Tag Archives: Circular economy

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 »

Can business schools adapt to the challenges of declining MBA numbers?

Posted by on Monday, January 28, 2013

Earlier this week, the FT came out with dramatic headlines about the UK’s top business schools seeing their MBA numbers fall dramatically.   The graph below demonstrates the point. The cause is down to a ‘perfect storm’ of different factors converging.  The UK has had a concerted campaign to reduce the number of immigrants. To do… Read More »

Circular economy means a rethink for business

Posted by on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I recently presented a keynote speech in Amsterdam at  the launch of a circular economy study tour for Business Schools, organised by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The circular economy is a generic term for a new industrial economy that is restorative and in which materials flows are closed loop. Instead of consuming scarce resources, that… Read More »