Business executives struggle between generating the quarterly returns that investors expect and maintaining the long-term sustainability of the company. Short-termism often comes at the expense of innovation and investments.
Circular business models typically have longer time horizons than today’s expectations. Their long-term sustainability often depends on the durability of value chain relationships and products.
To achieve the flow of capital needed for circular business models to be successful, investor time horizons must be extended in concert with the value of resources.