Posts Tagged ‘dematerialised business’

Sharing boom challenges business ..

August 22, 2013

Reuters

The internet is enabling a shift in consumer habits through the rise of the sharing economy and the websites that host renting out your spare room or lending a power drill to complete strangers are giving big companies a run for their money. Reuter’s journalist, Joanne Nicholson talks to some helping make it happen.

View Video with commentary from: Rachel Botsman, author of What’s Mine Is Yours;  Tracy Currer, co-founder of Ecomodo and starring Alex, one of ecomodo’s lovely members. Thanks Alex 🙂

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image: Alex, ecomodo member with his hedge cutter

tackling confidence in peer-to-peer lending ..

January 30, 2013

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Recently, we were interviewed by Marke2ing, a strategic marketing company that specialises in bringing growth to ambitious businesses that do good and help others do good. Amongst many other things, they are extremely interested in the whole area of collaborative consumption and it’s potential to be the next disruptive innovation.

Check out our interview here > Ecomodo – tackling the confidence issue in peer-to-peer goods.

ecomodo named green game changer ..

November 7, 2011

As part of their 50th anniversary, the WWF have highlighted 50 ‘green game-changers’ – a selection of business examples from around the world where businesses and entrepreneurs have used environmental challenges as a catalyst for innovation. And Ecomodo is very excited and proud to have been named a Green Game-Changer!

Their new report shows innovative ways to reduce the use of raw materials, restore natural resources and upscale renewable energy to stimulate new thinking to transform business for good and drive a greener economy.

Read the WWF’s Green Game Changer report here.

ecomodo: a revolutionary idea ..

September 16, 2011

We were recently invited to talk at the Business for the Environment summit 2011 about Ecomodo, as a revolutionary idea that will change the world. Output from this summit will be feeding into COP17 – the international climate summit being held in Durban later this year.

Hosted by Dax Lovegrove (Head of Business and Industry at the WWF) our session included talks about:

• Environmental P&L from Reiner Hengstmann (Global Director, PUMA) & Richard Mattison (CEO of Trucost)

• Zero-emission public transport from Paul Lin (Marketing Director, BYD Auto Company Ltd)

• Zero-emission shipping and logistics from Melanie Moore (Vice President, Environment, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics)

.. and a presentation by John Elkington, Founding Partner of Volans.

Our focus was on dematerialised business and the need for manufacturers and outlets to change how they do business by moving from product to service solutions; from retail to rental. The question: will this work and can a service like Ecomodo disrupt the status quo to bring about more rapid change?

Now I’ve had time to digest and reflect on the summit as a whole, I think I’m even more excited about the need and potential of Ecomodo. My brain has just buzzing with ideas and thoughts.

When we first started researching Ecomodo our minds were set on a far bigger picture but like everything with limited resources, we needed to scale down for launch. For me, taking a day and half to step outside the fishbowl again and listen to the other delegates, has re-opened my eyes to what the future holds globally over the coming decades. The need for us all to instill a “sharing culture” seems so essential, especially when you bring together: global population growth; the upcoming consumption needs of emerging countries and our impending natural resource scarcity.

Ecomodo’s talk starts at 54 mins. More videos from the B4E summit are available on YouTube.


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