Circular Economy

 
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Collaboration with Competition: Peer Partnerships for Society

Traditionally, value chain partnerships are set up between companies with complementary capabilities, resources, products and services. To increase the impact of their sustainability efforts, companies increasingly find that collaboration with competitors can be a useful approach. These partnerships typically lead to synergies for all parties involved, including an increased scalability of their sustainability efforts, cost savings and improved performance. In addition, peer partnerships can fuel new business models and, thus, new revenue streams.
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June 5, 2017

The World Circular Economy Forum 2017

In the first week of June, Finnish innovation fund Sitra organizes the World Circular Economy Forum 2017. The forum will be held in the Finlandia Hall in Helsinki, and presents best practice circular economy solutions, bringing together recognized experts and decision makers in the field.
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June 12, 2017

EAT Stockholm Food Forum 2017

On 12 and 13 June 2017, EAT will once again gather 500 of the brightest minds from the fields of science, politics, business and civil society in Stockholm, Sweden. Together, they will discuss progress on implementing solutions in an interconnected way to solve climate, sustainability and health challenges by transforming the food system.
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Dyeing your Business Model Canvas Green

Based upon 20 years of international experience in sustainability strategy and implementation, Finch & Beak developed a process tool to assist companies with the conception of sustainability as a key element of business strategy. The tool, called GLOBE-US, finds its basis in the Business Model Generation-approach of Osterwalder and Pigneur. GLOBE-US is comprised of 7 steps, starting with the original business model. Through the relevant material issues, the tool focuses on value creation and ultimately disruptive business model design.
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How Tripadvisor Could Drive Sustainable Tourism

Online rating by consumers is booming business - as it does wonders with increasing trust. Increasingly, consumers are interested to learn about the sustainability profile of hotels, restaurants, wineries and others. Since 2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, how can raters drive sustainability within their respective industries?
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Winning the Game of Making Waterless Dyeing Mainstream

With the prediction that the global apparel business is to generate double digit growth between 2014 and 2020, substantial societal pressures are mounting on the way clothing retailers manufacture their garments. At current, the global textile industry is responsible for 10 percent of global CO2 emissions, and 25 percent of the world's pesticides is used for growing cotton.
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Designing Cool Ice Cream Solutions for the Circular Economy

On January 11th, TIAS Business School in Tilburg hosted a case challenge event to select its representative for the Nespresso MBA Sustainability Challenge. Jan van der Kaaij, Managing Partner of Finch & Beak, took seat in the jury to select the best team for competition in the challenge. Since 2013, Nespresso has been organizing the Nespresso Sustainability MBA Challenge as a means of stimulating sustainable innovation. Previous challenges included sustainability related topics such as brand image and integrated supply chains.
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Meet the global industry experts on Circular Economy in Barcelona

Join us at the Circular Economy European Summit 2016

The Circular Economy European Summit (CEES) on 15-17 November in Barcelona brings together global industry experts and professionals from different backgrounds, for keynotes, panel sessions and stakeholder dialogues delivering much needed constructive discussion and provocative debate.
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OpenIDEO Challenge: Crowdsourcing for Food Waste Solutions

If global food loss and waste were a country, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Production and distribution is responsible for two-thirds of the food that is wasted. The final third of food waste happens at the consumer level. This is the framing of OpenIDEO’s Food Waste Challenge kicked off on 19th July, generating 457 concrete ideas to combat food waste. OpenIDEO is a global community working together with leading organizations to drive collaboration and innovation leading to the design of solutions for the world’s biggest challenges.
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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 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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