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As commodities become scarcer, prices rise, and demand increases, resource productivity in operations is no longer an option. But companies will need to think and act differently if they are to embrace this new challenge. Looking at supply chains in a circular, not linear way, and integrating green operations with lean, profitability, and other areas are essential.
April 2014—Resource Revolution shows how to take what is being seen as a worldwide crisis and turn it into the biggest business opportunity of the past one hundred years.more
September 2015—Ocean Conservancy and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment led a comprehensive effort to analyze where the majority of ocean plastic comes from and how it leaks into the ocean, examine leakage pathways in different regions, and investigate potential plastic waste reduction solutions and the economics of each.
September 2015—As more of the world’s cities become congested and polluted, new business models and technologies are emerging to solve the mobility challenge.more
June 2015—This report offers a vision for a circular economy in Europe, and argues that it is an inherently attractive alternative to our current “linear” development path, finding positive employment effects—0.6 percent additional annual growth, and 48 percent reduction of CO2 emissions by 2030.more
May 2015—Four steps can help to create sustainability programs that work for both buyers and suppliers.
March 2015—How can public institutions, development agencies, investors, researchers, and producers work together to build a food sector that propels economic growth, meets demand, and helps to maintain social stability?more
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