Sustainability Cases

THE PORT OF AALBORG GOES GREEN

Would the port of Aalborg become the first port to go fully sustainable? What barriers and challenges should it solve? What solutions exist?

REINVENT THE SUPERMARKET

What possibilities exist to reinvent the supermarket as we know it today, and make it fully sustainable? What is the role of technology? What business model is needed to unlock its potential?

MAKING MONEY IF YOUR PRODUCT IS BUILD TO LAST

To reduce material and energy consumption as well as waste generation, products should be built to last. This includes designing products for repair, reuse, and recycling. However, this goes against the rationale of traditional business models in which revenues and profits are positively correlated with the volume of product sales over time, and which in some instances may even push companies to engage in planned obsolescence. How to run a successful business with products that last; and how to identify alternative revenue sources?

FAST TECHNOLOGY CYCLES VERSUS SUSTAINABILITY

Fast technology cycles make products obsolete although they still function properly. Fast changes in fashion is another important reason for consumers to replace perfectly good products with new ones. How can a company make sure their products are functioning and wanted as long as possible?

NEGATIVE SUPPLY CHAIN IMPACTS

Many people don’t think about it when they are buying something. But behind every product there is a supply chain that is responsible for much of its social and environmental impact, both positive and negative. Supply chains can have huge impacts then, in some cases up to 90% of a company’s total social and environmental impact. How can companies create more sustainable business models to reduce these negative supply chain impacts?

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