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Funding. The Ellen MacArthur Foundation is a charity that aims to accelerate the transition to a circular economy.


The Foundation was formed in 2010 to inspire a generation to rethink, redesign and build a positive future. The Foundation believes that the circular economy provides a coherent framework for systems level redesign and as such offers us an opportunity to harness innovation and creativity to enable a positive, regenerative economy. The Foundation has identified three areas in which we believe we can have most impact in achieving our goal: education, business innovation and analysis. Our Impact Some of our achievements and projects to date include: Publishing the first economic reports quantifying the economic opportunities of a circular economy ($2 trillion globally) – with analysis by McKinsey and Co. How we’re funded The Foundation is a UK registered charity that relies upon external financial support to achieve its aims.

Working together. 15 Roles Every Startup Needs Filled. Compound annual growth rate. Compounded Annual Growth rate (CAGR) is a business and investing specific term for the smoothed annualized gain of an investment over a given time period. [ 1 ] CAGR is not an accounting term, but remains widely used, particularly in growth industries or to compare the growth rates of two investments because CAGR dampens the effect of volatility of periodic returns that can render arithmetic means irrelevant.

Compound annual growth rate

CAGR is often used to describe the growth over a period of time of some element of the business, for example revenue, units delivered, registered users, etc. Formula [ edit ] : start value, : finish value, : number of years. The Founder's Library. Welcome.

The Founder's Library

This collection of articles is hand-picked to provide actionable advice, useful insight, or practical tools and techniques for startup founders. If you are a founder, or you want to become one, this collection is for you. It contains the kind of advice that I wish I'd had when I got started with startups, years ago. Hopefully, you will find it useful.

More about the Founder's Library. The Articles. Entrepreneurship and Conservation. 7 Powerful Tips for Promoting Your Business on LinkedIn. While Twitter’s chock full of celebrities and everyone is on Facebook, LinkedIn has quietly built up an impressive network of 200 million people.

7 Powerful Tips for Promoting Your Business on LinkedIn

It’s the “real” aspect of LinkedIn — refreshingly void of incessant virtual poker invites and photos of Internet cats — that sets it apart from other social sites. “While other networks are busy searching for more ways to gamify and monetize your membership,” says Sam Fiorella, author of Influence Marketing, “LinkedIn has continued to do what it does best: connect real people in a real way.” Businesses who want to get the most out of LinkedIn need to adjust their marketing and ad campaigns for this unique social network. The following tips can help marketers optimize their LinkedIn engagement efforts: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Pari passu. Pari passu is a Latin phrase that literally means "with an equal step" or "on equal footing.

Pari passu

" It is sometimes translated as "ranking equally",[1] "hand-in-hand," "with equal force," or "moving together,"[citation needed] and by extension, "fairly," "without partiality. " Description[edit] Cost Of Goods Sold (COGS) Definition. Share Disqus Cost Of Goods Sold - COGS Filed Under » Accounting , Financial Statements , Income Statement Related Definitions Articles Of Interest.

Cost Of Goods Sold (COGS) Definition

What is Your Unfair Advantage? New business ventures often face the challenge of how to be truly differentiated.

What is Your Unfair Advantage?

In his book Running Lean, Ash Maurya offers a new take on differentiation by introducing the concept of unfair advantage. He quotes Jason Cohen: A real unfair advantage is one that cannot easily be copied or bought. The leadership team at Avondale has been discussing a potential new venture around private equity (PE) investing. We want to help investors dissatisfied with the traditional private equity model link up with businesses that want to grow but require capital and management transformation. Real Unfair Advantages by. This is Part 2 of the series: 5 lessons from 150 startup pitches. What if someone copies your awesome business idea? When I meet an angel investor, he may ask: “What if a big company copies your idea and develops the same website as yours after your website goes public?”

How can I answer this question? No, the question is: What are you doing now knowing that a big company will copy your idea? How To Build A Startup: The Lean Launchpad. When does the course begin?

How To Build A Startup: The Lean Launchpad

This class is self paced. You can begin whenever you like and then follow your own pace. It’s a good idea to set goals for yourself to make sure you stick with the course. Disruptive innovation. Sustaining innovations are typically innovations in technology, whereas disruptive innovations cause changes to markets.

Disruptive innovation

For example, the automobile was a revolutionary technological innovation, but it was not a disruptive innovation, because early automobiles were expensive luxury items that did not disrupt the market for horse-drawn vehicles. The market for transportation essentially remained intact until the debut of the lower priced Ford Model T in 1908. The mass-produced automobile was a disruptive innovation, because it changed the transportation market. The automobile, by itself, was not.