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Sustainability by Eva Collins

Sustainability by Eva Collins

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  • 1. Business and SustainabilityDr Eva CollinsPresentation to 191 Class 25 July 2011
  • 2. After 50 Minutes You Will Be Able to Answer the Following: • Does business have a role in sustainability? • What are the challenges for business related to sustainability? • What are ecopreneurs and how might they help us get to a sustainable future?© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 2
  • 3. Does Business Have a Role in Sustainability?© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 3
  • 4. Traditional Business Model© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 4
  • 5. Ray Anderson Interface Carpet Company http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUG4JXE6K4A© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 5
  • 6. Does Business Have a Role in Sustainability? • Corporations are the only organisations with the resources, the technology, the global reach and ultimately the motivation to achieve sustainability. (Hart 1997) • What’s needed is to turn conventional markets – and conventional business thinking – on their heads. (Elkington 1997)© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 6
  • 7. What is Sustainable Enterprise? No negative impact on future generations© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 7
  • 8. What are the challenges for business related to sustainability? • Finite resources • The paradox of growth • Consumerism • New Zealand issue • Scale • 100% sustainable?© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 8
  • 9. What Would a Sustainable Business Model Look Like?© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 9
  • 10. One Idea for a Sustainable Business Model • A sustainable business model has an overall positive effect on the natural environment and contributes positively to the social fabric, moving us toward a sustainable future. Features include: • Driven by values • Closing the loop • Redefining “the product” and who needs to own it • Adding to the social fabric© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 10
  • 11. TerraCycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvWNlH_4gRg© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 11
  • 12. Ecopreneurs and Social Entrepreneurs Using commerce to change the world© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 12
  • 13. Finite resources, The paradox of growth, Scale, 100% sustainable? Driven by values, Closing the loop, Redefining “the product” and who needs to own it, Adding to the social fabric© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 13
  • 14. Finite resources, The paradox of growth, Scale, 100% sustainable? Driven by values, Closing the loop, Redefining “the product” and who needs to own it, Adding to the social fabric© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 14
  • 15. The Latest News on Business andSustainability in New Zealand http://www.pureadvantage.org/
  • 16. Creative Destruction “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete” (Richard Buckminster Fuller, philosopher, futurist and global thinker, 1895 - 1983).© THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO • TE WHARE WANANGA O WAIKATO 26 July 2012 16