Changes in consumption patterns and mainstream lifestyles are a critical and integral part of the solutions package to addressing climate change, especially if we are to deliver on the 1.5°C target.

In this transition towards a more sustainable society, understanding how humans actually think and behave is crucial. In other words, sustainability is a behavioural challenge and it is about time for us to develop behaviourally-informed solutions.

On the Day of Change, 1 July 2019 in Brussels, the Academy of Change invites you to address these questions together with leading NGOs, policymakers, business and experts. The interactive sessions will combine the latest findings of the 1.5-Degree Lifestyles Report presented by Sitra and partners, with the Academy practical insights and real-world results on how to make sustainable behaviour change happen in practice.

NGOs that would need support with their travel cost to attend the day can request it through the registration link. Priority will be given to those travelling in a more sustainable way to the event, on a “first come, first served” basis.” If you are far away from Brussels, please note, that there will also be the chance to follow parts of the event online.

Join us and increase your knowledge on the topic, network with actors already active on this and jointly accelerate change towards the sustainable behaviours that really matter. Registration is free of charge, but please note the places are limited.

Looking forward to meeting you on the Day of Change!

Event: Day of Change: Towards the sustainable behaviours that really matter
Date: 01 July 2019
Time: 10:30-16:00
Location: Brussels

Click here to register for the event.

Click here for event agenda

 

The Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit in London on 11 July 2019, connects innovators and start-ups working in sustainability with investors, consumer brands and packaging companies. Alexis Figeac, Head of the Sustainable Business and Entrepreneurship (SBE) Team at the CSCP, supports the Summit as part of the Investor selection committee.

Most of the products we use on an everyday basis use high tech packaging materials to protect and deliver the best quality in the most convenient way. After use, packaging material end up as costly waste which is detrimental to the environment.

Due to growing pressure from consumers, environmental challenges, and new regulatory constraints growing worldwide, companies now have only five years to implement sustainable packaging concepts and practices. In response to this, investments and partnerships in the sustainable packaging space are now booming. Innovation and investment in alternative to traditional plastic packaging is at an all-time high.

The inaugural Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit will bring together an entire packaging ecosystem and introduce innovative start-ups to brands that need greener packaging solutions, as well as investors who are keen on learning more about this booming market.

During the Sustainable Packaging Disruptors Showcase, 10 sustainable packaging innovators will present their innovations on the main stage in a quick fire round of five-minute presentations. Applications can be submitted by companies that have just started generating revenue, as well as larger players who have already received investment and/or are in business partnerships. Further information on the application process can be found here.

Alexis Figeac, Head of the SBE Team at the CSCP, supports the Summit as part of the Investor selection committee, that will hand-pick the frontrunning innovators from the showcase session. Alexis is a pioneer in the area of sustainability and finance and has been on the jury of the Green Alley award in 2017 and 2018. His extensive experience in advisory work and venture capital investing, gives him an insight into innovation, business management and envisioning the future. At the CSCP, Alexis has been involved in the development of a sustainability packaging analyzer for Deutsches Milchkontor (DMK).

This tool lets the user access and compare the relevant sustainability dimensions for different packaging concepts, including environmental impact, recyclability and circular economy aspects, renewable materials and food waste related factors.

Event: The Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit
Date: 11 July 2019
Location: London, UK
Registration: Event Website

The CSCP Newsletter readers can obtain a discount, use promotion code CSCP10 during registration.

Please contact Alexis Figeac for further questions.