Understanding trends that matter
Michael D’heur is author, speaker and adviser on sustainable shared value creation. He has speaking, workshop and consulting engagements with clients and leading value chain associations around the world. He regularly performs as speaker at international conferences.
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With a multitude and growing number of sustainability and operations challenges, it is not always easy to find approaches that really change the status quo. Generating the required ideas to enable systemic change, requires to bring various perspectives to the table and openess to let go on traditional approaches.
We conduct think tank events to review sustainability and operations challenges in a cross-industry and cross-sector manner. Only if all relevant stakeholders jointly work on identifying resolutions for the most pressing issues, we will succeed.
A more sustainable way of doing business is a desire and aspiration that is favoured by Academics, Public Sector, Customers and leading Companies alike. Despite a general understanding about the need to embed Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Sustainability into a company’s core business, there are not a lot of answers yet to really translate the management vision into reality in the value chain (ie. products and supply chains). “Sustainable value creation“ offers a new management approach that integrates multiple perspectives and drives sustainability ‘inside-out’ from the core business. It is based on the understanding that sustainability can only be implemented in a company’s core business if it is simultaneously considered in its products and value chain. “Sustainable value creation” subsequently enables profitable economical, ecological and societal growth to occur at the same time. It combines the request for increased sustainability and its particular implementation in the operations of a company. Michael D’heur (shared.value.chain) and experts from 11 companies and institutions describe in the book “CSR und Value Chain Management“ how “sustainable shared value“ can be implemented successful
The editor Michael D’heur is the founder and managing director of shared.value.chain, a think tank and management consulting for sustainable shared value. He supports multi-national as well as small and medium sized companies in improving their global value chains (from strategy to implementation). By doing so he builds upon his experiences from international supply chain transformation projects in 12 different industries, 8 countries and 3 continents. He is a thought leader on global value chain trends and renowned speaker at supply chain conferences. Michael D’heur studied Economics and Business Information Systems at the University of Siegen.