Conference “Making a difference. CSR Trends II” is behind us! On 6-7 November 2014, our foundation, together with the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz organized another conference in a series of “CSR Trends”. This time scientists, representatives of non-governmental organizations, consultants and independent experts from Poland, Germany, USA, Italy, Great Britain and Hungary met together. In addition to the scientific sessions, participants could take part in the workshop “Gaining profit while conserving nature” which was led by Sarolta Tripolszky from CEEweb, Hungary and play the business game Homoresponsabilis, led by a team from the Faculty of Management, University of Lodz. The meeting ended with a debate titled: CSR Trends – The future of CSR, in which we agreed potential topics for the conference planned for 2015. See you next year!
The event aims to open discussion about the resource challenges we face, possible policy solutions and already existing best practices that can aid us. Resource efficiency means using the Earth’s limited resources in a sustainable manner while minimising impacts on the environment. It allows us to create more with less and to deliver greater value with less input. A recent survey, entitled “Towards the circular economy” reveals the economic benefits of efforts towards enhancing resource efficiency. Another report says that 87% of consumers surveyed worldwide want companies to adopt sourcing policies that respect biodiversity. Resource scarcity, tighter environmental standards as well as increase consumer awareness are here to stay and will reward businesses that shift away from the “take, make and dispose” approach.
CEEweb for Biodiversity has been a trailblazer in Central and Eastern Europe in formulating and advocating for effective resource use policies as well as in building up the CEE business and biodiversity platform. Therefore, CEEweb for Biodiversity organizes the multi-stakeholder professional input for the EU Green Week Satellite Event in Budapest and brings together experts from the European Union, business leaders as well as NGOs to discuss the main topic of the 2014 Green Week, which focuses on Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency & Waste.
For more information visit our website at http://www.ceeweb.org/event/resource-efficiency-why-is-worth-investing-in-it/
Registration deadline is the 28th May, 2014.