Archive for April, 2012

Existing enterprise – Horizontal organisational structure

Existing enterprise – Horizontal organisational structure

Published on April 28, 2012 in Manufacturing with 0 Comments

Gore has approximately 9,000 associates across 30 countries, with manufacturing facilities in the USA, Germany, Scotland, Japan, and China. Annual revenues are $2.5 billion. Fluoropolymer products provide innovative solutions throughout industry e.g. in next-generation electronics, for medical products, and with high-performance fabrics.   Gore has received many accolades including being named amongst the “100 Best […]

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Existing enterprise – Reducing travel

Existing enterprise – Reducing travel

Published on April 28, 2012 in Services with 0 Comments

Capgemini operates in the consultancy industry where business travel is the norm. A key assumption of the business model is that the right skills and experience of employees are matched with clients’ business needs, regardless of location.   Capgemini teams work alongside clients to deliver “business change”. And clients, quite naturally, expect to see the […]

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Business serving society?

Business serving society?

Published on April 25, 2012 in Updates with 1 Comment

In addition to addressing climate change impacts and working within natural resource limits, we propose that a new local economy integrates business not just with the natural world, but also with society, creating value that is shared more equitably, offering opportunities for everyone.   Note. This suggested feature of the new economy is one in […]

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Natural resource limits

Natural resource limits

Published on April 24, 2012 in Updates with 0 Comments

A new economy which is resilient and sustainable needs to find ways to do business within the limits of natural resources, and the ability of the earth to absorb polluting waste. This requires a fundamental re-thinking of some things we take for granted: progress, growth, our relationship with the environment, business models and even ownership. […]

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Energy Resilience Assessment

Energy Resilience Assessment

Published on April 14, 2012 in Economic enablers with 0 Comments

Organisations of all types and sizes are facing an unprecedented set of challenges. The World Economic Forum’s report highlights energy price volatility as a risk with one of the highest potential financial impacts, and also one to watch given its unpredictability.   The Energy Resilience Assessment (ERA) is a diagnostic tool developed by the Transition […]

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