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Former MPhil students involved in a study on closed loop value chains

last modified Feb 08, 2016 11:33 AM
Former MPhil students involved in a study on closed loop value chains

Photo Credit: CISL

Two 2010-2011 ESD alumni, Paul Cassell and Alexandra Pearson, and guest ESD lecturer, Ian Ellison, are amongst the co-authors of a circular economy case study published this week. The case study explores the lessons learnt from the REALCAR closed loop value chain project between Jaguar Land Rover, Novelis, Innovate UK and partners, in the creation of new materials and production systems to introduce closed-loop aluminium into Jaguar Land Rover cars.

 

The study was undertaken and authored by a group of employees from Jaguar Land Rover, which included Alex and Paul, and Novelis whilst attending the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains (PCSVC) where Ian Ellison is a Senior Associate.

Click below for more information:

http://www.cisl.cam.ac.uk/publications/low-carbon-transformation-publications/collaboration-for-a-closed-loop-value-chain

Key Themes of the Course

Context

The need to engage in better problem definition through careful dialogue with all stakeholder groups and a proper recognition of context.

Perspectives

An ability to work with specialists from other disciplines and professional groups acknowledging that technical innovation and business skills also must be understood, nurtured and combined as precursors to the successful implementation of sustainable solutions

Change

An understanding of mechanisms for managing change in organisations so future engineers are equipped to play a leadership role.

Tools

An awareness of a range of assessment frameworks, sustainability metrics and methodologies such as Life Cycle Analysis, Systems Dynamics, Multi-Criteria Decision making and Impact Assessment.

 

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