Dr Khaled Soufani, Cambridge Judge Business School
The concept of the circular economy has been gaining a great deal of attention in both business and political discussions lately. This is unsurprising because since the industrial revolution we have been able to depend on natural resources to achieve economic growth and development and raise the standard of living. But as these resources become scarcer and more expensive and the over utilisation of these resources is having negative impact on the environment, we need to find new ways to create a more sustainable economic growth model that generates more employment and improve competitiveness.
In this briefing, Dr Soufani will discuss the differences between the current ‘linear’ growth models, which are heavily based on using up resources vs. the circular economy model which requires firms to come up with disruptive technology and business ideas based on longevity, renewability, reuse, repair, upgrade, refurbishment, servitisation, capacity sharing and dematerialisation.
Dr Soufani’s discussion will also look at how businesses not only need to focus on cost-cutting but also rethink their product and service offerings and customer propositions, ultimately impacting on investment decisions.
Dr Khaled Soufani is Senior Faculty in Management Practice (Economics) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School and holds a masters degree in Applied Economics and a PhD in Financial Economics. Dr Soufani has published extensively in the area of financial management, corporate restructuring, M&A, private equity, venture capital and family business, and also the financial and economic affairs of small-medium sized enterprises. His work is widely cited and included in policy reports by organisations such as the EU, OECD, and the Institute of Directors and he is on the editorial board of a number of international academic journals. Before joining academia, Dr Soufani worked in investment banking in the area of bond and money market trading.
18:30-19:00 Arrival and registration 19:00-20:00 Business briefing 20:00-21:00 Networking reception
£20 per person.
Open to all.
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