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Circular Economy & Sustainable Development

Moving towards sustainability is a social challenge and a global challenge that will take efforts from local and national governments, international cooperation, as tools from academics and researchers to help put in place the best practices and knowledge to encourage these essential changes.

Appraising economic advantages to going green, developing new technologies and redesigning systems in a flexible and reversible manner to benefit the environment is at the heart of our research.

Unlike the linear model of business that consumes and wastes resources, the idea behind Circular Economy is to mirror the ecosystem that leaves nothing wasted. Everything, from clothing to household items to food and tools, have a purpose and an after-life-purpose, so that “traditional waste” can be something useful to others or in another form.

Circular economy is a “resource-full” alternative to the traditional linear “resource-depleting” economic model of produce-consume-waste. Circular economy has attracted attention in recent years and is characterized as restorative and regenerative by design.

We strive through our new centers and initiatives for excellence and have taken action in supporting this transformation process through education, training and research.

The new Circular Economy Research Center (CERC) launched for our business school’s 30th anniversary and our inaugural event was a symposium that brought EU and political leaders as well as academics and activists together for The Future of Business: Circular Economy.

Nicolas Lapalu (France)CEO - Osborn-Unipol France

Jadwiga Gajda (Poland)IT Service Manager – Metanext

Shaleish DixitHead of Consulting & Sales Solutions - Wipro