Supply chain managers need to be much more proactive in setting up and improving business models according to research from Professor Jack van der Veen from Nyenrode Business University. In his recent white paper ‘Implementation of new Supply Chain Business Models: risk management in cross-border trade', he seeks to understand how new business models can be developed through taking a supply chain perspective.
We should attempt to treat nature as a heritage site and look after it for future generations", say professor Dr Tineke Lambooy. She discusses why granting legal personhood to entities of nature could enable society to protect biodiversity.
Residual resources, such as food processing surplus streams, now often categorised as ‘waste’, can be reused at their highest potential value if fair pricing can be ensured, finds the latest report of the Coalition Circular Accounting.
The infrasector, has great ambitions when it comes to making projects more sustainable. And the ability to make the distinction between more and less sustainable projects is crucial to this ambition. An exploratory study conducted by Nyenrode Business University on behalf of Dura Vermeer Infra BV, has resulted in a proposal for the content, feasibility and requirements for a quality mark for infrastructure projects.
In Society 4.0 author Bob de Wit paints a picture of a world standing at a crossroads and facing choices that will determine the future development of our society. Do we want to stay with the existing power establishments? Or will we display the motivation and courage required to combine the best of global and local and establish a Glocalcitizens community as the basis for an alternative and optimistic future society?