5 Grundlagen für erfolgreiches ESG Management

Der ESG Hype und die ernüchternde Realität Dass die Themen Environmental/Social/Governance (ESG), Dekarbonisierung und Nachhaltigkeit an Aufmerksamkeit in Unternehmen gewinnen ist erfreulich. Allerdings ist man in den meisten Unternehmen erst am Beginn diese Themen auch wirklich umzusetzen. Gleichzeitig läuft die Marketingmaschine von ESG Beratern, ESG Softwareanbietern und ESG Start-ups auf Hochtouren. Dabei ist Vorsicht geboten,…

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Set yourself up for successful cost & carbon reduction

Our post pandemic world has left us in a new state of multiple crises. We started to understand how interconnected the global economy is and how fragile our global supply chains actually are. For business leaders, this means to protect business continuity while finding ways to change the business towards the requirements of operating within…

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Using SCRUM to deliver transformation projects

Many companies struggle with adaptation in volatile business environments. While quite a few companies have picked up on the ‘Agile’ trend, some of them still mask their daily chaos as ‘agile way of working’. To apply agile methodologies, and SCRUM in particular, one needs to accept certain success criteria. Scrum helps to create transparency about…

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Re-thinking progress

I’d like to invite you to take three minutes today for an eye-opening animated video essay published by the Ellen MarcArthur Foundation: There’s a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. ‘Re-Thinking Progress’ is a change in perspective. It explores how to re-design the way our economy and the operating…

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Process Harmonisation: The value of simplicity

Summary Staying competitive in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) business environment, requires companies to be adaptive and responsive to lower risks for the business. One tactic is to continuously harmonize business processes. Process harmonization is about designing and implementing business process standards to achieve targeted business benefits, while ensuring a harmonious acceptance of…

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Cost avoidance is better than cost reduction

According to Arno Hiller, an authority in Product Cost Management: Controlling costs is a challenge for manufacturing companies. The two strategies for controlling costs are “cost avoidance” and “cost reduction.” Most companies focus on cost reduction, instead of cost avoidance. Solely focusing on cost reduction is expensive and drains far more profits over time. The…

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The World Is Only 9% Circular. We Need To Act.

According to the 2021 Circularity Gap Report, the world is now only 8.6% circular. Since the first Circularity Gap Report in 2018, the problems of a linear economy, like greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resource extraction, persist and continue to impact the global economy. The concept of a ‘circular economy’ can be the paradigm shift…

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Do you have a future-proof Operating Model?

Summary Climate change, digitalization and the effects of a linear ‘take make waste’ economy are changing the fundamentals of doing business at unprecedented rates. Leading companies differentiate themselves through a well designed and even better implemented operating model, to secure the heartbeat of the business. Without a clearly defined and flexible operating model, a company…

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