Designing for the Circular Economy

Designing for the Circular Economy

by Phil Cumming on August 8, 2018

Edited by Martin Charter Chapter 4 – Framing circularity at an organisational level, Phil Cumming Contributed one of thirty-four chapters to this new book which provides a comprehensive overview of issues related to the circular economy from policy through to design and development. Chapters are designed to be easy to digest and include numerous examples. […]

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Back to basics – 5 reasons to invest in sustainability

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2016

We’re two months into 2016 and there’s no doubt that it’s tough out there in is this old complex and uncertain world of ours. The global economy is just about limping along, the global food system is close to meltdown, many businesses are struggling to find skilled employees and millions around the world are unemployed, […]

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In Pursuit of Sustainable Tourism – Notes from a Small Island Nation

by Phil Cumming on November 29, 2015

Several years ago my father in-law set the wheels in motion for a big family meet up in 2015. It would be the first time the New Zealand side of my family had all holidayed together in well over a decade. The question was where should this momentous occasion take place? We debated the relative […]

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Walking the Talk: How to Move from Planning to Delivering on Your Sustainability Ambitions

by Phil Cumming on March 31, 2015

This blog was first published as part of the DōShorts Series on CSRwire Talkback. All businesses have arrangements and rules for how the business is run, how decisions are made, how goods and services are procured, how people are hired, how data is collected and managed, how things are communicated, and so on. But how can these […]

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Developing and implementing a Sustainability Management System for the Games

by Phil Cumming on March 1, 2015

This case study provides an overview of how the Games Sustainability Management System evolved over the years leading up to and during the Games and the sustainability learning that was gained.

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Management Systems for Sustainability: How to Connect Strategy and Action

by Phil Cumming on December 1, 2013

Short introductory guide to management systems thinking and concepts and sets out clear and practical steps to help you be more formalised and systematic about how and when you do things. This book will help you deliver on your sustainability ambitions — without needing to follow a single management system standard! Read an extract.

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