Accenture: How digital innovations disrupt a wasteful world

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We are used to hearing how resource-intensive the digital world is: All these new tablets, smartphones and computers are using up more energy and raw materials. But attitudes are changing. We seem to have reached such a tipping point in the communications revolution that it’s opening up practical potential for radically different business models to become the norm — namely, sustainable ones.

At Accenture, we have identified six circular business models which build on the principles of zero-waste thinking by making it practical and profitable. As well as being sustainable, they have significant competitive attractions in the disruptive new world that is emerging: They have circular advantage and they’re scaling up fast. One catalyst of these business models is technological trends that are disrupting traditional models.

Author: Laura B.

I'm the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center's Sustainability Information Curator, which is a fancy way of saying embedded librarian. I'm also Executive Director of the Great Lakes Regional Pollution Prevention Roundtable. When not writing for Environmental News Bits, I'm an avid reader. Visit Laura's Reads to see what I'm currently reading.

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