Since the CSCP was established in 2005, its alumni network has rapidly grown. As the Centre is an international institution, expertise from all over the world is needed in order to meet the challenge of promoting sustainable patterns of consumption and production worldwide. Moreover, the concept of SCP aims to take an integrated and coordinated approach towards consumption and production that requires a multidisciplinary pool of knowledge. For these reasons the CSCP has created a special "SCP Young Professional Outer Planet" programme to build the capacity of young professionals on Sustainable Consumption and Production. The young professionals come from all around the world and have been contributing to the Centre’s activities with know-how from a broad scale of different speciality areas. The map above indicates countries of origin and different branch of study of CSCP’s alumni network.