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European SDG Summit 2022

After the pandemic and amid the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, the world needs to accelerate the journey towards climate neutrality and the adoption of an inclusive approach to the green and digital transition. However, the lack of preparedness to disruptions to workforces, supply chains, communities, and consumers caused by the war and the transition to net zero, risk exacerbating inequalities within and between countries.

Europe, in line with its welfare state experience, is taking the lead to leave no one behind in this transformation with the Green Deal, REPowerEU, the European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan, the Just Transition Mechanism, and the NextGenerationEU Programme. In its recent Council recommendation for a fair transition towards climate neutrality, the European Commission highlighted that “the green transition will bring changes to the way we live, move and work. We need well-designed policies to fully realise its employment and social potential. A fair transition towards climate neutrality in the Union by 2050 will ensure that no one is left behind, in particular people and households most dependent on fossil fuels, and most affected by the green transition, and notably those already in vulnerable situations.”

Nevertheless, the scale and magnitude of the effort ahead requires not only individual commitments to net-zero but also collaborative actions from all stakeholders.

For this reason, ahead of the 27th United Nations Climate Change conference (COP27), CSR Europe is convening sustainability leaders worldwide at the European SDG Summit 2022: Together for an Inclusive Green Deal, taking place between 10-12 October.

Over the course of 21 sessions - consisting of 3 high-level plenaries and 18 SDG Roundtables - leaders from businesses, industry federations, civil society organisations, and the European Union will engage in action-oriented dialogues to conciliate climate action with the pressing need for a Just Transition. This year, CSR Europe will also release the second edition of the European Sustainable Industry Barometer in collaboration with Moody’s ESG Solutions. The Barometer will provide data on the sustainability level and maturity of European industry federations, with a focus on the social dimension of their ESG efforts, demonstrating the progresses made and where additional efforts are needed. This new instrument has been conceived within the European Pact for Sustainable Industry, CSR Europe’s public campaign aimed at making the European Green Deal and its Climate Pact a success.

If your organisation and government is eager to put sustainability at the core of innovation and growth for the pursuit of a more inclusive society, join us for this unique rendezvous.



Organized under the initiative of the Hauts-de-France Region and coordinated by Hauts-de-France Innovation Development (HDFID), the Regional Research and Innovation Meetings, an event dedicated to research and innovation, will take place from Tuesday, November 23 to Wednesday, December 1. The event is coordinated with the World Forum for a Responsible Economy, offering a complementary program.

Devoted to research and innovation, the 5th edition of the event will take place in the European Metropolis of Lille and in the community of Amiens Metropolis. The event is open to all: project leaders, entrepreneurs, startups, researchers, students ... More than 2,000 participants are expected. This year, the event has been designed in a hybrid way, allowing everyone to follow the program online or in person. Several major themes will be addressed, such as tourism, nutrition and health, agriculture and agri-food, the industry of the future and the low-carbon transition, with a common theme: "Opening up to Europe, a major asset for boosting innovation in the region".

The calendar of events and the official program are available online at https://rencontres-innovation.hautsdefrance.fr

New this year, the regional research and innovation meetings and the World Forum for a Responsible Economy are being coordinated in order to offer economic players a complete range of tools and testimonials to help them achieve sustainable change.  The two programs have been designed to complement each other and address the entire spectrum of business. Thus, the Regional Research and Innovation Meetings will offer a program focused on technological innovations, while the World Forum for a Responsible Economy will highlight the transformation of organizations (corporate governance, CSR approach, stakeholder involvement, territorial integration).

Join us for the 12th Convergences World Forum “Inequalities – Transitions - Solutions”!



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Join us for the 10th Convergences World Forum

Join us for the Convergences World Forum and contribute to a “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty” World!
Register now atwww.convergences.org


The 10th edition of the Convergences World ForumLet’s innovate for a Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty world will take place on Spetember 4&5 at the Palais Brongniart in Paris.


Italian Space Debris Mitigation Mission Successfully Launched on June 23, 2017

Fino Mornasco, Italy, June 23rd, 2017: D-Sat, the first nanosatellite with the ability to remove itself from orbit in a direct and controlled way at the end of its mission through a dedicated device, has been launched on Friday June 23rd, 2017, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in India atop a PSLV rocket.

The satellite, built and operated by D-Orbit LLC, is the first in-orbit demonstration of D-Orbit Decommissioning Device (D3), a smart and independent propulsive system designed to decommission a satellite with a direct and controlled propulsive maneuver at the end of a space mission even if the main satellite has become unresponsive. The same technology can be scaled up to decommission spacecraft of up to 5 tons.

“This mission is a milestone in how we deal with the problem of space debris” said Luca Rossettini, D-Orbit founder and CEO. “We believe that everything that goes up should come down as soon as it served its purpose, and we want to provide a practical and affordable solution to enable this vision. Our dream is to have a D3 installed in every new satellite by 2025.”

The development of D-Sat is funded through a EU Horizon 2020 grant called “SME instrument”, under grant agreement No 711193 for D3 Project. The scientific part of the mission is partially funded by a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter accessible from the following link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/433487168/d-sat

D-Orbit LLC is an Italian space system company specialized in products and services to streamline commissioning and decommissioning of satellites and constellations, reducing system complexity and cost of operation, and increasing lifetime, reliability, and revenues.

For more information, check the mission website dsat.space.


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The group is a forerunner in the use of "clean" technologies and products. The group's activity has a strong impact on the environment: consumption of raw materials, use of sensitive products, emissions and emissions ...


Growth within : a circular economy vision for a competitive Europe

In a circular economy, growth comes from ‘within’, by increasing the value derived from existing economic structures, products and materials. This major report quantifies the benefits for Europe – in terms of growth, household income, and environmental outcomes – of adopting a circular development path compared with our current linear one.

Incorporating in-depth analysis of three of Europe’s largest basic needs, mobility, food and the built environment, the report provides a vision of how the circular economy could look, and highlights wide-ranging implications for government and business leaders.

This report was sponsored by SUN (Stiftungsfonds für Umweltökonomie und Nachhaltigkeit) in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation and the McKinsey Center for Business and Environment.

View the full report

Best Practice of the month with Plastic Banc


David Katz, founder and CEO of Plastic Bank is an entrepreneur of the circular economy with a triple bottom line (people, planet and profits). 

Discover the approach on Bipiz.org

Friday, September 19th : Workshop « Rebuilding Trust in Finance »

The 19th September in Brussels, CSR Europe and KPMG co-organise a workshop dedicated to the banking sector in Europe. The main theme about this workshop is to reflect on the « European Rebuilding Trust in Finance ».

Join this workshop, in order to:
  - Engage with the European Commission
  - Listen to presentations on responsible banking from expert speakers
  - Discuss challenges on rebuilding trust in finance with peers
  - Draw up a possible action plan for a European financial sector working group

For more information concerning the topics and the detailed agenda click here.

5th International Meeting of Social Solidarity Economy


Manila, The Philippines, 15-18 October 2013