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Towards a Circular Economy: Corporate Management and Policy Pathways

Edited by Venkatachalam Anbumozhi and Jootae Kim

Posted: September 2016

Abstract

The transition to a circular economy is a unique opportunity for fast-growing Asian economies to be resource efficient, competitive, and innovative. The circular economy aims to eradicate wasteful use of raw materials and energy from the manufacturing process as well as systematically throughout the various life cycles, and to reuse the by-products. By creating an enabling policy framework for circular economy, government can also motivate corporate leaders to achieve greater benefits for sustainable development. This book investigates the challenges and opportunities of how countries and corporations are able to strike a better balance between economic growth and resource efficiency stewardship in the context of the emerging paradigm on circular economy policy. Through analysis of a number of case studies, this book also highlights immediate and relatively easy-to-implement circular thinking based on current policy approaches and market trends.


Full Report


RPR-FY2014-44

Contents


Cover

Foreword

Contents

List of Figures

List of Tables

List of Abbreviations

Chapter 1. Introduction - Business and Policy Rationale for Circular Economy in ASEAN and East Asia

Part I: Economic Approaches to Circular Economy

Chapter 2. Circular Economy Potential and Public-Private Partnership Models in Japan

Chapter 3. Bridgestone's View on Circular Economy

Chapter 4. The ANA Group's Circular and Environment Strategy

Chapter 5. Circular Economy Policies and Strategies of Germany

Chapter 6. Germany BMW's Sustainability Strategy of Evolution and Revolution towards a Circular Economy

Part II: Institutional Approaches to Circular Economy

Chapter 7. Circular Economy Policies in China

Chapter 8. The Datong Coal Mine Group Ltd and Its Tashan Circular Economy Park: A Business Case

Chapter 9. Creating Integrated Business, Economic and Environmental Value within the Context of Circular Economy in India

Part III: Management Approaches to Circular Economy

Chapter 10. Circular Economy Policy in Korea

Chapter 11. Low-carbon Management of POSCO in Circular Economy: Current Status and Limitations

Chapter 12. Public Private Partnerships and Implications for a Circular Economy in Australia

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