The roads are marked by the combination of circular economy methods with the social company model
The horizon of good corporate culture is now also outlined by practices that are connected to the circular economy and the social company. Different paradigms from traditional ones (even if only in part, upon closer observation), these approaches to the production facts need to be known. Especially if you think about the relationships between business activities and social context, between factories and the territory. “L’economia circolare per il rilancio dell’impresa sociale” (The circular economy for the relaunch of the social company) by Ilaria De Benedictis (University of Naples Parthenope) is therefore something you would do well to read for various reasons: it provides an updated and clear framework of concepts, linking together the circular economy with the social company. Providing a glimpse of important developments for all production organisations.
The circular economy – according to the author -, is an economic model that goes beyond the boundaries of the company and that implies significant, far-reaching changes to processes not just within the companies wishing to adopt this model but also in the relations between social players”. And not just that, because the approach of the circular economy “is not only environmental or ethical, i.e. it does not not merely aim to reduce emissions, to preserve our planet and to avoid the indiscriminate use of its resources, but it represents an effective economic model since it creates opportunities for innovation and synergies, it creates new jobs, it produces efficiency and hence savings and it creates new profit”.De Benedictis goes on to explain that when the circular economy is joined by the work of a social company, then this can indeed lead to new roads capable of taking even traditional companies extremely far.
The article by De Benedictis is not only extremely smooth to read, but it also provide a clear analysis of the topics. It then initially illustrates the social economy and the social company, and then the circular economy and subsequently the latter seen as a “new development model” for social companies. It thus outlines a sort of new development path with respect to the past, made up of a corporate culture that is more attentive to man and together with productivity, the environment and well-balanced growth.
L’economia circolare per il rilancio dell’impresa sociale (The circular economy for the relaunch of the social company)
Ilaria De Benedictis (University of Naples Parthenope)
Paper presented at the XII Scientific Meeting on the social company, 25-25 May 2018, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, ISBN 978-88-909832-7-6