Electric cars, home automation, civilian space travel: the innovations of the past few years have been aimed at improving our lives, but they consume enormous amounts of resources to do so. Frugal innovations are quite different. How? We explain in this video – and at the upcoming European Trend Day.
"We can't have infinite growth on a finite planet." With this statement, economic anthropologist Jason Hickel makes an urgent plea for system change in a video. At the GDI Trend Day on March 9 2022, he will describe alternatives to our current economic system.
While exchange platforms for clothes, flats or tools are booming in private, Lieke van Kerkhoven's idea for companies is new. On her B2B sharing platform Floow2, companies swap excavators, medicines or shop items. Lieke van Kerkhoven will explain how her platform works at the 18th European Trend Day on 9 March 2022.
Sind Geschwindigkeit und sofortige Verfügbarkeit alles? China-Experte Duncan Clark ist sich jedenfalls sicher, dass der Westen hier zurückliegt. In China bekäme man in neun Minuten Aspirin geliefert. Die Erwartung an eine sofortige Verfügbarkeit sei enorm. Was wir von Alibaba, Amazon und Co. lernen können, und wie es auch anders geht, das erfahren Sie in unserer neuesten Podcast-Folge.
It has been seven years since Navi Radjou, in an impressive Ted Talk, presented Frugal Innovation as a solution to many of our problems. The author of "Frugal Innovation: How To Do Better With Less" coined the term and has popularised it worldwide. Now that we are in the middle of a climate crisis and a pandemic, his ideas are more relevant than ever, as he will demonstrate at the 18th European Trend Day on 9 March 2022.
Javier Goyeneche makes clothes out of plastic waste through his label Ecoalf. He says: "Instead of asking ourselves which earth we are leaving to our children, we should be concerned about which children we are leaving to the earth." Watch the whole video interview from the GDI Retail Summit here.
Chesran Glidden, Leiterin B2B beim Arbeitgeberbewertungsportal Kununu, weiss, wie wichtig das Image eines Unternehmens bei der Gewinnung von MitarbeiterInnen ist und was Angestellte heute von ihrer Arbeitgeberin erwarten. Mehr dazu hier in einem Podcast – und in Kürze am European Foodservice Summit.
Max Premium Burgers was already considered a pioneer in climate and environmental awareness before the coronavirus crisis. After all, the chain’s food has been climate-positive since 2018. At the European Foodservice Summit 2021, CEO Richard Bergfors will show how his family business became a sustainability role model.
It is difficult to overestimate the importance of complements. Without them, the willingness to pay for many products and services would be far lower, sometimes even zero. In a video and soon at the GDI, Harvard economist Felix Oberholzer-Gee will elaborate on a few simple rules managers need, to focus their resources on selected ideas.
Every great technical revolution has been followed by regulatory actions. This was the case with the industrial production of food and with the rise of the automobile, and so it will be with the internet. At least that’s what Benedict Evans, a speaker at the 71st International Retail Summit, says in the following live feature from "Wired".