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| Posted November 14, 2019

Working With Germany’s Retail Sector to Reduce Food Waste

The CSCP continues supporting actors along the food value chain to reduce food waste. In Autumn 2019 we started the moderation and facilitation of the “National Dialogue Forum for Reduction of Food Waste in Wholesale and Retail Industry” – referred to as handelsforumRLV – , thereby supporting the Federal Government’s National Strategy for Reducing Food […]

| Posted November 12, 2019

INHERIT Publishes 3 Policy Briefs on Integrated Governance, Health Equity, and Behaviour Change

How can policymakers promote interventions that foster a “triple-win” — a benefit for environmental sustainability, health and health equity? Our INHERIT project’s new policy briefs suggest ways forward for integrated governance, behaviour change, and health equity, and cover the areas of living, moving, and consuming. They also include recommendations for actions and set out concrete […]

| Posted November 11, 2019

Digital Transformation and Sustainability; The Mittelstand 4.0 Zooms in on These Megatrends

87% of companies believe that digital transformation is a competitive opportunity! [1] Climate change, digitalisation, blockchain and new work environments have already arrived – How is your business affected? The Mittelstand 4.0 event presents answers to these questions during insightful, practice-orientated workshops. Digital transformation and sustainability present a wealth of opportunities and challenges for Small […]

| Posted October 29, 2019

The CSCP Hosts Round Table at DiKomm – Future Digital Municipalities fair on 5 November in Essen

Cities have great creative potential and can facilitate societal transformation for sustainability in the public and private sector. The CSCP will be hosting a roundtable discussion titled “Circular City and Digital Community – interlocking developments” at dikomm, where we will be sharing more concrete examples of circular cities and urban digitalisation. Dikomm is the side […]

| Posted October 23, 2019

Accelerating Change Towards the Sustainable Behaviours That Really Matter – The Academy of Change Publishes Final Report

At the end of July 2019, the Academy of Change (AoC) completed the final milestone of the first round – a capacity building programme on behaviour change for more sustainable living patterns. The results of the programme have been impressive as we have been able to narrow down the elements of a successful behaviour change […]

| Posted October 22, 2019

Textiles, Electronics, Plastics/Packaging Sectors Come Together at the CSCP Workshop on Circular Business Models

What can we learn from companies who have successfully transitioned to circular business models? If closing the loop is the way forward, what are the many benefits in transitioning to circular economy? The answers to these questions were discussed in the workshop with insights from 20+ case studies on the benefits, enablers and barriers of […]

| Posted October 17, 2019

The CSCP Heads the First-Ever Centre for Economics and Digital Responsibility in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia

How can companies contribute to improving the quality of life for everyone in times of digitalisation? How can companies successfully adopt sustainability as a part of their digital strategy? The new centre aims to answer these questions by encouraging small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to introduce a long-term concept on economic, ecological, digital and social […]

| Posted October 15, 2019

GOALAN Project Organises a 3-Day Train the Trainers Programme for Women and Youth Entrepreneurs in Kenya

Can ‘imperfect’ fruits and vegetables be recycled and given new life? Also, can the ‘agents of change’, help pass on the information about sustainable methods of farming? In the training programme organised by the Switch Africa Green ‘GOALAN’ project in Njambini, Kenya, over 40 women and youth entrepreneurs learned through practical demonstrations how they can […]

| Posted October 10, 2019

BMWi’s AI Innovation Competition – The CSCP Is the Proud Partner of A Winning Consortium

16 consortiums won the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Innovation Competition run by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi) and will have the chance to start implementing their AI-related project ideas from early 2020 onwards. Among the 16 winners is the project “REIF: Resource-efficient, Economic and Intelligent Foodchain”, which aims to revolutionise the food industry […]

| Posted October 2, 2019

Dr Klaus Töpfer — Founding Member of the CSCP — Awarded the Prestigious State Prize

Prime Minister Armin Laschet awarded the State Prize of North Rhine-Westphalia to Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer on 16 September for his decades of outstanding commitment to international service in environmental protection, nature conservation and global sustainable development, as well as for his service to his home state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The award ceremony took place […]