Circularity helps SMEs Reach Climate Targets

By SMEunited- an R2Pi Consortium Partner SMEunited supports the ambitious targets of the Paris agreement as decarbonizing the EU can only succeed by actively involving SMEs. In this context, a framework to incentivize the big bulk of SMEs to reduce their carbon print urgently needs to be implemented in order to ensure these businesses remain on the market

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Circular Economy Business Models Toolkit

We devised these tools for you to reference in advancing your business towards Circular Economy and in adopting Circular Economic Business Models   Circular Business Model Innovation Toolkit_Contents 1- Conditions for Success 2- Get to know your team 3- R2Pi Busines Model Canvas 4 – Starting your Innovation Journey 5a- Business Model Strengths and Weaknesses

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Transitioning to Circular Business Models Brussels 24 October 2019

    REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED OBJECTIVE: To discuss how to transition to circular economy business models and policies, through the lessons learnt about opportunities, challenges and practices of innovative organisations. PARTICIPANTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO: – Network with business leaders and policymakers from leading organizations; – Learn about successful circular business models from others;

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Don’t throw it away! Give your computer a second life

Ángeles Pereira, University of Santiago de Compostela Do you know how many CO2 emissions you can save if your used computer were reused instead of directly sent to recycling? The Spanish company Revertia, a pioneer in the preparation of IT equipment for reuse, has calculated that a complete computer can save 191 kg of CO2eq

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How Israeli Policy Enables a Sustainable Water System

Chaya Levin, Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research Today, 40% of the global population is affected by water scarcity, and this figure is expected to rise to 60% within a decade. In the face of this looming reality, Israel has emerged as a leader, pioneering the way toward a sustainable water system. Israel has a growing

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Partnerships for Circular Economy: firm-centric, consortium and market-based approaches

We wish to invite you to our upcoming “Partnerships for Circular Economy” event. The event will take place during the 28th of March and is hosted by our partners in the Paris branch of ESCP. In this event you will have the chance for a unique review of three of the eighteen case studies we

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Brussels Workshop

We are very pleased to invite you to join two events on circular economy that will take place in Brussels on February 13th and 14th 2019. This event is hosted by our partners at CSR Europe, the leading European business network for Corporate Social Responsibility.   February 13th, business-oriented workshop – Objectives: Rethink your company’s business models and discover tools to

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Stakeholder Views Report- Enablers and Barriers to a Circular Economy

In September 2018, the R2π Consortium published the Stakeholder Views Report on the Barriers and Enablers to a Circular Economy. By analysing stakeholder views on what affects the transition to a circular economy, the report provides an insight into the key obstacles and drivers of adopting circular economy business models.   By promoting the implementation

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Circular Economy and the policy making on the national and European level

Throughout the recent months, the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology has been continuing its work on the national Roadmap Towards Circular Economy Transformation. Currently, it analyzes multiple valuable comments and ideas which were sent in response to the document draft published in framework of public consultations. In general, the Roadmap will consist of four parts

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The Aquaponics Case-Circular By Design

The R2Pi project team is working closely with an advanced and innovative aquaponics start-up, to analyse how the business model and production process are oriented to improve circularity in the food sector. With this aquaponics case study, we are investigating the business models of a promising new area of technology based on biological processes in

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