This is the time of year I often return to those EarthSayers, the voices of sustainability, that have inspired me. The voices of our citizens who offer me helpful solid advice for weathering the storms of war, global warming, economic instability, injustice, and disasters of all kinds while keeping focused on identifying and promoting those among us who are sustainability leaders. Here are three such leaders on EarthSayers.tv that I want to share with you.
Sustainability professionals have an important role to play in the circular economy, so how can you make sure your skills fit? As companies across the globe get to grips with the concept of doing more with less, systems thinkers who understand the big picture of finite resources, overburdened ecosystems and the need to reduce social inequality will be the ones to forge the critical links in the value chain that provide the solutions for sustainable business.
Dame Ellen MacArthur, Founder of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation spoke at the BSR Conference 2014: Transparency and Transformation, which took place November 4-6 in New York, during a plenary session. Watch the full video now:
In October 2014, Coca-Cola Enterprises teamed up with the Financial Times to host the Future for Sustainability Summit. The summit included a keynote on the importance of design in process and product development, by Laura Storm, Director of Sustainia. Here she draws attentions to some of the great examples of innovations from around the world helping to drive the circular economy.
These years, more and more companies are going in circles. And that is a good thing! Let me explain:
At NAEM's upcoming EHS Management Forum in Austin, renowned architect William McDonough will describe how his breakthrough design concepts can advance the development of a new, circular economy. We spoke to him this week to learn more about 'cradle to cradle' design and how these ideas can be incorporated into everyday business decisions.
The circular economy aims to keep resources in use for as long as possible, extract maximum value of these resources while in use, and recover and regenerate materials and products at the end of each life cycle. In this session panelists will highlight the benefits of the circular economy, and the scalable technologies, innovations, and processes that companies are employing to achieve zero waste and beyond.
July 21, 2014 /3BL Media / - Sustainability thought leader William McDonough will make the business case for the circular economy as the opening keynote speaker for NAEM’s 22nd annual EHS Management Forum on Oct. 22-24 in Austin.
A renowned pioneer in sustainable design, Mr. McDonough has incorporated the “cradle-to-cradle” concept into his architecture and consulting work for clients such as General Electric, Alcoa, The Coca-Cola Co., Dow Chemical Co. and The City of Chicago.
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