People and Society
Real economics is the study of how people transform nature to meet their needs…Neoclassical economics is inconsistent with the laws of thermodynamics. Charles Hall, SUNY, an ecologist by training. It’s not news of course. Frederick Soddy, another outsider (an escapee from physics and chemistry and a Nobel Prize winner) spent
As the possibilities of digitised finance becoming more and more apparent, a new type of startup has entered the sector. Mondo is a company, currently seeking its banking license, that intends to provide a banking service that is almost exclusively controlled via an app.
The circular economy is often discussed in terms of the opportunities for new business models and to design new products and services. However, intuitively, the opportunities for an effective and prosperous transition would be significantly enhanced by national and regional governmental policy that supports and enables positive economic change. That
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, we’re recommending pieces on what the circular economy transition looks like in the financial sector, how a common plant could be the future of renewable energy and plenty more…
The London Waste and Recycling Board (LWARB) has announced its intention to provide a £3m private equity investment offering funding for venture and growth stage businesses that can help to develop circular economy activities in London.
Every Friday, Circulate rounds up a collection of interesting circular economy related stories and articles. This week, we’re recommending pieces on the potential that this is the end of banking as we currently know it, a new gadget take back service launched by Argos and more…
This article by John Daly originally appeared in Reman Industry Focus – Duxes – Shanghai, China on Jun 23, 2015. Click here to view the original article from RIF Will Burnett, Managing Director of Owner Resource Group, discussed the growing private equity interest in the remanufacturing industry with Reman Industry Focus (RIF)
Read Circulate’s exclusive preview of Ken Webster’s recently released book, The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. The extract below is the beginning of the ninth chapter “The Regenerative Biological Cycle – At Scale”.
Bitcoin hasn’t been a technology without controversy, and its future remains undetermined, but it seems that, at the very least, the technological innovation behind the “cryptocurrency” will be used in the financial sector. It has been reported that a number of the world’s largest banks are now investing in “blockchain”
What would Europe’s economy look like if it underwent a paradigm shift and transitioned to a circular economy? How would it impact growth, jobs, resource, energy use and CO2 emissions? What does it mean for ordinary households? Those questions have been addressed in a new report, “Growth Within: a circular