We tend to think of environmental aspects when discussing concepts like sustainability. But at their core, these ideas deal with our ability to persist. That’s where the circular economy comes in. It reforms systems so that our take-make-waste habits become ones in which resources are kept in use, so as we work to make waste a dwindling portion of our outputs.
Leaders have to consider many factors when making business decisions, but given our circumstances, the goal must be to continually evolve products, services, and operations towards greater sustainability in general. Failing to do so puts their firms at risk. And taking such concerns into account in decision making opens the door to advantages and new opportunities.
Adam Werbach’s definition of sustainability is a great place to start: It is to protect the environment. It needs to care about cultures. It needs to have social responsibility. And it has to have economic sustainability. All four together – social, cultural, environmental, and economic – need to work together to form a sustainability initiative.
At Linear to Circular, we work to optimize outcomes along these four lines. If that’s of interest, let’s connect.
Circular Economy Services
– Project Design & Implementation
– Systemic Design Workshops
– Capacity Building
– Current State Assessments (material inputs/outputs)
– Portfolio Reviews/Risk & Opportunity Assessment
– Project Guidance
If you’re in need of help, or just interested in exploring opportunities, please send us a note.