circular economy

As Seen on The Guardian: Weave a Supply Web as a Bridge to the Circular Economy

Such a web, made up of companies and organizations of all sizes, helps to keep items in use – and to create projects that benefit communities and the environment
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A more sustainable future means advancing a circular economy – one that keeps material in use and creates jobs along the way. The way to get there lies in the collaboration of organizations of all sizes, in what we’re calling supply webs.

6 CSR Trends To Watch In 2017

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In the past decade, we’ve witnessed a stunning transition as corporate social responsibility (CSR) evolved from a nice-to-have silo to a fundamental strategic priority for businesses large and small. More recently, we’ve watched as companies went beyond their own walls, using their influence to advocate for global solutions around issues such as climate change, education, poverty, and equal and human rights.

…companies won’t just uphold their commitments to sustainability – they will be at the forefront of global progress like never before.

Kirstie McIntyre on HP’s Full Lifecyle Responsibility

by Kirstie McIntyre, Global Director, HP Sustainability
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Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.‘s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. In this case study she shares with us the approach that has set HP apart as an industry leader when it comes to the circular economy.

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Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.‘s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. In this case study she shares with us the approach that has set HP apart as an industry leader when it comes to the circular economy.

REMADE for the Circular Economy

A Deeper Dive into what the REMADE Institute is All About
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As global competition and resource scarcity increases, U.S. manufacturers will look for new solutions to help them reduce the cost of raw materials, energy, water and more by becoming more efficient and sustainable. Cleaner production, newer technologies and adoption of a circular economy are recognized as critical drivers to a prosperous future.

Q&A: How One Leading Company Supports the Circle of Life

The CEO of the Nespresso Sustainability Innovation Fund points to the future of sustainability.
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Guillaume Le Cunff | Nespresso 

The circular economy is a shift from the current take-make-waste approach to a more resource-friendly, use-recover-regenerate model.

Here, Guillaume Le Cunff, president of Nespresso USA and CEO of the Nespresso Sustainability Innovation Fund, explains why sustainability is important to the company and how UPS helps contribute to the movement.

Welcome to the New Economy

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The traditional linear take-make-dispose economy—where resources are extracted from the ground, made into products, and thrown away—helped us as a society make great strides in the 20th century.  But as our global population swells (9+ billion by 2050!) and our finite resources become more constrained, a new path forward is needed.  

Cisco Demonstrates Responsive and Responsible Leadership at 2017 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

by Kathy Mulvany, VP Corporate Affairs
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Tomorrow, more than 3,000 global leaders from business, government, academia, and civil society will convene at the 2017 World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. Cisco will be in attendance, collaborating with other global problem solvers in strategic discussions about the political, economic, social, and technological transformations reshaping the world.

Tackling Climate Change Within the Emerging Circular Economy

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Speaking last November in Marrakech at the Social Innovation and Global Ethics Forum (SIGEF 2016), and in the COP22 Green Zone, I had the opportunity to discuss climate in the context of the emerging circular economy. I was also fortunate to hear from some of the world’s leading innovators in this area. Representatives of the aviation industry, shipping industry, energy sector, agriculture sector, product manufacturing sector, and sustainable cities movement all delivered powerful messages of progress, with a clear call for further action.

HP's Kirstie McIntyre on Circular Economy

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Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.’s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. Here she explains why circular economy is fundamental to sustainability, and why we should be inspired by its potential for better business.

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Kirstie McIntyre is global director for HP Inc.’s sustainability operations and co-leads HP’s circular economy programs, working for a number of years on the development of end-of-life programs for various companies in the technology sector. Here she explains why circular economy is fundamental to sustainability, and why we should be inspired by its potential for better business.

Why Developers Should Welcome A Resource Revolution

Guest post by Richard Boyd, Materials Consultant, Advanced Technology + Research at Arup
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The emerging concepts of circular economy and resource-efficient design offer opportunities for developers. By embracing these approaches, they can reduce costs, de-risk material price volatility, improve residual values and appeal to a new generation of firms and employees for whom sustainability is a key priority.

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