CMC-Global and the Italian Professional Association of Management Consultants (APCO) invites you to the 6th CMC International Conference and Annual Meeting of Delegates

Management consulting for sustainability

Sustainable development recognizes that growth must be both inclusive and environmentally sound to build shared prosperity for today’s population, and to continue to meet the needs of future generations.

The three pillars of sustainable development – economic growth, environmental stewardship, social inclusion – carry across all sectors of development, from cities to agriculture, infrastructure, energy development and use, water, and transportation. The question facing countries, cities, corporations, and development organizations today is not whether to embrace sustainable development but how. (World Bank)

Thanks to qualified management consulting services able to offer cutting-edge multidisciplinary skills in all business sectors, organizations are able to create innovative products and services, integrating sustainability into their value chain.

Creative thinking

Creative thinking means looking at something in a new way. It is the very definition of “thinking outside the box.” Often, creativity in this sense involves what is called lateral thinking, or the ability to perceive patterns that are not obvious.

Some people are naturally more creative than others, but creative thinking can be strengthened with practice or special techniques as it happens for many disciplines.

Applying creative thinking to sustainable development means adopting an innovative approach to solving a problem that has remained unresolved with ordinary methods.

Completely new solutions are needed for economic growth, environmental management and welfare in a constantly changing context that requires new skills and professionalism constantly renewed, such as those that qualified management consultancy can offer.

Friendly and disruptive innovation

When it comes to disruptive innovation, it refers to an innovation that creates a new market and a new value chain, supplanting existing companies, their products and their alliances.

Not all innovations are disruptive, even if they are revolutionary. The mass produced car was a disruptive innovation, because it changed the transport market, while the first thirty years of cars did not. Disruptive innovations tend to be produced by new entrepreneurs, rather than by leading companies in the market, because initially they are not sufficiently profitable.

A new approach to innovation is affirming in the recent period in the field of digital transformation and it is the “friendly” innovation that considers the human person at the center of the transformation induced by innovation. Management consulting supports organizations that follow both approaches.

Internet of Things

Digital revolution

The digital revolution touches all aspects of the contemporary world. It is an incessant process of modernization that has changed the functioning of our society, its economic, social, cultural and political organization. The engine of this incessant force is the rapid technological change.
In 2012, over 2 billion people used the Internet, double the number that used it in 2007. In 2015, tablets and smartphones exceeded personal computers in the use of the Internet and in 2016 half of the world population is connected in network.
The digital revolution has positive and negative economic consequences. Consumer choice possibilities are increasing and new forms of business are created. In this context of increased complexity, management consulting helps its customers to make the optimal path for the digital transformation of their company.