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Sardex Digital Currency

Sardex: A Local Currency for a Thriving Community

As part of their round-the-world sailing trip in search of sustainable solutions, the Sailors for Sustainability visited Sardinia. During the financial crisis in 2008, the credit flow dried up and unemployment was on the rise, also in Sardinia. In response, five young men from the Sardinian village of Serramanna set up the Sardex, a local currency for businesses in Sardinia. How does it work?
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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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Future-Proof and Sustainable Cities in the Making

Not only companies are integrating sustainability into the core of their strategy, also cities nowadays are more and more concerned about becoming sustainable. With our worldwide population set to grow towards 9 billion by 2050 and strong urbanization, cities have to prepare for the future. This topic is the central challenge of Urban-X and accelerator created by HAX, an existing hardware investment company, together with MINI.
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Customer Case: Inspiring Youngsters at Sekisui

The Japanese Sekisui Chemical Group is one of the leading global chemical companies developing the frontiers of Creation of Housing & Social Infrastructure and Chemical Solutions.
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Customer Case: Spurring Innovation with Telenet Idealabs

Telenet launched its Telenet Idealabs accelerator and growth program in Antwerp in 2014 to facilitate startups getting a head start.
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The 24-Hour Stakeholder Pressure Cooker

As part of broad sustainability agendas, stakeholder management has gained significance as a result of increased transparency, reporting regulations and the understanding that stakeholder influence will determine a company’s “license to grow”. Appreciating the issues that key stakeholders value most, can make drive competitive advantage.
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Experience Design Course

Dive into the world of experience design, co-creation and innovation during the 3-day Experience Design Course on 25, 26 and 27 March, which will strengthen your competitive edge with meaningful and powerful experiences.
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How Deutsche Telekom Inspires and Accelerates Innovation

Managing and spurring innovation is a prerequisite for success within the telecommunications environment - characterized by fast evolution and continuous change. But how do you deal with the challenge of accelerating innovation when you employ over 230,000 people spread across 50 countries? Finch & Beak spoke with Julia Leihener, Senior Service Design Manager & Head of Creation Center at the Deutsche Telekom Innovation Laboratories, to find out how Deutsche Telekom ensures its continuous company-wide innovation capability.
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Sustainable Innovations That Improve Health and Combat Diseases

A staggering 3.4 million people die each year from a water related disease and, in most of the cases, the victims didn’t know the water was unsafe to drink. The statistics show that 1 in 9 children die before their 5th birthday from simple preventable causes like dehydration from diarrhoea. A fierce inspiration to create innovation in health care in developing countries!
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