Sustainable Innovation

 
Chemicals_Horia Varlan Flickr 4273968248_18a5dea01c_o.jpg

Why Sustainable Innovation Needs Chemicals & Vice Versa

As a major supplier to industries including healthcare, construction, agriculture and automotive, the chemicals industry is a prime driver of sustainable innovation with an impact that spreads out widely. Chemistry is a true enabler in tackling megatrends, for instance by offering solutions that meet the growing demand for alternative energy to battle climate change, solutions that can keep cities liveable in times of rapid urbanization, solutions in the area of health and nutrition required by the world’s growing and aging population – and the list goes on.
SB15BCN.jpg

Sustainable Brands 2015: Three Key Takeaways

Last April, the premier global community of brand innovators, Sustainable Brands, organized its first live event in Spain, Barcelona. During a two-day conference international and national brands came together to share their challenges and successes in the journey towards delivering deeper customer value through sustainability. In case you were not able to attend the conference, here are our three key takeaways.
Fake Hamburger, Bob B Brown flickr.jpg

The McDonald’s Business Model Canvas

The McDonald's brand is probably one of the best-known across the globe. Let's dig a little deeper. In our range of Business Model Canvas series, we present the McDonald's business model. What are the strategic differentiators and in which areas might there be room for sustainable innovation to create a more circular business model?
Wine Drop Iwan Wolkow cropped.jpg

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?
Singapore Kite Festival-cropped.jpg
Co-hosted by INSEAD and Unilever

INSEAD Singapore presents 'Leading the Business of Sustainability'

As a result of the partnership between INSEAD and Unilever, INSEAD Singapore organizes from 2 to 6 November the 'Leading the Business of Sustainability' programme. The 5-day course will show you how to make the case for change in your company’s sustainability approach, demonstrating best practices for engaging with stakeholders, changing mindsets, and how sustainability becomes a profitable part of your organization.
SABMIller45386_original.jpg

SDG Consulting: Brewing the SDGs into Your Business Strategy

With an estimated value of €51 billion and an annual production volume of 380 million hectoliters in Europe alone, creating value for business and simultaneously creating a more sustainable path to economic growth, prosperity, and people’s well-being is key in the global beer industry. Today, the industry faces challenges as population growth, changing consumer preferences, climate change, and demographic shifts. Therefore, the integration of the Sustainable Development Goals into companies’ core business is fundamental for future success.
Levi's Jean cropped.jpg

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.
OU photo september 2015_new.jpg

Value Proposition Design: Zero Waste Supermarket

Founders Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski of Original Unverpackt (OU) say there is a rising demand for products and services that deal with sustainability and that people demand alternatives to the “abundant” handling of resources. When the two started in 2014, their zero waste supermarket was financed with €100.000,- crowdfunding money that enabled them to open their first store in Berlin. Celebrating their first year in business, they look back at serving 120 customers on a daily basis and managing to save significantly on packaging with the product groups milk, tomatoes and quinoa as frontrunners.
battery charger.jpg

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.
Showing 61 to 70 of 74. More pages are available.

Privacy Notice | Finch & Beak © 2019. All rights reserved.

Ready for Online Business
2
1