COMPASS MAGAZINE #11
COMPASS MAGAZINE #11
#11SOCIETY

CIRCULAR CITIES Reducing, reusing and repairing to eliminate waste

Cities consume 75% of the world’s natural resources and produce 50% of its waste, according to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a UK-based nonprofit organization that promotes the reduction, reuse or recycling of everything. As urban populations grow and the challenges of supply and removal get bigger, policymakers, educators and businesses are working toward a “circular economy,” which seeks to minimize consumption and maximize reuse of products, components and materials.

#11EDITORIAL

EDITORIALMonica Menghini

Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer

Dassault Systèmes

 
It is rare for a sequel to do better than the original. But that is precisely what is likely to happen in the case of platform business models.

The B2C platform model – the one that has made companies like Alibaba, Apple, Google and Amazon incredibly rich and influential – is the original story. It appeared in the 1990s. But now the sequel, the B2B platform business model, could end up stealing the show.

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