Here, advanced management education comes into play. Innovative holistic education curricula will provide the required intellectual ingenuity, creativity and mindset to transform organizations towards sustainable and long-term viable businesses. Without considering the bigger picture of the planetary boundaries, all constituents of individual or specific value chains will lose in the end once a resource is gone. Information technology can create the required transparency on flows and availability of materials and the associated financial costs. This elevated transparency will become the foundation of fact-based trust – making CE the most profitable business model of the 21st century.