Diving into How the Electronics Supply Chain Can Thrive in the Circular Economy

This week I completed the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's six-week Executive Education Introductory Course, titled “Enterprise, Innovation and the Circular Economy,” and taught by the University of Bradford School of Management.

During the course, I've shared insights with EBN readers about how the circular economy is holistically designed to be restorative and regenerative. Now, in this slide-show post I'd like to capsulize my learning as relevant to the electronics supply chain.

Many thanks to University of Bradford Professors Peter Hopkinson and Will Stewart for asking me to share with the executive cohort how the electronics supply chain can thrive in the Circular Economy, leveraging my 18 years in tech-industry sustainability practices.

Professors Hopkinson and Stewart asked me to address the following questions in the class presentation:

  1. What do you see as the most interesting/promising developments around the Circular Economy in the Tech Industry? 
  2. What do you see as the greatest challenges/barriers to the transition?
  3. What support or enablers would be most helpful to your future work in this area? 

The slides that follow are from my presentation to the course's executive cohort on March 23, 2016. 

Take a look and then let us know how you think your organization has or can build the circular economy framework successfully into how it does business.

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