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New whitepaper about the behaviour of buyers of pre-owned assets

DLL financial solutions partner has published a new whitepaper about the behaviour of buyers in pre-owned assets in several languagesDLL whitepaper cover-EN

Would you like to know more about the differences between the buying process for new and pre-owned assets? Based on a research amongst DLL’s manufacturing partners, we developed the whitepaper “Improving pre-owned solutions by understanding the buyer”.

Based on a research amongst DLL’s manufacturing partners, the company developed the whitepaper “Improving pre-owned solutions by understanding the buyer”. This paper explains the differences between the traditional and pre-owned buying processes. The paper elaborates on the decision-making criteria buyers of pre-owned assets take into account. We also explain how manufacturers and dealers can influence the risk perception that is frequently associated with the purchase of a pre-owned asset.

This paper is available in English, Dutch, German and French and can be downloaded free of charge here

In addition on March 8 and 9, DLL will host a free webinar about this whitepaper. registration is necessary via the link below. The hosts areNatalia Grigoreva and  Egbert de Yong.

During this one-hour webinar, DLL will explain the differences between the traditional and pre-owned buying processes. Furthermore, it will elaborate on the decision-making criteria buyers of pre-owned assets take into account. It will also explain how manufacturers and dealers can influence the risk perception that is frequently associated with the purchase of a pre-owned asset.


EIU research: USD 2 trillion of new growth from rural economies possible by 2030

Rural policy, infrastructure and land rights are key to realising potential and investment in rural economies has great potential to stimulate global economic growth

Cover EIB ResearchResearch released February 23, 2016 from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) shows that promoting rural development has the potential to unlock USD 2 trillion of annual economic output globally by 2030 – boosting rural GDP by more than 13 % to around USD 17 trillion.

The research, entitled “Unleashing Rural Economies” and sponsored by Swiss Syngenta, models how global GDP, rural GDP and rural populations could evolve by 2030 under various scenarios. The research examines methods to develop stronger rural economic growth in six countries – Angola, Argentina, China, France, India and Nigeria. Conclusions of the research include the following:

•          Policy. An increased and specific focus on rural development is essential in national policy.

•          Land rights. Restrictions on land use or land rights and a lack of adequate land documentation result in significant underinvestment in agriculture.

•          Operational infrastructure. Enhancing transportation, power and water infrastructure and more investment in rural supply chains, productivity improvements, roads and irrigation are all vital to achieve growth.

•          Social infrastructure. Investment in healthcare and education, as well as in broadband internet and mobile communication networks could make rural areas significantly more productive.

Jonathan Seabrook, Head of Corporate Affairs at Syngenta, said: “Policymakers have an important opportunity to focus on rural development as a critical part of economic growth and social well-being. The conclusions of this research are aligned with Syngenta’s commitments under The Good Growth Plan. The company is working with its partners around the world to develop rural communities and increase grower productivity. The research also confirms that investing in agriculture will be central to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, notably regarding hunger, poverty and well-being.”

Brian Gardner, managing editor with the Economist Intelligence Unit, said: “This research highlights the sheer scale of growth that could be unlocked from rural areas. Getting the right social and operational infrastructure in place is vital but the potential upside is remarkable. Policymakers around the world need to re-evaluate what, too often overlooked, rural areas can contribute to their broader economies.”

To download the white paper click here 

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, with 28000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalising rural communities.

The Economist Intelligence Unit is the world leader in global business intelligence. It is the business-to-business arm of The Economist Group, which publishes The Economist newspaper. As the world’s leading provider of country intelligence, The Economist Intelligence Unit helps executives make better business decisions by providing timely, reliable and impartial analysis on worldwide market trends and business strategies.





A new Dynamic in circular economy topics

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s publication series A New Dynamic invites key thinkers, business leaders and academics to share their latest ideas and research on circular economy topics. From detailed analytics to big picture insights, each volume tackles a specific theme and reflects on the potential and implications of a regenerative economic framework.

The second book in the series, A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems in a circular economy, reflects on the necessity to develop a whole-systemEllen MacArthurcover image approach to re-think our economy. Eighteen authors coming from different horizons, from architecture to farming, share their methodology and provide real life case studies illustrating the application of circular economy principles and their potential.

This important book, a typical product of the values advocated by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, underlines the complementary approach of a group of specialists in architecture, agriculture, business models, social engineering, energy analysis, and city planning. In order to help understand complex systems and make decisions about the best way to transform them to evolve in the right direction. The circular economy represents a path that could provide concrete solutions for the future governance of complex systems, as shown and demonstrated in this book.

Seeing the world as a machine helped fuel technological progress through the industrial revolution, as well as allowing us to understand, predict and control an ever-increasing number of variables. In contrast, contemporary science calls for a more systemic approach that is feedback-rich, interdependent and non-linear – one that lays the foundations of a 21st century enlightenment.

A New Dynamic 2: Effective systems for a circular economy brings together thought leaders who can see beyond the boundaries of their respective areas of expertise, and establish the necessary connections to re-think our current development path. This portfolio of articles, spanning a variety of fields including architecture, agriculture, design, business and engineering, provides both analytical and action-orientated insights that point towards a new regenerative framework for economic prosperity.

A must-read for anyone eager to grasp the issues of the circular economy, with a view to ultimately contributing to this transition.

Pre-order subscriptions can be made here     



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