How to enhance access for SMEs to engage in resource sharing to drive value and overcome barriers to sustainability?
In the context of the petroleum rich Arab-Gulf, this presentation will highlight circular economy practices in novel contexts and reflect on insights from designing a digital tool inspired by nature. Slime molds’ approach to optimizing networks through exploration and reinforcement provides grounds towards industrial ecosystem sustainability. From selecting unlikely partners, to embracing failure and sourcing collective intelligence, learnings are extracted from nature to build capacity and trust through informal connections to enhance access for SMEs to engage in resource sharing to drive value and overcome barriers to sustainability.
About the organiser:
Rana Hajirasouli is a Mst candidate, Cambridge Institute of Sustainability Leadership. She has 10+ years’ experience working for a litigation outsourcing company, a marine conservation research unit and recently, the petrochemicals industry. Rana has won several accolades and recognition for her work in applying biomimicry to sustainability practices. She holds an LLM and M.Phil from Trinity College Dublin and is GRI/GHG/SEA accredited. She is currently an Mst candidate in Sustainability Leadership at CISL. She is the founder of The Surpluss, a B2B climate-tech start-up which aims to simplify resource sharing between industries.