Technologies for Sustainability Within the Framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Technologies for Sustainability Within the Framework of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Ingrid Yadibel Cuevas Zuñiga (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico), María del Rocío Soto Flores (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico) and Ericka Molina Ramìrez (Instituto Politécnico Nacional, Mexico)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1875-5.ch002
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The effects of climate change have led to the incorporation of environmentally friendly technologies and the fourth industrial revolution, which is marked a paradigm at the global level since it represents the ways in which intelligent technology, connected, is embedded in organizations as well as the daily lives of people. So, the objective of this research is to identify the main technologies for sustainability in organizations within the framework of the fourth industrial revolution with the purpose to see sustainable development as an opportunity business for the economic, social, and environmental benefits.
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The Rise Of The Circular Economy And Its Relationship With The Objectives Of Sustainable Development

Circular economy is a sustainable, restorative and regenerative model that is based on three fundamental principles: use of renewable energy, energy efficiency and uses efficient and responsible for the resources. However, the circular economy supported by the fourth Industrial Revolution can play an important role in the transformation of business models where the development and widespread use of the Internet of things, along with a philosophy of extended liability of the manufacturer during the entire life of the product or service, can unleash the potential of the circular economy, particularly in a world where it is expected that 50 trillion of products are connected to the internet by 2020 (Welford, 1996).

Key Terms in this Chapter

Sustainability: It meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of future generations.

Fourth Industrial Revolution: The fourth industrial revolution is based on the digital revolution, which represents new ways in which technology is integrated in society and even in the human body. It is marked by the emerging technological advances in various fields.

Technologies: Set of instruments, technical resources, or procedures employed in a particular field or industry.

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