VELOCITY     Accelerating Your Supply Chain Success
The leader in global supply chain solutions

Sustaining a Green, Global Business

NO RATINGS
View comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
Ariella
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: green
Ariella   6/11/2014 8:26:58 AM
NO RATINGS

@Susan a VAT on the digital currency would be most unwelcome, as one of the virtues for such a system is taking fees and costs out of monetary exchanges. I find that particularly valuable as a practical applicaton when working out payments between people who use different fiat currencies. 

Susan Fourtané
User Rank
Blogger
Re: green
Susan Fourtané   6/11/2014 1:10:12 AM
NO RATINGS

Ariella, 

A large Swedish electronics retailer accepts Bitcoin and it seems to do pretty well. There are Bitcoin conferences so there is an obvious response to cryptocurrencies.

I think it was at the beginning of the year that there was something about a Bitcoin VAT that Sweden wanted to add to Bitcoin purchases. I don't know what happened to that. Maybe I should check. :/ 

-Susan 

Ariella
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: green
Ariella   6/10/2014 8:42:01 AM
NO RATINGS

@Susan thanks for the additional insight. Does Sweden also welcome bitcoin and other digital currencies? 

Susan Fourtané
User Rank
Blogger
Re: green
Susan Fourtané   6/10/2014 12:01:11 AM
NO RATINGS

Ariella, 

In the same city of Göthenburg (second largest city in Sweden after Stockholm) where the government is giving bikes for free with the intention to renounce regular cars circulation, the Volvo self-driving car program is taking effect now with the intention of populating the streets with these cars by 2017. :D

Let's not forget Sweden being the first country in the world getting rid of cash to become the first cashless society. Sweden is a very nice and green place. :) 

-Susan

Hailey Lynne McKeefry
User Rank
Blogger
Re: green
Hailey Lynne McKeefry   6/9/2014 7:19:50 PM
NO RATINGS

It's clear that sustainability and greenness is something that needs to be in the DNA of the organization. When it is, the end result is that it touches corners of the organization that you might not even imagine. In my experience, when it's encouraged, employees come up with a lot of great ideas for new initiatives that others will jump on as well.

Ariella
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
green
Ariella   6/9/2014 3:40:02 PM
NO RATINGS
1 saves

I love the idea of encouraging biking. I recently read about a plan in Sweden to give commuters free bikes to use for 6 months as a way of testing out a bike program. See http://inhabitat.com/swedish-city-gives-commuters-free-bikes-for-six-months-to-reduce-the-use-of-cars/



More Blogs from Suzanne Deffree
Margins, ship and debit, counterfeiting, and executive changeover should be considered as we all plan for a successful 2014.
EBN showcases its most-read 15 pieces of content as we review 2013.
Open-source designers have a love affair with 3D printers. That's going to translate to 3D printing going mainstream next year.
In leveraging delivery and logistics practices, Amazon.com hopes to make every Friday a Black Friday this holiday season.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed