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Paved with good intentions
Paved with good intentions

Here’s something to ponder if you’re venturing out on a summer road trip: Is it possible to build greener streets and highways, not in terms of what’s driven on them, but rather the materials used to construct these most ubiquitous forms of transportation...

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The Green Economy Has a Resource-Scarcity Problem
The Green Economy Has a Resource-Scarcity Problem

The sustainability race is on. Corporations, investors, and governments worldwide have made ambitious commitments to reduce their operations’ negative environmental and social impacts. But there’s a problem: New solutions will inevitably trigger bottlenecks for the...

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Sustainable Procurement: What we learned from COVID-19
Sustainable Procurement: What we learned from COVID-19

Covid-19 pandemic has brought global economies to a standstill and has created challenges to a variety of sectors including housing, building and infrastructure. Many business and government organisations have experienced some form of supply chain disruption – either...

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In 2030, You Won’t Own Any Gadgets
In 2030, You Won’t Own Any Gadgets

Owning things used to be simple. You went to the store. You paid money for something, whether it be a TV, clothes, books, toys, or electronics. You took your item home, and once you paid it off, that thing belonged to you. It was yours. You could do whatever you...

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Creating sustainable supply chains of the future
Creating sustainable supply chains of the future

When it comes to Enterprise Resource Planning, the optimal supply chain was built on the ‘just-in-time’ model, comprising uber-efficient, connected blocks that deliver what businesses need, right when they need it, in order to complete the next step of the...

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Circular Procurement and Asset Management
Circular Procurement and Asset Management

How Purchasing Can Help Mitigate Climate Related Risks in Asset Management Climate change has increased risks for stewards of publicly-owned infrastructure.  Organizations are now being required to understand and address how their services are being...

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ICT-Pact: Joining forces towards circular and fair ICT
ICT-Pact: Joining forces towards circular and fair ICT

Today seven countries are signing the international Circular and Fair ICT Pact. The signatories commit to working together in making laptops and smartphones more circular and fair through procurement. The Dutch Minister for the Environment, Stientje van Veldhoven has...

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Circular economy’s role in decarbonizing heavy industry
Circular economy’s role in decarbonizing heavy industry

The world must reach net-zero emissions by 2050 to avoid the worst effects of climate change. This is no easy feat, but one clear solution could lie in industry emissions. Globally, industry emissions are responsible for 27 percent of our CO2 emissions, second only to...

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