Circular Economy

Author: Peter Lacy
Editor: EGEA spa
ISBN: 8823878748
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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.

Quality Of Life In Urban Landscapes

Author: Roberta Cocci Grifoni
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319655817
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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.

Waste To Wealth

Author: Peter Lacy
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137530707
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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.

The Circular Economy

Author: Ken Webster
Editor: Ellen MacArthur Foundation Publishing
ISBN: 9780992778460
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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.

Business Models In The Circular Economy

Author: Roberta De Angelis
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319751271
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This book focuses on the role of corporations in the transition towards an economy that works more in line with ecological limits. It is centred on business model innovation in the context of the circular economy, which is gaining consensus across business, policy and academic circles by proposing more resource efficient industrial processes. Interest in circular business models is growing within academic and practitioner literature yet the concept is not clearly understood, with potential negative consequences for theory building and practical implementation. Therefore, this book conceptualises circular business models and investigates their theoretical foundations in relation to the rationale for adopting them, drawing on circular economy, business model, strategic management and neo-institutional literature and secondary data.

Imprese Ibride

Author: Paolo Venturi
Editor: EGEA spa
ISBN: 882387873X
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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.

La Fine Dello Shopping Online

Author: Wijnand Jongen
Editor: HOEPLI EDITORE
ISBN: 8820385929
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Il volume tratta tutti gli argomenti chiave del retail, dallo shopping mobile all’intelligenza artificiale, fino all’economia di condivisione per Amazon e Alibaba, con uno stile coinvolgente: una lettura obbligata per chiunque sia parte attiva nel business odierno. Il retail sta attraversando momenti difficili, subendo le conseguenze sia della crisi economica sia della digitalizzazione della società. Ma c’è un problema più grande: i negozi non riescono a stare al passo con il comportamento mutevole dei clienti, connessi 24 ore su 24, 7 giorni su 7, per i quali non esiste alcuna distinzione tra online e offline. I negozianti, per mantenere il proprio ruolo in un mondo dominato da mercati e piattaforme di condivisione, hanno urgente bisogno di nuovi modelli di business. Devono trasformarsi in reti digitali, mantenendo però le attuali e specifiche caratteristiche umane. Il tramonto dello shopping online è anche l’alba di una nuova era, una nuova economia di retail sempre connessi. Questo libro offre una panoramica unica delle tendenze e degli sviluppi dello shopping in tutto il mondo, ed è una lettura indispensabile per comprendere il futuro del commercio.

Doughnut Economics

Author: Kate Raworth
Editor: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 160358675X
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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.

Frugal Innovation

Author: Navi Radjou
Editor: The Economist
ISBN: 1610395069
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Frugal innovation is a way that companies can create high-quality products with limited resources. Once the preserve of firms in poor markets, Western companies are now seeking ways to appeal to cost-conscious and environmentally-aware consumers at home. With an estimated trillion-dollar global market for frugal products, and with potentially huge cost savings to be gained, frugal innovation is revolutionizing business and reshaping management thinking. This book explains the principles, perspectives and techniques behind frugal innovation, enabling managers to profit from the great changes ahead. The book explains: How to achieve mass customization, using low-cost robotics, inexpensive product design and virtual prototyping software. How consumers and other external partners can help develop products How to implement sustainable practices, such as the production of waste-free products How to change the corporate culture to become more frugal

The Blue Economy 3 0

Author: Gunter Pauli
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524521051
Size: 20,19 MB
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The Blue Economy cites a new business model in China where novel paper production turns crushed rocks, including mining waste that has piled up over centuries into sheets for printing, writing and packaging without the use of water, without cutting down a tree, and recyclable forever. It details how thistles, considered a weed, is turned into a plastic, a lubricant and a herbicide converting an old petrochemical plant into a biorefinery.