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.

Should sustainability be part of your business strategy?

Posted by on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

How big a part does sustainability play in your business strategy? Perhaps you’ve heard of the circular economy but are still unconvinced about how it can help your business turn a profit.

Through this two-part blog, I will explore the differences between a linear and a circular economic approach; show you how the circular economy not only benefits businesses, but that real strategy and the drive for sustainability are inextricably linked; and explain how to implement sustainable practices and gain competitive advantage along the way.

Why being a mature student can help you get ahead

Posted by on Thursday, July 11, 2013

Student accounting ambassador Mahmoona Begum is in her second year of a BSc Accountancy and Finance degree. Earlier this year, she wrote an award winning essay. Here she shares her journey on studying for a degree as a mature student. It’s amazing to think that eight years ago, I was working in a solicitor’s office… Read More »

Social media platforms are encouraging a more ‘circular’ approach to business

Posted by on Monday, June 24, 2013

Guest Blogger Frederika Robertsof Social Media Marketing Angel, BSc(Hons) Business and Management Studies (1993) from Bradford University School of Management Social media are intrinsically about sharing; sharing ideas, sharing good practice, sharing knowledge. In an age where short-termism still prevails in business and, as argued by Dr Jeff Overall in his recent blog post, is… Read More »

Why Do a Masters? Five things To Think About!

Posted by on Monday, June 17, 2013

Some might consider it random that I have ended up doing an MSc in Global Finance and Banking when my degree was in computer science. However, my reasons were two-fold. First of all, my father was a banker and secondly, I want to help stabilise the economic climate in my country.        … Read More »

What’s in a name? Re:thinking sustainability for our new re:centre

Posted by on Friday, May 17, 2013

In July 2013, Bradford University opens the doors of a new £6m building in the heart of the city campus. re:centre is an exciting and dynamic space, which aims to inspire the innovative design of products, services and infrastructure to deliver radical new business solutions to current and future economic and societal challenges. The new… Read More »

How should a top business school celebrate its 50th anniversary?

Posted by on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Founded in 1963, later this year the School of Management will start our 50th anniversary celebrations. In times of austerity, it has been an interesting challenge to identify events and activities that both celebrate but add value to our alumni, academics and the global business community that we support. As one of the UK’s first… Read More »

How can businesses profit from the circular economy?

Posted by on Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Attending a recent breakfast meeting at the World Economic Forum in Davos, to launch the second EMF/McKinsey report on the circular economy, I calculated that the annual revenues of the companies present at the meeting was in the order of a 300 billion GBP.

Transformational strategies for the future of business

Posted by on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Guest blog by Alan Moore, guest lecturer at Bradford University School of Management and author of No Straight Lines: Making Sense of Our Non-linear World Wherever you look in our world, you have to agree that the way we are living is unsustainable. Businesses are using resources – from energy to raw materials – without… Read More »