We’ve all heard about how our carbon footprint represents the unintended negative consequences of our actions on the environment. But have you heard about our ecological handprint? Those are the things we do that create positive changes in the environment; and those changes can be significant, by directly reducing our own footprint and by informing, inspiring and enabling others to reduce theirs.
The sustainable economy is happening now, all around us. Companies, entrepreneurs and innovators are working to provide for the needs of people today without compromising the ability of future generations to answer their own needs. It’s a broad concept comprising companies that are linked to numerous segments of the supply chain: materials, products, utilities, manufacturing, logistics and more.
New technologies and innovations make it possible. Are you ready for it? Are you ready for the challenges and risks to your usual ways of production, sourcing, distribution, regulatory compliance? And are you ready for the opportunities that are coming, incorporating disruptive new tools and solutions that will boost growth and reduce inefficiencies? Are you ready to be part of the billion dollar markets forecast for the sustainable economy?
Dassault Systèmes has been fostering sustainable innovation since our founding nearly 40 years ago. Our company purpose is to provide business and people with 3DEXPERIENCE universes to imagine sustainable innovations capable of harmonizing product, nature and life. And now we are in the midst of a modern Industry Renaissance, a transformation where virtual worlds of digital ecosystems allow users to extend and improve the real world.
Growing evidence shows that it’s good business to invest in this future of sustainable economy. Companies who take environmental responsibility have outperformed in their markets by 16% over a three year period, and waste to wealth strategies in the circular economy could create as much as US$4.5 trillion in economic value by 2030 (according to global studies by Accenture).
The 3DEXPERIENCE platform is a catalyst and enabler, connecting knowledge and know-how so companies can truly understand the impact of ideas and processes to achieve a more sustainable world. It transforms industry from just a means of production into a process of value creation.
I hope you can join me at Dassault Systèmes’ 3DEXPERIENCE Forum China in Beijing on June 4 or the 3DEXPERIENCE Forum Korea in Seoul on June 5 to explore the details of achieving the sustainable economy. I look forward to meeting you there.