Logo Giammarco Rizzo

Sustainability Strategy

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Designed and prototyped a new business model to shift consumption from disposable to durable packaging solutions

The World Economic Forum and Accenture Strategy are long-standing strategic partners.

As part of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy, they joined forces with a global community of leaders to advance projects that pioneer or scale the circular economy.

The three pillars of PACE are :

  • catalysing global leadership from business, government and civil society

  • transforming knowledge into an evidence-based collective action agenda

  • advancing projects that are pioneering or scaling the circular economy

ROLE

Business Strategy Consultant

CLIENT

Accenture Strategy and World Economic Forum

Schermata 2020-11-17 alle 19.37.47.png

HOW I HELPED

As part of the team focusing on the plastics packaging, I have collaborated to design new sustainable business models, which seeks to shift consumption from disposable to durable packaging solutions

I have conducted life-cycle assessment of these business model to address criticalities of the reverse logistics model.

Also, I have scanned the commercial landscape and identified key partners (retailers and existing e-commerce platforms) to embed scalability and convenience for consumers in the new business models

WHAT DID I LEARN?

CIRCULAR ECONOMY REQUIRES COMMITMENTS FROM ALL FRONTS

At the time of the the project, only 8.6% of the global economy was circular. This is because every production process has been thought as linear. Transforming this linearity into circularity requires a completely new mindset from all the stakeholders.

As a person taking care of the health of this planet, I noticed how everyone, from government to businesses, is very sensitive to this topic. Only a coordinated effort can though make a difference and a real impact.

ACT TO OBTAIN CASCADING EFFECT

The effort of all of us strategists involved in the development of this report  focused to uncover areas where action can trigger a cascaded effect up and down the value chain. 

I will forever remember what i learnt to make sure that my actions can trigger change in a multiplying effect

SUSTAINABILITY IS THE FUTURE

Embedding sustainability in every business is imperative if we want to obtain a concrete impact on climate change.

RAQUEL PEDRO

Strategy Manager at Accenture

Having directly led Giammarco on several projects, I highlight the planning and management of a multinational divestiture for a Leading Pan-European Technology Company. In this project, Giammarco applied strategic thinking and business operations understanding, employing Microsoft Excel for the analysis and PowerPoint for the deliverables.

 

He showed strong communication and interpersonal skills, essential to collaborate with a multidisciplinary team in the Netherlands and the UK.

Additionally, during the definition and implementation of a strategic infrastructure transformation for a UK Media Services Company, Giammarco established the project and program management capabilities and the governance model. He carried out the financial assessment for new projects, demonstrating business case and Microsoft Excel skills.

 

Lastly, Giammarco took on the development of many proposals and the organisation of community events for our team. He was responsible for producing quality deliverables in tight deadlines and for fostering team building.