Tag Archives: Circular economy

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 »

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 »

Sustainability needs to be embedded in every part of business

Posted by on Monday, November 17, 2014

The University of Bradford School of Management recently hosted an event that discussed sustainability in the workplace and what skills, attributes and characteristics people would need in the future. In the first of a series of blogs analysing the event and the issue, student Celeste Suess, who is studying MSc Applied Management and Sustainability, shares… 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 »

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.

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 »