The Centre provides scientific support to clients from the private and the public sector, such as UNEP and other organisations in the field of SCP. This support includes the development, testing, implementation and monitoring of concrete projects, especially in developing countries, which enables these countries to leapfrog to sustainable consumption and production patterns using life cycle thinking and regional perspectives as guiding principles. Feel free to explore our website, read more about us or find all information nicely consolidated in the CSCP Information Brochure.
Business in the 21. century is strongly influenced by young entrepreneurs who shape the future with new business models and business ideas. In this respect responsible management plays a more and more important role and drives innovation and investment.
Unlike the traditional take-make-consume-dispose approach, a circular economy seeks to respect environmental boundaries through increasing the share of renewable or recyclable resources while reducing consumption of raw materials and energy. It requires fundamental changes throughout the value chain, from product design and production processes to new business models and consumption patterns. Approaches such as eco-design, sharing, re-using, repairing, refurbishing and recycling will play a significant role in fostering the transition towards a more circular economy in Europe.
How can economic growth, progress and prosperity be accomplished in all parts of society? Do we have a strategy to reduce the gap between rich and poor and reduce the disparity? How can north Rhine Westaphalia as a ‚state of change’ contribute to giving people that are on the run because of poverty and war a new home?
In collaboration with the partners of the Alumniportal Deutschland, the CSCP is hosting a webinar series on sustainable living.
The Sharing Economy is scaling up
van Beers/Grossi/Ki/ørboe/Brüggemann et al. (2014)
Collaboration for Sustainable Lifestyles through Business and Social Innovations (Berlin Workstudio)
Guillen /Nicolau /Spittler /Duarte /Hicks /van Beers (2014)
Guillen /Nicolau/ van Beers/ Spittler/ Konadu/ Awuye (2013)
Guillen/Van Beers/Nicolau/ Montemayor/Laurel (2013)