Developing sustainability-based growth strategies
Searches for sustainable products have grown by 71% since 2016, but so far the payments sector has lagged behind other tech leaders.
Working with a leading payments provider, Xynteo investigated, imagined and captured a new ways of developing sustainable products and services for customers. Through interviews, trend analysis, competitor offering exploration and research, Xynteo delivered three comprehensive innovation models for further development.
Planet-positive growth projects
Empowering plastic waste circularity
India generates 9.5 million tonnes of plastic waste every year, with 45% remaining uncollected and littered. Lack of robust collection infrastructure, difficulties in sorting, and limited financing to develop last mile recycling have challenged resolving this issue.
Working with key partners, Xynteo's Vikaasa coalition developed a scalable intervention model to tackle this challenge while supporting the Government's Clean India Mission on plastic waste circularity.
Collaborating for a greener supply chain
For global retail and consumer goods businesses, as much as 80-90% of their environmental impact comes from Scope 3 emissions. Increasingly organisations are realising that they must engage with their supply chain in new and deeper ways to deliver positive impact.
Xynteo was tasked with creating an engaging, innovative and above all collaborative forum for a global retail business to inspire action on systemic issues across their external ecosystem and value chain.
Embedding systems transformation leadership
Sustainability practices, supply chains and business models continue to grow within many organisations, but to make sure that the right choices and actions are truly at the core of a business growth strategy, transformational leadreship is required.
Xynteo was chosen by a leading consumer goods business to accelerate this process, with the business wanting to develop a programme to equip its senior leaders with the tools they need to drive meaningful, purpose-led, commercial effective and future-fit change throughout the organisation.
Studios engaged: Leadership
Creating a sustainable steel powerhouse
As the fifth largest manufactured commodity in the world by volume, steel represents 7-9% of global emissions - with current projections for 2050 suggesting steel demand could increase by 30% by mid-century.
Xynteo was approached to explore how they could achieve both their production growth targets and net zero ambitions in a way that did not sacrifice commercial returns.
Presenting a unified voice to EU policymakers for a green recovery
Employing 18 million people (9%) of the European workforce and with the potential to create 1 million new green jobs by 2030, our bioeconomy plays a vital part in Europe’s economy – what’s needed is the right policy framework unlock planet-positive growth.
Powered by Xynteo's Europe Delivers partnership, together with Avril, DB Schenker, Lantmännen, Scania, Shell and Yara, the BioAdvantage Europe coalition came together to present a unified voice to help EU policymakers drive a green recovery in Europe.
Building awareness of sustainability leadership
As governments and businesses across Europe accelerate efforts to decarbonise the economy, in part to stimulate a new kind of growth following the COVID-19 crisis, the finance sector is playing an increasingly pivotal role in enabling the transformation.
With market and consumer expectations shifting, a financial services business asked Xynteo to develop a robust way to highlight its credentials as a sustainable banking leader in the market.
Reinvigorating degraded land for biofuels
Europe urgently needs solutions to meet the bold climate commitments of the Paris Agreement and Green Deal while helping economies to recover.
An energy company approached Xynteo to help them investigate production of sustainable biofuels within the next decade from contaminated, underutilised or abandoned land in Europe - while ensuring it contributes to Europe’s social and environmental goals.
Inclusive growth projects
Curating recommendations for the future of work
Digitally enabled business models are reshaping the relationship between businesses and workers, most notably through the rise of the gig economy and a pandemic induced shift to work from home models. But, across the workforce some employees are able to benefit more than others.
With this challenge in mind, an international telecommunications business teamed up with Xynteo to explore what actions organisational leaders should be taking to ensure we create a future of work where everyone can thrive.
Studios engaged: Leadership
Co-creating solutions for an inclusive gig economy
With over 50% of companies reporting using of gig workers in the last five years, its importance is growing. Yet inadequate legislation and social safety nets fuelled by discrimination, are leading to crisis.
Xynteo was approached by a financial services firm who recognised that the current structure of the gig economy is not fit-for-purpose as we trade a workable social contract for agility - and wanted to define solutions that work to create a gig economy that is inclusive and protects workers.
Applying culture to build commercial strength
As consumer and market expectations shift post-pandemic, the types of organisations the will lead the recovery already recognise that to remain relevant for customers and talent while enhancing profitability and morale, a culture transformation is required.
Following development of a new corporate purpose and set of values to take the company into the future, a global logistics company needed a partner to help effectively rolloutthe vision, embed it and unite differing teams across multiple geographies.
Studios engaged: Leadership
Taking the lead on socially responsible automation
Robotics holds vast potential to help tackle the challenges we face – from climate change, to creating jobs, to reducing supply chain risks. Yet, automation poses its own challenges. Although experts predict it will create more jobs, job and job losses are unlikely to be in the same regions or demographic.
Xynteo was engaged by a leading automation business that recognised they had a strategic opportunity and responsibility to be a leader in this space, to develop recommendations for action.
Revitalising a traditional industry in India
Textile reeling and weaving is a traditional artform in many parts of India. But, in recent decades, artisans have moved moving away from this industry due to certain value chain challenges.
A mining powerhouse in India approached Xynteo for help in creating a positive impact in the communities they are a part of, recognising that unlocking barriers across the value chain could be transformative at creating jobs, securing livelihoods and preserving traditional crafts.
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