Companies are moving towards new business models in line with Circular Economy principles. Expectations increase that companies take back their products after their lifetime has ended to recyle components and materials. They will have to take responsibility for a climate and environment friendly re-use or final disposal. New modes of cooperation have to be efficiently managed, current business models adapted or new business models invented and piloted. Still the major objective is to ensure entrepreneurial success and profitablity of the company.
Emerging economies face the additional challenge to develop and apply new and innovative business models to sustainably improve quality of life and standard of living of their rapidly growing populations as fast as possible. Business models in accordance with the principles of a circular economy are leasing and sharing, pay-per-use etc. They offer completely new development opportunities.
Emerging economies have no choice but to leap-frog, making use of latest proven innovations and advanced technologies. Utilization of renewable energy sources has become financially viable in many countries and decentralized modular sytems will succeed in many places over large investments in centralized productions.
Can I help?
I have worked for many years developing businesses in industrialized and developing countries – in industry and development cooperation and experienced the ever increasing pollution of the environment. Management and organizational challenges as well as structures of private and publicy-owned businesses, government institutions, and politics are rather familiar to me. I am well acquainted with the obstacles and opportunities of economic development in emerging and developing countries and the resistance to change in the management of companies and organizations.