Master Class: The Future of Business: Circular Economy

École des Ponts Business School. Master Class of  23 June 2017

Business, management and society are changing at an ever-accelerating pace. École des Ponts Business School is proud to be at the forefront of leading and supporting novel research initiatives.

This event will lead a discussion on how Circular Economy is a “resource-full” alternative to the traditional linear “resource-depleting” economic model of produce-consume-waste. It allows the economic ecosystem to do ‘more with less’ and transition to sustainable growth that fosters innovative practice and thinking.

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Commenting the Sustainable Development Timeline

iisd timeline coverThe base document for this class exercise is the Sustainable Development Timeline as developed annually since 2002 by the International Institute for Sustainable Development, a Canadian-based, international public policy research institute for sustainable development. Starting with the release of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962, the IISD  Timeline highlights key meetings, environmental events, publications and other milestones that have paved the path toward sustainability. This year we shall be reviewing and commenting the 2012 edition, the latest available in this series.

* Click here for 2012 SD Timeline.

* And here for 2013 Timeline Presentations

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Sustainable Development Timeline: 1962 – 2010

By most calculations the “sustainable development movement“, albeit only latterly by that name. got underway with little initial fanfare with the release of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring in 1962. It has been a long and at times quite ragged history. Our friends over at Canada’s The International Institute for Sustainable Development have published the sixth edition of their Sustainable Development Timeline – 2010. (You can download the original document here.) If you have a good feel for this sequence you are already on the way to a first understanding of the broad dynamics of our assignment. We can then build on that. Continue reading