This week we have the good fortune of continuing our conversation with Ariel Muller and Martin Su about their collaboration on Circular Leap Asia, a project exploring what it would take for manufacturers to take the lead on circularity. If you haven’t listened to part one of this conversation, released last week, be sure to go back and check that out.
We ask a lot of big questions: What’s the difference between value chains and value networks? What are the different ways of creating value? How does this framing help us think about ways of creating trust? And within the context of Covid-19, what’s the role of various players within these networks – from brands, to suppliers, to consumers, and government – to ensure we emerge ready to drive deep transformational change?
Ariel is based in Singapore and is the Managing Director for Asia at Forum for the Future. Forum for the Future is a leading international non-profit working with business, government and civil society to solve complex sustainability challenges.
Martin is the Head of Sustainability for Yee Chain International. Yee Chain International is a family owned and managed manufacturer of high-quality performance fabrics and neoprene rubber foam for globally recognized footwear brands. Founded in 1997 in Taiwan, Yee Chain International now operates in Taiwan, China, Vietnam, and Indonesia.
Image from Forum for the Future
Want to dig deeper ?
Anyone out there read “The Mushroom at the End of the World” by Anna Tsing? Kim needs someone to talk to about it. Going to go out on a limb and say that it should be required reading for anyone working in supply chains.
Value, Unchained, a report by Forum for the Future.
Read the full Circular Leap Asia report.
Photo Waldemar Brandt (left), Adam Borkowski (right)