recognize that establishing an innovation culture is a challenge for their organization. The underlying reasons for the struggle of chemical companies are related to the number of projects and long decision paths before an innovation is actually implemented. So how can organizations overcome this hurdle?
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Jumpstarting Your Circular Economy Program

Changing from decades of linear thinking into circular is hard; where to begin and how to follow through. Fortunately some bright circular economy business models have already emerged from existing know-how. What to think of a beer brewer that adds yeast to his wastewater to ensure a better fermentation thereby producing more biogas and cleaner residual water. Or a wine maker that is looking for ways to make good use of his vine cuttings by experimenting with solutions such as “biochar”; producing charcoal in the orchard and adding it to the soil to make it more productive.
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Fueling Your Circular Economy Business Model Canvas

Circular economy is seen as a demanding change. Due to natural resource constraints, corporations are more inclined to move from a traditional, linear approach towards a circular one. But, as with all business transformation processes, not design or theory but execution is the hardest part. How can one move from an existing linear business model to a more circular one?
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Sustainable Protein Production in Dairy: Less Farting, More Fat

As projected by the World Resources Institute, the world will need to produce 70% more calories by 2050, to feed its global population of 9.6 billion people. A major part of these calories will consist of animal protein: meat, milk and eggs. While alternative solutions will also make contributions to filling the food gap (reducing food waste, shifting diets), it is clear that the production of animal protein will have to increase dramatically in order to meet growing demand.
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Designing More Sustainable Business Models

More and more often, companies ask us how they can make their business model more sustainable. Within this perspective, it is obviously good to know which standards a sustainable business model must live up to. One of the possibilities is to look at the new examples which are available, and to see what the effect of sustainable business models may be. Jan Jonker, professor Corporate Responsibility at the Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, gave his perspective on these questions in the light of his research on new sustainable business models.
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How to Build Strategic Partnerships in the Value Chain

Responsible purchasing is an increasingly important part of supply chain management. Suppliers are analyzed on different environmental and social aspects, for example on labor conditions or the prevention of hazardous waste. By acting upon the results and making strategic partnerships within the value chain, companies can realize social, environmental, and even monetary benefits.
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Our clients

Finch & Beak works for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to family-owned, all across Europe. Building on over 20 years of experience in sustainability consulting, we have worked in a wide range of sectors and collaborate with organizations such as SAM S&P, IMD, and PRé Sustainability.

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