Circular Economy

Autore: Peter Lacy
Editore: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823878748
Grandezza: 17,20 MB
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Vista: 4899
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Un dato è incontrovertibile: le risorse della terra sono limitate. Se le pratiche attuali continueranno, il forte incremento demografico, abbinato al boom della domanda di beni e servizi, le sfrutterà fino al punto di rottura. a peggiorare le cose, l’attuale modello di crescita lineare considera l’impatto dello spreco come una questione che «qualcun altro» dovrà risolvere – e nel frattempo la capacità del pianeta di assorbire e smaltire i rifiuti diminuisce ogni anno. È evidente che bisogna fare qualcosa. Non si tratta soltanto di reinserire nel ciclo produttivo gli sprechi intesi nel senso tradizionale di rifiuti, ma anche di porre rimedio all’enorme sottoutilizzazione di risorse naturali, prodotti e materiali. Si tratta di fare piazza pulita del concetto stesso di «scarti» e di riconoscere che ogni cosa ha un valore. In questa direzione, Circular economy propone strategie disruptive, in grado di dare un contributo sia al pianeta, sia ai profitti. Gli autori individuano cinque nuovi modelli di business che promuovono la crescita circolare, e identificano le tecnologie e le capacità richieste per trasformarli in vantaggio competitivo. Dal ridisegno delle filiere a una diversa gestione degli scarti, dall’estensione del ciclo di vita del prodotto alla sharing economy, dall’impiego di risorse sostenibili alla concezione del prodotto come servizio: ogni modello è illustrato dal racconto di numerosi casi ed esperienze concrete, caratteristica che fa di queste pagine una lettura fondamentale per imparare a superare le sfide epocali legate all'applicazione su larga scala dei nuovi modelli circolari.

Waste To Wealth

Autore: Peter Lacy
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 1137530707
Grandezza: 51,82 MB
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Waste to Wealth proves that 'green' and 'growth' need not be binary alternatives. The book examines five new business models that provide circular growth from deploying sustainable resources to the sharing economy before setting out what business leaders need to do to implement the models successfully.

Quality Of Life In Urban Landscapes

Autore: Roberta Cocci Grifoni
Editore: Springer
ISBN: 3319655817
Grandezza: 71,65 MB
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Vista: 5084
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This volume introduces an innovative tool for the development of sustainable cities and the promotion of the quality of life of city inhabitants. It presents a decision-support system to orient public administrations in identifying development scenarios for sustainable urban and territorial transformations. The authors have split the volume into five parts, which respectively describe the theoretical basis of the book, the policies in question and indicators that influence them, the decision-support system that connects indicators to policies, the case study of Ancona, Italy, and potential future directions for this work. This volume is based on transdisciplinary research completed in May 2016 that involved about 40 researchers at The University of Camerino, Italy and other European universities. With purchase of this book, readers will also have access to Electronic Supplementary Material that contains a database with groups of indicators of assessment of urban quality of life and a toolkit containing the data processing system and management information system used in the book’s case study.

Imprese Ibride

Autore: Paolo Venturi
Editore: EGEA spa
ISBN: 882387873X
Grandezza: 43,44 MB
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Vista: 9251
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Profit e non profit, pubblico e privato, lavoro e volontariato: i confini tra queste dimensioni appaiono sempre più sfumati di fronte alla comparsa di sfere «ibride» in cui si affermano nuove e molteplici modalità di produrre valore da parte di imprese di capitali, organizzazioni non profit e amministrazioni pubbliche. Le imprese nel senso tradizionale del termine stanno infatti cambiando l’organizzazione della produzione di beni e servizi, fondendo in misura crescente nel loro modello di business le dimensioni economica, sociale e ambientale. Al tempo stesso, i soggetti non profit tendono a incrementare la percentuale di beni e servizi scambiati sul mercato con un accrescimento della componente produttiva. Infine, lo Stato assume il ruolo di soggetto promotore e attore di processi che vedono la partecipazione attiva dei cittadini, mettendo a disposizione il patrimonio di infrastrutture inutilizzate e degradate. Un modo nuovo di essere e agire per creare valore condiviso, sviluppare soluzioni innovative a bisogni non soddisfatti, creare spazi di innovazione sociale che mettono al centro la persona. Gli esempi non mancano e fanno ben sperare.

The Circular Economy

Autore: Ken Webster
Editore: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 9780992778460
Grandezza: 14,99 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an overview of a circular economy. This model has profound consequences for production, employment, education, money & finance but also induces a shift in public policy and taxation. Its economic advantage lies in designing out waste and favouring radical resource productivity with the prospect of rebuilding capital & resilience.

Doughnut Economics

Autore: Kate Raworth
Editore: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358675X
Grandezza: 30,89 MB
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A Financial Times "Best Book of 2017: Economics” 800-CEO-Read “Best Business Book of 2017: Current Events & Public Affairs” Economics is the mother tongue of public policy. It dominates our decision-making for the future, guides multi-billion-dollar investments, and shapes our responses to climate change, inequality, and other environmental and social challenges that define our times. Pity then, or more like disaster, that its fundamental ideas are centuries out of date yet are still taught in college courses worldwide and still used to address critical issues in government and business alike. That’s why it is time, says renegade economist Kate Raworth, to revise our economic thinking for the 21st century. In Doughnut Economics, she sets out seven key ways to fundamentally reframe our understanding of what economics is and does. Along the way, she points out how we can break our addiction to growth; redesign money, finance, and business to be in service to people; and create economies that are regenerative and distributive by design. Named after the now-iconic “doughnut” image that Raworth first drew to depict a sweet spot of human prosperity (an image that appealed to the Occupy Movement, the United Nations, eco-activists, and business leaders alike), Doughnut Economics offers a radically new compass for guiding global development, government policy, and corporate strategy, and sets new standards for what economic success looks like. Raworth handpicks the best emergent ideas—from ecological, behavioral, feminist, and institutional economics to complexity thinking and Earth-systems science—to address this question: How can we turn economies that need to grow, whether or not they make us thrive, into economies that make us thrive, whether or not they grow? Simple, playful, and eloquent, Doughnut Economics offers game-changing analysis and inspiration for a new generation of economic thinkers.

The Sharing Economy

Autore: Arun Sundararajan
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262034573
Grandezza: 56,88 MB
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The wide-ranging implications of the shift to a sharing economy, a new model of organizing economic activity that may supplant traditional corporations.

Cradle To Cradle

Autore: Michael Braungart
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 140702132X
Grandezza: 64,68 MB
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'Reduce, reuse, recycle' urge environmentalists; in other words, do more with less in order to minimize damage. But as architect William McDonough and chemist Michael Braungart point out in this provocative, visionary book, this approach only perpetuates the one-way, 'cradle to grave' manufacturing model, dating to the Industrial Revolution, that creates such fantastic amounts of waste and pollution in the first place. Why not challenge the belief that human industry must damage the natural world? In fact, why not take nature itself as our model for making things? A tree produces thousands of blossoms in order to create another tree, yet we consider its abundance not wasteful but safe, beautiful and highly effective. Waste equals food. Guided by this principle, McDonough and Braungart explain how products can be designed from the outset so that, after their useful lives, they will provide nourishment for something new - continually circulating as pure and viable materials within a 'cradle to cradle' model. Drawing on their experience in redesigning everything from carpeting to corporate campuses, McDonough and Braungart make an exciting and viable case for putting eco-effectiveness into practice, and show how anyone involved in making anything can begin to do so as well.

Strategy Builder

Autore: Stephen Cummings
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118707230
Grandezza: 16,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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A visual and interactive guide to building and communicating strategies that actually work The effective conditions for selling a strategy are not that different from a public presentation or a coach seeking to get his players to change tack. For a new approach to succeed you need 'buy in'. Your stakeholders — bosses, employees, peers, government officials, and investors — are already making judgments about how much they will engage with you and your strategy within seven seconds of you beginning to explain it. They, and you, are making strategic decisions at a glance. So how do you best captivate your potential stakeholders in your strategic endeavours? The Strategy Builder will show you how. Combines a quick guide to key management frameworks with an interactive "how to adapt the model" approach Includes comments and tweets from experts around the world A visually interactive guide that puts strategy building in perspective

Handbook On Sourdough Biotechnology

Autore: Marco Gobbetti
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461454255
Grandezza: 34,74 MB
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In the last few decades, many efforts have been made to exploit sourdough’s potential for making baked goods. Through the biotechnology of this traditional baking method, many sensory, rheological, nutritional, and shelf-life properties have been discovered and/or rediscovered. Bakery industries are greatly attracted by the potentials that sourdough presents, and new industrial protocols are being developed. To the best of our knowledge, there has been no single book dedicated to sourdough biotechnology, and which clearly demonstrate its potential. This book aims at defining and highlighting the microbiological, technological, nutritional, and chemical aspects of sourdough biotechnology. The book will be the first reference guide on this topic for the worldwide scientific, teaching and students communities, also opening a way of communication and transferring the main results to a more productive industrial application.