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Developing products for a circular economy | McKinsey & Company

Developing products for a circular economy | McKinsey & Company | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Cross-functional collaboration and customer-focused design thinking can help companies reap more value from the energy and resources they use.
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How to develop products in a more and more circular economy ?
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Is Cap-and-Trade or Carbon Tax Better for Business?

Is Cap-and-Trade or Carbon Tax Better for Business? | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Emissions regulation is fraught with uncertainty owing to the complexity of the business environment.
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20 project management best practices for your PMO

20 project management best practices for your PMO | Sustainability | Scoop.it
My comprehensive list of 20 best project management practices. If you do nothing else, fall this list and you should be well covered.

Via Lari Peltoniemi
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Back to basics on core Project Management practices. Here a good overview

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ICT & Sustainability

ICT & Sustainability | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Manifesto for a better world
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So the 21st Climate Conference in Paris (the so called COP21) has started. The challenges are high. Important personalities like Pope Francis in his encyclical « Laudato Si » about humane ecology or President Obama in his « Climate Action Plan » are taking action, meaning that everyone should get involved.

 

Following the 5th IPCC report « Climate Changes – Impacts, Adaptation & Vulnerabilities » or other recognized non-governmental and scientific organizations, the to-be-achieved objectives will need to be more ambitious if we want them to have an impact on the ongoing climate changes.

 

After the decisions taken in Paris, each domain of engineering will have to contribute to ensure the objectives will be achieved. ICT – like any other domain – has to get creative in this area.

With this in mind, some professionals in the ICT sector teamed up to form a « Think Tank » and establish a manifesto to stimulate our industry to become a crucial contributor in the upcoming paradigm shift.

 

Don't hesitate to engage with this "ICT & Sustainability" think tank or to consult "the ICT & Sustainability Manifesto, for a better world" with his 10 key principles. This manifesto was presented and proposed to our ICT industry during a press release on November, 30th. We are delighted to read your comments and thinkings. 

 

Laurent JANSSENS, one of this manifesto contributor.

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Can pharmaceutical packaging be safety-compliant and sustainable? - Healthcare Packaging

Can pharmaceutical packaging be safety-compliant and sustainable? - Healthcare Packaging | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Pharma companies will benefit from the time spent transitioning to a more sustainable model, especially as they see growing consumer satisfaction,...
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still a big deal to get life science sector more to a #sustainable path across the most business processes, incl #supplyChain & #packaging
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The Next Big Thing For Entrepreneurs: Sustainability - Forbes

The Next Big Thing For Entrepreneurs: Sustainability - Forbes | Sustainability | Scoop.it
As China’s economy transitions towards maturity, where conversations of “balanced growth” replace those of “growth at all cost”, the opportunity for entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs to develop new markets for sustainability has never been better.
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Sustainability smart schools receive new signage - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Sustainability smart schools receive new signage - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Enviroschools throughout the Horizons Region are receiving new signs to promote their involvement in the popular sustainability programme.
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Good idea to start with young children to embed #sustainable practices...  

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Sustainability Isn't What Your Brand Says; It's What It Does

Sustainability Isn't What Your Brand Says; It's What It Does | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Recently, at the 2015 Sustainable Brands Conference, I was struck by something Harvard Business Review contributor and the author of "What Great Brands Do," Denise Yohn, showcased on the main stage.
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A good recap and insight on main actions and caveat re #sustainability

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Tim Jackson: An economic reality check - YouTube

http://www.ted.com As the world faces recession, climate change, inequity and more, Tim Jackson delivers a piercing challenge to established economic princip...
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You want to discover "Prosperity Without Growth", here the talk which resume well @ProfTimJackson proposals #GreenEconomy

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Circular Flow of Economy – What it is and Where it’s Happening

Circular Flow of Economy – What it is and Where it’s Happening | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Circular economy is also unrealistic for undeveloped countries struggling with war, famine, unstable politics and essentially no awareness of sustainability.
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#Creativity and #innovation is required to interconnect the whole #economy and make it circular so that less/no waste is produced. Based on #Craddle-to-Craddle

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Agenda › GreenIT.fr

Agenda › GreenIT.fr | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Agenda GreenIT.fr mis à jour http://t.co/kYXsL4nTel #greenit #it4green #écoconception #logiciel #software #ecodesgin

Via Anne Lehmans
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Some events planned around #GreenIT by @GreenIT.fr in the coming weeks

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What’s needed to secure a sustainable future?

What’s needed to secure a sustainable future? | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Simon Zadek says a sustainable future is within reach, but only if we put in place the policies that make it possible.
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Trends in #Sustainability efforts seems to increase...But still a lot of effort is required. #GreenEconomy 

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How can I ensure my IT equipment is ethical? | Lucy Siegle

How can I ensure my IT equipment is ethical? | Lucy Siegle | Sustainability | Scoop.it
We need to be more ambitious if we are to reform the supply chain through which our laptops and smartphones are brought to us, says Lucy Siegle
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Interesting point of view but with a lof of effort to accomplish
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Why the circular economy is all about retaining value | McKinsey & Company

Why the circular economy is all about retaining value | McKinsey & Company | Sustainability | Scoop.it
By reassessing where waste is most prevalent in their value chains, companies can learn to close those loops to get more from the resources and materials they use.
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#CircularEconomy isn't the last thing in #sustainability

It requires top-down management and change across a company, including reevaluating product design, business models, and the supply chain
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Effective Team Work & Collaboration

Subtitles Enabled - English & Spanish Download of Transcription and Masters' Dissertation at: http://eca.academia.edu/aforviz/Masters'-Dissertation My Websit...
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#InterdisciplinaryThinking as part of solution in complex #problems Solving should be considered in #PMO and #ProjectPortfolioManagement practices also

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The 4 Biggest Drivers of Project Portfolio ROI

The 4 Biggest Drivers of Project Portfolio ROI | Sustainability | Scoop.it

[...] Think about it—when was the last time you heard a PMO leader ask a PM, “How else might we maximize ROI on this project?” Much more likely, the last 100 questions you’ve heard sounded more like, “How well are we executing within scope, schedule, and budget?” But what if it were your money funding the project portfolio? You might be glad to hear that most projects are tracking within plan, but wouldn’t you be much more interested in knowing whether such disciplined execution was likely to generate an exceptional ROI? After all, what good is executing within planning constraints if our project investments end up failing to generate anything close to the hoped-for value? ...

 


Via Philip Marris, Anthony Fouqué
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The #ROI and #ValueManagement should stay on the radar of #ProjectManagers . Often limited in delivering a #BusinessCase to get the investment agreed on but unfortunately, no further steps undertoken  later on (i.e., at end of project or a year later). 

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Is your pension fund safe from climate change? Fiduciary duty is the key - Road to Paris - ICSU

Is your pension fund safe from climate change? Fiduciary duty is the key - Road to Paris - ICSU | Sustainability | Scoop.it
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Are #sustainability risks sufficiently assessed? Could there be some #financial risks?

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Organizations integrating green IT initiatives into core business ops: Gartner - Firstpost

Organizations integrating green IT initiatives into core business ops: Gartner - Firstpost | Sustainability | Scoop.it
In response to growing demands from customers, partners and consumers, many organizations are moving beyond corporate social responsibility as a philanthropic activity, according to Gartner, Inc.
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Maybe some progress but it stays a long & riding road
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Investment in product sustainability on the rise according to new research ... - MarketWatch

Investment in product sustainability on the rise according to new research ... - MarketWatch | Sustainability | Scoop.it
Investment in product sustainability on the rise according to new research ...
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Sustainable Practices Create Business Value - Justmeans (blog)

Sustainable Practices Create Business Value - Justmeans (blog) | Sustainability | Scoop.it
(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Consumers are increasingly inclined to purchase from companies that are adopting sustainable business practices.
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Still a long and riding road to get #sustainability adapted on a large way and with conviction but always pleased to hear positive news which may help to adapt such practices

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Truly sustainable economic development: Ernesto Sirolli at TEDxEQChCh - YouTube

Ernesto Sirolli got his start doing aid work in Africa in the 70's -- and quickly realised how ineffective it was. In this funny, challenging and passionate ...
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How to listen and observe helps #sustainable #entrepreneurship... Passionate talk, good sense of humour but humanity and humility also 

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Psychology & Sustainable development - Interview of David Uzzel - YouTube

IDDRI organizes a monthly Seminar on Sustainable Development and Environmental Economics which purpose is to facilitate discussion between French academics, ...
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A good exercise of vulgarization on #climateChange: actions have to be PICL...#Psychology #Environment #sustainable 

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A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership | Sustainability | Scoop.it
The more we understand how psychology and worldviews drive sustainability leadership, the more effectively we will be able to cultivate them.
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As #Sustainability may have different meanings by people and as there is no sufficient sense of #urgency, Why is this still the case although day after day there are sufficient evidences the world has to change and become more #sustainable...

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Open Sourcing Sustainability

Open Sourcing Sustainability | Sustainability | Scoop.it
I just supported Open Sourcing Sustainability on @ThunderclapIt // @POC21cc

Via jean lievens
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#Sustainability effort have to be high. As such #IP has to be revamped. Why not #open more domains? 

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Green Alliance: Tech giants must embrace circular business models

Green Alliance: Tech giants must embrace circular business models | Sustainability | Scoop.it
An increased focus on recycling and repairing consumer electronics could cut the carbon footprint of each device by up to half, according to a new report from the Green Alliance. - edie news centre
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How circular economy could be applied in #ICT
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