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Circular economy

Creating and capturing value in the circular economy

Posted on 16 December 2020 by Roberta De Angelis

In our latest post, Dr Roberta De Angelis discusses her latest research on business models in circular economy organisations. Now that we’ve entered what Paul J. Crutzen calls the Anthropocene, a new geological epoch marked by an unprecedented human impact upon planet Earth, how can we shift towards a global economy that builds prosperity within
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Circular economy

Access-based consumption: the way towards a more sustainable and circular future?

Posted on 9 November 2020 by Nicole Koenig-Lewis

Results from a recent survey of 1,462 consumers aged 18 -54 years old, revealed around 50% agreed that renting consumer goods could help conserve natural resources and contribute to reducing waste and a better living environment. However, 65% of respondents weren’t aware of online rental platforms for consumer goods. In our latest post, Dr Nicole Koenig-Lewis
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COVID-19

The unexpected consequences of COVID-19

Posted on 5 November 2020 by Catherine Farrell

We hear a lot about the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and, predictably, we can see the huge impact it has had on employment – particularly those directly affected by the closure of retail, service and also the hospitality sectors. As each of these opened up during the summer of 2020, there was hope
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COVID-19

Sovereign risk after COVID-19: Don’t forget domestic debt

Posted on 30 October 2020 by Wojtek Paczos

The sharp reductions in economic output and large-scale government expenditures prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic have led to an enhanced risk of sovereign defaults, especially in emerging economies. In our latest blog post, Dr Wojtek Paczos and Dr Kirill Shakhnov argue that an output drop alone increases the risk of foreign default, while a sudden
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