Web Resources: successful collaborations

Resource 1: Business collaboration in a closed-loop value chain

In 2008, Jaguar Land Rover, the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, Novelis, the world’s largest recycler of aluminium, Innovate UK, and other partners initiated REcycled ALuminium CAR (REALCAR), an ambitious circular economy project. Read Pages 1–5 to get an overview of what the project involved, and Page 9 to explore the transferable learnings of the collaboration.

As you read this case study, reflect on your own professional context and where there may be scope for collaboration and creating value from closed-loop value chains. In addition, reflect on what has changed for the automotive sector since 2016, including the more recent commitments made by Jaguar Land Rover.

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The REALCAR project led to a substantial reduction in manufacturing emissions. Additionally, the REALCAR case study demonstrates an example of steps that companies took to create a closed-loop value chain.

Resource 2: Public–private partnerships

Collaboration between government, the finance sector and business can take many forms. One of these is public–private partnerships (PPP), where a government entity and a private sector organisation work together towards a common goal. In this video from GIC Private Limited, the sovereign wealth fund of Singapore, formerly known as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, two business leaders from the finance sector discuss how government and businesses need to collaborate to address climate change.

As you watch this video, consider the role of your business or organisation in society. How is it contributing to, or collaborating with, the local community where it operates? How can collaboration contribute to commercial success?

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Resource 3: Reducing emissions through collaboration

CISL’s Better Partnerships report analyses the potential for reducing emissions through five international collaboration initiatives within and across sectors.

As you read through this report, consider which factors may drive collaboration on climate action in your sector and reflect on the corporate initiative action plan described on Page 19. What value could this framework provide in guiding collaboration in your own context?

When reading the report, focus on the following sections:

  • Introduction: Pages 3–5
  • Engage with at least one of the case studies: Pages 6–15
  • Conclusions and recommendations: Pages 16–19

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If you are interested in exploring the progress of the initiatives that you read about in the Better Partnerships report, conduct some research into the following organisations to see if any of the report’s recommendations have been achieved: