Unser erstes Buch „Wertschöpfung statt Verschwendung – Die Zukunft gehört der Kreislaufwirtschaft“ (2015) erklärt, wie ein kreislaufwirtschaftlicher Ansatz anstelle der traditionellen Produktionsverfahren und Konsumgewohnheiten eine zusätzliche Wirtschaftsleistung in Höhe von 4,5 Billionen US-Dollar bis 2030 erbringen kann. Das neue „Circular Economy Handbook“ beschreibt basierend auf 1.500 Fallstudien, von denen 300 im Buch beschrieben sind, wie Unternehmen vorgehen können, um ein Kreislaufmodell einzuführen und welche Differenzierungs- und Wachstumspotenziale sie sich damit schaffen.

Wie lassen sich die aktuellen Produktionsverfahren und unsere Konsumgewohnheiten mit Nachhaltigkeit in Einklang bringen? Kann die Privatwirtschaft wachsen und trotzdem zum Schutz unserer Erde beitragen? Wie können Unternehmen die Kreislaufwirtschaft und damit verbundene Innovationen nutzen, um sich einen Wettbewerbsvorteil zu verschaffen und gleichzeitig wirklich etwas zu bewegen in Sachen Nachhaltigkeit?



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The climate emergency makes the switch to a circular economy ever more urgent. The circular economy is happening, but not quickly enough. This practical handbook can accelerate the transition by helping business leaders to rethink their propositions and scale-up their circular solutions. It’s also a call to action – the systems change we need is only achievable if we all contribute. This book will hopefully inspire many to move forward on the path to true impact.

- ­Ralph Hamers, CEO ING Group

Our generation has the unique opportunity to reconcile the paradox between progress for all and a sustainable future for our planet, thanks to a step change in efficiency. Digital technologies are there to help, to shift the way we manage energy, provided we rethink the way we design buildings, industries, cities. The Circular Economy Handbook demonstrates how digitization and circular models go hand in hand to enable this efficiency.

-­ Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric

We believe that waste will come to be seen as a precious commodity, shaping new business models and defining commercial opportunities hitherto unimagined. Act now and be part of this systemic transformation in our economy, our lives, our relationship to the environment. This handbook, with its deep practical insights supported by extensive knowledge and research, is a timely contribution to the field and essential reading for the conscious, contemporary leader.

- ­Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO, Veolia. Author of Water: Towards a culture of responsibility (2011)

There cannot be an effective circular economy without private sector’s engagement and innovation. Raising awareness on circular economy opportunities and empowering companies from different industries to become circular leaders is a crucial way to accelerate the transition.

- ­Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

The Fourth Industrial Revolution will impact every aspect of our lives. In order to thrive within this new global dynamic, we need to adopt new business models and norms. The circular economy is one approach that can enable us to keep pace with technological innovation, support integrated and sustainable ecosystems, and move us towards a brighter future. The Circular Economy Handbook is an essential guide for organizations of all types looking to capitalize on the circular opportunity.

- ­Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman, World Economic Forum

The ‘take, make, waste’ mindset is difficult to break away from, but we are fast approaching a point of no return. The Circular Economy Handbook offers concrete direction for how to make the transition circular. It calls out that retrofitting small-scale circular initiatives into business–as-usual environments simply won’t deliver the change we need to see. I hope the Handbook becomes a practical companion for senior executives on their change journey. The time to act is now.

- ­Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, United Nations Global Compact

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Über die Autoren

Peter Lacy

Global Managing Director Growth & Strategy – Accenture​​

Jessica Long

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy, North America Sustainability & Trust Lead

Wesley Spindler

Business & Sustainability Strategist

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