“FROM SAYING TO DOING AND COMMUNICATING IN CIRCULAR ECONOMY”
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During 2018 the Global Compact Network Italy promoted and coordinated two multi-stakeholder Collective Actions focused on Circular Economy and Sustainable Supply Chain Management aimed at supporting the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda at national level.
In a perspective of synergic interaction between business and non business sectors, the two Collective Actions involved primarily enterprises but also foundations, associations, and academia committed to sustainable development.
The two thematic focuses are binding priority challenges, as emerged from the second Global Compact Network Italy’s SDGs Forum held in Lucca in September 2017.
In particular, the Collective Action “From saying to doing and communicating in Circular Economy” organized in partnership with the Institute of Management of the Sant’Anna School of Pisa - was aimed at: presenting the theme and elaborated one or more joint definitions of circular economy; measuring material and immaterial circularity: deepening and analyzing drivers and challenges related to the implementation of a circular economy model.
HAVE JOINED THE ACTION
» FONDAZIONE CARIPLO
» FONDAZIONE CIMA
» GRUPPO HERA
» INTESA SANPAOLO
» SCUOLA SUPERIORE SANT’ANNA DI PISA
» TRE ERRE
» UNIVERSITA’ DELLA TUSCIA
VOICES FROM PARTICIPANTS
“The Collective Action on Circular Economy, promoted by the Global Compact Network Italy, was a positive exchange opportunity among different stakeholders all committed to open themselves to this change. Circular Economy, as well-defined in the definition elaborated by the working group, is a new paradigm which requires the collaboration of the world of economy, intermediary organizations and institutions to be implemented. Knowledge and in-depth analisys provided by the Institute of Management of the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies , added value to the initiative. All the participants to the Collective Action, infact, expressed interest to follow-up to the circular economy pathway the next year.”
Gaelle Ridolfi, CSR Specialist, Hera Group
“The initiative has allowed to enlarge VIU's view on circular economy as, the three meetings, allowed to approach the topic through very practical as well as participatory approaches, that included surveys, case studies, discussion groups, simulation games. For a non-business company like Venice International University, the circular model cannot limit to the 3-Rs dimension (which is not under our direct control) but necessary need to refer to a fourth dimension, education, awareness raising/participation - right as the three-meeting event designed by the Global Compact Network Italy. The initiative allowed to enlarge our network, meeting and exchanging both with other education/research institutions and with companies. In this way, we had the opportunity on the one side to exchange experiences with our peers, on the other side to understand the actual needs and challenges of corporate side.”
Alessandra Fornetti, Executive Director,
TEN Program for Sustainability, Venice International University