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| Posted December 18, 2018

Popup Dialogue-Centre Opens its Doors in Hildesheim

The Popup Dialogue-Centre “Durchblick” opens its doors for citizens in Hildesheim. It is dedicated to the questions and answers on the digitalisation of work. Which technologies will be pioneering in the future and which social and ecological aspects will play a role? What hopes and worries do we associate with digitalisation? In the travelling exhibition, […]

| Posted December 13, 2018

The CSCP and the BMWi Show How Mittelstand Digital Competence Centres Can Be Pivotal in Mainstreaming Sustainability

Mittelstand-Digital, an initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy, heads 25 different Competence Centres on different digitalisation topics throughout Germany. When they all came together in November, Thomas Wagner of the CSCP and Stefan Liebenberg from BMWi presented the potentials of digitalisation for sustainable business practices and urged Competence Centres to think […]

| Posted December 12, 2018

At the Competence Centre eStandards Day of “eStandards in Practice”, Companies Report on Their Digitalisation Projects and Share Strategies and Solutions

What do lighthouses and digitalisation have in common? Not much at first glance. But like lighthouses, the lighthouse projects already implemented by small and medium-sized companies with the help of the Competence Centre eStandards offer orientation and have a signal effect on further digitalisation projects. To bring these projects together and inspire other Small and […]

| Posted December 11, 2018

SCALIBUR Project Kick Off: Promoting the Recycling of Urban Bio Waste for a Circular Economy

In the EU over 100 million tonnes of bio waste are thrown away each year – around 200 kg per person.* The majority of this waste goes to landfills, causing major environmental problems. This practice wastes valuable nutrients, energy and resources. The SCALIBUR project promotes a circular economy approach to curb urban bio waste. The […]

| Posted December 10, 2018

Sustainable Horticulture Practices in Kenya: The CSCP Trains Local Farmers as Part of the GOALAN Project

How can we support Kenyan farmers to adopt and successfully implement sustainable horticulture practices that preserve local ecosystems and promote socio-economic development? In January 2019, the CSCP will deliver the first training of series for farmers and entrepreneurs around Lake Naivasha, Kenya. With partner WWF-Kenya, the CSCP will provide tailored knowledge about sustainable consumption and […]

| Posted December 9, 2018

Action Alliance for Sustainable Bananas (ABNB) Brings Retailers and Producer Countries at One Table

At its stakeholder workshop in November in Berlin, the ABNB was happy to welcome the Colombian ambassador and an important Columbian producer association to start a dialogue on sustainable banana production with German retailers. In an open dialogue, important stakeholders from the whole banana value chain and civil society discussed standards, living wages and various […]

| Posted December 8, 2018

Evaluating the Sustainability Impact of Dairy Packaging

Fresh food products demand a high tech solution to protect and deliver the best quality to the customer, but which packaging solution is the most sustainable? Are biodegradeable plastics, for example, the solution for today’s plastic problems? The fact that they are not the answer and why that is the case was one of the […]

| Posted December 7, 2018

How Can Cities Benefit From Sharing? Transdisciplinary Autumn Academy and Sharing Night in Wuppertal

Sharing is often promoted as a solution to sustainability challenges, but the practical details are not clear. What are the benefits for a city, the needs of the citizens and how could existing structures be improved to enable more sharing? Using a design thinking approach, experts from practice and science explored the potentials of sharing […]

| Posted December 6, 2018

Popup Dialogue-Centre Opens Its Doors in Kiel From 12 – 20 December

The Popup Dialogue-Centre “Durchblick” opens its doors for citizens in Kiel. It is dedicated to the questions and answers on the digitalisation of work. Which technologies will be pioneering in the future and which social and ecological aspects will play a role? What hopes and worries do we associate with digitalisation? In the travelling exhibition, […]

| Posted November 20, 2018

Creating Positive Business Impacts on Sustainability – Join Us for Our Workshop on 7 December and Find Out How!

Today, good sustainability performance is commonly associated with having a small footprint. This means a reduction of negative sustainability impacts, such as CO2 emissions, waste of natural resources, poor working conditions, etc. We say: Assessing our footprint is key but there is more to explore! What about the positive impacts we are having on people and […]