Sustainability, innovation and the evolution towards a more circular economy

Posted on 14th February 2017

As part of our Research Seminar Series 2016-17, the Department of Geography and International Development will be putting on a research seminar by our Visiting Professor Simon Pringle on Tuesday 28th February.


The world is changing at a dizzying pace with societal expectations and corporate behaviours rapidly evolving. All this turbulence can be deeply unsettling and it certainly means that the balance between risk and opportunity has never been more pressing or complex. Innovation and the evolution towards a more circular economy is an expression of that change and a process by which organisations can respond.

The seminar will place a focus on some of the agendas that are operating on a global scale and way they are influencing decision making in the board room. It will explore how clarity of purpose and enlightened self-interest are critical for an effective process of innovation and will identify that collaboration with suppliers/partners is essential for organisations seeking to find solutions to the most challenging of issues.

 

Tuesday 28th February 2017, 4.30-6.00pm, CBB012

Attendance is free and open to all, no need to book. Refreshments will be provided.