Sustainability & Circular Economy

Develop business resiliency for long-term success
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People and Planet and Profit

Sustainability is about developing business resiliency.

Resiliency to shifting geopolitics and market forces.
Resiliency to evolving consumer expectations and regulations.
Resiliency to the depletion of resources—natural, human, and material.

Studies value the emerging circular economy at $4.5 trillion.

Circular product design will turn waste streams into revenue streams.

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How We Do It

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  • Regenerative Business Design
  • Speculative Design
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Value-Chain Mapping
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Circular Product Design
  • Circular Design
  • Service Design
  • Social Impact
  • Transformation Design
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  • Design for Disassembly
  • Material Use Analysis
  • Systems Design

Our Recent Thinking

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COVID-19 At-Home Tests: A Game Changer, But at What Cost?
Home self-testing kits have played a crucial role in managing the spread of COVID-19 in the US, but a steep environmental price is hidden in the societal benefit.
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How Does Product Design Enable the Circular Economy?
For the circular economy to work, we need system-wide innovation, and that will require rethinking and redefining our products and services.
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Innovative Technology To Combat Climate Change: Our 7 Favorite Solutions
A list of emerging, innovative technology being developed to reduce carbon, geoengineer the environment, and improve battery efficiency and cooling tech.
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Critical Perspectives on Sustainable Product Design
In 2020, the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) held its first Deep Dive on sustainable product design. The ensuing conversations revealed a burning need for collaboration between not just designers, but everyone involved in the creation and use of products.
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The expanding definition of design
There’s a growing sense of urgency and renewed purpose in the design community.
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Working Toward Sustainable Medical Device Design
Manufacturers that lead the way towards sustainable medical device design will gain significant business advantages over those that sit on the sidelines.
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