Global Sustain announced its new Yearbook at the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) SwitchMed Connect event, the first eco and social innovations gathering in the Mediterranean that took place in Barcelona on October 29-30. The company is preparing for the ninth Yearbook edition in collaboration with the SwitchMed and the Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production of the UNEP.
In times where material wealth is cherished, global population is rising and there is ever-growing consumption, the process by which products and services are delivered to our doors needs to embrace a sustainable model. On the other hand, decisions and actions taken by consumers may have a serious impact on the environment. The challenge is to manage these interdependencies in a way that human development advances without causing harm to the environment and our planetary boundaries. Circular economy maximises the business potential to transform environmental challenges into economic opportunities, innovation, and better life quality.
Among others, this Yearbook will address the following topics:
  • Priority sectors for circular economy
  • New consumption models
  • Sustainable lifestyles
  • Life cycle thinking
  • Policies, strategies and action plans
  • Sustainable value chain
  • Eco-innovation
  • Resource efficiency improvement
  • Sustainable Packaging
  • Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) measurement and communication
The ninth carbon neutral Yearbook will feature leading CEOs, corporations and organisations from all around the world, with SCP and circular economy efforts well-integrated into their organisational fabric. Moreover, there will be extensive research and photographic material. The publication will come out in June 2016 and will be presented at special events throughout 2016.
The publication was announced at the SwitchMed Connect by Michael Spanos, Managing Director of Global Sustain, who delivered a speech on market links and partnerships with big business. Global Sustain presented the publication to more than 400 stakeholders from Mediterranean countries, leading start-ups and entrepreneurs, industry agents, change agents, policy and financial institutions.

Contact Details:

Ilektra Liberopoulou, Marketing & Communications Manager, Global Sustain

E-mail: ilektra.liberopoulou@globalsustain.org

Tel: +30 210 927 1115

For more information related to the Yearbook series please visit: www.globalsustain.org/en/yearbook.
For more information related to the SwitchMed Connect please visit:www.switchmedconnect.com.