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Economic Report Dutch version

From Food Waste to Future Value

Food waste is a big problem: a third of all food produced globally ends either as food loss or food waste. Initiatives to reduce food waste can decrease company's and consumer’s footprint and increase their profit.

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Netherlands beyond GDP: A Wellbeing Index

Rabobank, in cooperation with Utrecht University, has developed a new broad wellbeing index. In this working paper the motivation for the development of a new wellbeing indicator is given. Subsequently the methodology is explained and finally the results are discussed.

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The potential of the circular economy

Making the Dutch economy more sustainable by means of circular business models offers a lot of opportunities. Tentative calculations show that it can lead to more than 80.000 new jobs. This is however not easily achieved.

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Prosperity in the new economic reality

Economic growth, as measured by GDP, is wrongly considered to be the most relevant measure of progress. A society less focused on economic growth would be a desirable development for a number of reasons.