Sustainable Innovation

 
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Umicore: Mining the Opportunities of the Circular Economy

In a joint effort, GRI and RobecoSAM investigated the most material issues in the Mining, Metals and Electric Utilities sectors from both the company and investor perspective (refer to download section). Surprisingly, they found little agreement on the top issues concerning strategic direction between both. Where investors are keen to learn how companies plan to keep up with these long-term changes and trends, such as commodity prices, climate change and resource scarcity, companies tend to emphasize their performance on more operational topics such as environmental management and health & safety.
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Accelerating on innovative solutions to foster sustainable development

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2015

Building on the regular COP21 program, Climate Action and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) host a two day conference which invites participants from various industries in business, finance, government, non-governmental and civil society to reinforce and strengthen sustainable innovation to address the topic of the emerging green economy.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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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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.
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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.
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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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