A human-centered approach to circular business transformation

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DATE & TIME
April 8
15:00 - 16:00 CET
DURATION
1 hour
WORKLOAD
1 hour
LANGUAGE
English
PRICE
US $19.99 (excl. VAT)

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DESCRIPTION

In 2016, a small team of rebels inside IKEA was asked to come up and implement 16 circular business solutions. They decided to place humans in the centre of this circular exploration. After listening to people in 16 different cities around the world, the team gathered enough information to shape IKEA's role, responsibility and contribution to the circular economy.

Like many others, IKEA is both, part of the problem and part of the solution. They are optimistic about positive change and believe they can lead the transformation by building circular operations and cooperating with others on sustainable development – from "mass consumption to mass circularity". 

Today, Daniel Haltia and his colleagues are validating circular business models rooted in the hearth of people's ambitions. In this talk, Daniel will reveal what it means to be a circular business designer in a company like IKEA. He will share some of the highlights of his journey to inspire each of us to use our own competences to contribute to the SDG goals. Truly minding the consequences is also about social impact. In this regard, Daniel collaborates with non-profits and social businesses to experiment and validate IKEA's circular initiatives. For instance, by partnering up with social entrepreneurs IKEA Social Entrepreneurship creates work for more than 30,000 people globally with the ambition to reach 95,000 jobs in the coming years.

OUTCOMES

  • Broaden your horizon with circular business design
  • Learn that a human centered approach can lead to successful circular business models
  • Understand that ‘minding the consequences’ is also about experimentation and validation
  • Feel invited to use your own competences to contribute to the SDG goals

FORMAT

The talk will happen live via Zoom.

STUDY POINTS

This talk is worth 1 SDC study point.

KEYWORDS

Case study, social design, systems thinking, experimentation  

360° SERIES

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ABILITY 03 - Mind the consequences
LEVEL - EXPLORE

360° SERIES

SDC_illustration_360_degrees_series_explore_ability03_lightblue

ABILITY 03 - Mind the consequences
LEVEL - EXPLORE

DATE & TIME
April 8, 15:00 - 16:00 CET
WORKLOAD
1 hour
PRICE
US $19.99 (excl. VAT)
DURATION
1 hour
LANGUAGE
English

If you are not yet a member of our online campus, this link will take you to the registration page. Membership is free but required to sign up for activities.

Meet the speaker

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Daniel Haltia (Sweden) is Circular Business Designer of Sustainability Innovation at IKEA. He combines circular experience and engineering studies in service design with an emphatic leadership that focuses on empowering individuals and building autonomous teams. His aspiration is to act now and be part of an organisation that strives to take responsibility for future generations, animals and plants.

During the last five years, he, together with his team, developed the circular innovation portfolio, methodology, toolbox and led numerous circular operation projects contributing to IKEA's transformation towards becoming more circular and climate positive in 2030. Prior to his role at IKEA, he worked in various industries like management consultancy, the automotive industry, the public sector and a nonprofit organisation. He studied Design and Product development at Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden, with a minor in entrepreneurship and six months of human-centred design at Iowa State University, US.

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