Category Archives: Circular economy

The circular economy is a generic term for an industrial economy that is, by design or intention, restorative and in which materials flows are of two types, biological nutrients, designed to reenter the biosphere safely, and technical nutrients, which are designed to circulate at high quality without entering the biosphere.

How the Circular Economy will change what we buy, how we own and the relationship between manufacturer and client

Posted by on Monday, July 18, 2016

At a recent conference I attended, Joe McGee from Jabil – the $18bn manufacturing company, which you will probably never have heard of, said: “If you are not disrupting you will be disrupted”… and so it is, in today’s market place. The pace of change is rapid and organisations across the globe are grappling with how they continue to sell products and make margins.… Read More »

Big data: after the gold rush

Posted by on Friday, May 6, 2016

In case you haven’t noticed Big Data (BD) has been a hot topic in business for some time. Governments and public institutions, not to mention economists, business commentators and technology companies have been promoting the idea of a Big Data Revolution. Technology companies, whether providers of Business Systems, CRM software or Analytics have been promoting… Read More »

As part of a technology university, Bradford School of Management can be a global leader

Posted by on Tuesday, May 3, 2016

I was delighted when I heard that Bradford has become a technology university. As the world’s leaders are struggling to manage the impact of technology – is this an opportunity for the University of Bradford School of Management to lead the world in helping business leaders create strategies and manage for the future? Management teams… Read More »

Circular economy is about growth, not guilt

Posted by on Monday, March 2, 2015

Ben Anderson, a designer from Louisiana, USA, has won a place on Bradford University School of Management’s pioneering Innovation and Enterprise for a Circular Economy MBA after winning through a contest at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Disruptive Innovation Festival. Here he shares his thoughts on the festival and the circular economy movement. I’m a product… Read More »

Setting sail for a circular economy

Posted by on Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dame Ellen MacArthur is the record-breaking yachstwoman who launched the Ellen MacArthur Foundation in 2010 to encourage a global shift to a circular economy. She works with Bradford University School of Management to deliver a Circular Economy MBA and delivered this keynote address at the recent Re:Thinking Progress conference at the university. There are fundamental… Read More »

How can businesses innovate beyond obsolescence?

Posted by on Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Mark Buckley is a 20-year-old product design student and won a place on the B&Q Youth Board as part of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, which has worked with Bradford University School of Management to develop the Innovation, Enterprise and the Circular Economy MBA. It’s only when business leaders question the current ways of working, and… Read More »

Is there a place for heart and soul in a business strategy?

Posted by on Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Don’t walk the line: part two   The second of two guest blogs by Dr Elaine Hickmott, who studied for her MBA on business strategy and sustainability at Bradford UniversitySchool of Management. Read Part One here.  Here is part two of my guest blog for the School of Management on strategy and sustainability. Part one… Read More »